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Suzuki Stock suspension settings 04 LTZ400 ? Handling problem?

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Greetings to all,

I have a new to me 2004 LTZ400

Could someone please tell me the stock suspension settings.

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Preload settings.

Any stock clicker settings.

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I had a z250 previously and a Honda 300. The LTZ400 seems to want to hunt around a lot in the sand and has a lot of side to side movement unless I am on the throttle and riding hard compared to the other quads.

Someone suggested to make sure all the settings are stock and to go from there.

Thanks in advance.

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Before you go crazy with suspension adjustments, I'd check my toe in/out and tire pressures.

Sometimes it is best to check tire circumferance rather than just the pressure. Your problem sounds like too much toe "in". Set the quad for a 1/4" toe out and see the difference. :bonk:

Naturally I am assuming a tight front end and good swing arm and axle bearings.

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I will will definitely check the toe in also, but still looking for those stock settings. I don't think putting everything back to the stock positions will be going crazy. Having these will help me determine if the previous owner went "crazy" with his adjustments.

I just finished working on a Yamaha WR450 that wasn't handling well. The guy had the rear preload beyond max, 30 wt fork oil (Quaker State I think), compression clickers and rebound adjusters all the way in. Set everything back to stock, lubed the linkage and swingarm...now the bike handles great. I got the bike cheap because the suspension "needs to be completely rebuilt".

Thanks for the reply...the toe in is a great suggestion and I will have to read up on how to adjust that and determine a 1/4 inch out.

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Here's how I do wheel alignemeny on my quads...

-verify that your rear axle is aligned by cross measuring from left wheel to right foot peg and vise versa.

- clamp a straight 2x4 or similar to you outside wheel and make sure it goes to at least the front wheels so you can measure front and back of front rims.

- if the front measurement is greater than the back measurement, that's called toe out.

- adjust till one side is an 1/8" toe out.

- adjust the other side so that the front/rear measurement has a 1/4" difference.

-go ride and enjoy the stability at high speeds.

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