suspension and wheelies

So i have a DRZ, stock with a yosh slipon, and like to wheelie it around, but i dont like to have to clutch it up, and in 3rd i just cant get it up. The guy before me was sure he had to touch both sides flatfooted on stops, so he "softened" the suspension "all the way" so now when i wheelie, or start to it seems like the rear just soaks it all up... or it is just me?

thanks

Q

So i have a DRZ, stock with a yosh slipon, and like to wheelie it around, but i dont like to have to clutch it up, and in 3rd i just cant get it up. The guy before me was sure he had to touch both sides flatfooted on stops, so he "softened" the suspension "all the way" so now when i wheelie, or start to it seems like the rear just soaks it all up... or it is just me?

thanks

Q

At first try to set the sag. Read this fore more information http://www.4strokes.com/tech/racesag.asp

Then turn the compression screw clockwise until it stops, then turn it anticlockwise 11 clicks out. Now you have the standard settings.

If you want the rear suspension harder, turn the compression screw clockwise a few clicks.

Theoretikly it should be easier to wheelie with harder settings...I think...

So i have a DRZ, stock with a yosh slipon, and like to wheelie it around, but i dont like to have to clutch it up, and in 3rd i just cant get it up. The guy before me was sure he had to touch both sides flatfooted on stops, so he "softened" the suspension "all the way" so now when i wheelie, or start to it seems like the rear just soaks it all up... or it is just me?

thanks

Q

It's not just you... soft suspension does indeed soak up energy that would otherwise be used to hoist the front end up. Or the rear, if you're doing stoppies.

Set the sag for your weight. Try putting all the clickers back to stock and work from there. A little more compression damping will stop it from squatting too much when you wheelie. Don't overdo it though or you're ride and handling will suffer.

ok cool ill try to re-set my suspension when i get home. thanks

ok so now i can do roll-ons in 3rd from 30.... i am quite happy. cant wait to get the 3x3 e gasket and re jeted...

you should really get the full pipe, the slip on isnt doing anything but making it sound cool and making you think there is more power

ok so now i can do roll-ons in 3rd from 30.... i am quite happy. cant wait to get the 3x3 e gasket and re jeted...

Are you sitting on the tail light to get it up?

no, i just lean REAL far foreward and yank and twist. but i am actually in the same position as regular riding. if i scoot back or get on the pegs it is real easy, but i think if something goes bad, id rather be with my foot on the brake, plus i can " steer" better up higher on the bike when im up on 1...

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