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Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is anyone running a sway bar on an R? I'd like to try one for the Horse Shoe Drags, but everywhere I go, I'm the only one running an R.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Id also like to know how it preforms. id like to get one for my x. i Also have the same problem, noone has the new body yfzs.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you still have the stock front shocks, use them and a lowering kit on the front. I dont run a sway bar (yet), and the stock front shocks with a lowering kit are so stiff there is almost no body roll. Im looking into getting a set of front elka's or something, and will get a sway bar at the same time tho. Aftermarket shocks are so plush, they give more than the stockers and so I get more body roll. Give me a couple weeks and Ill know how a sway bar performs :-)
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PM "daddio" he runs one when his kid goes flat tracking.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll pm Daddio. As far as running stock shocks, I'm 220lbs and they were no where near "stiff". Plus I have LT Walsh arms. The ebay lowing links won't work on my arms. That would be to easy!
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I put one of those eBay lowering kits on the front and back of mine to do a local flattrack and I wasn't impressed. We were running indoors at a local horse arena and it was a really tacky, small track. The frame was three inches off the ground and handled horribly. I ended up leaving the back lowered and took the front lowering kit off. I dropped the front through the front springs (preload nuts two threads from the top) and it handled MUCH better. I didn't run a swaybar either and it did just fine. I actually carried more speed into the corners than everyone else.
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I'm not really familiar with how those fox shox work but just lower your ride height all the way down but leave a 1/2 inch rake on the frame for better weight transfer to the rear for traction being that it's drags. On the front shocks stiffen that compression chamber and crank your low speed compression adjuster all the way in, that should eliminate body roll. Even if you don't want to spend all the time lowering your ride height but just want to eliminate body roll, just adjust those front shocks. That should be all you need to nail that corner. It's just one corner, right? More important than that pivot around that corner is braking into it and acceleration out of it and suspension plays a big part there so you want it working correctly. Going to a sway bar setup for just one turn seems really unnecessary to me.

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I've considered playing with the suspension to see about helping with the body roll. Alot of the other guys I race against run sway bars.
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I think cutting time on that corner is far more about skill than sway bars...
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It does take a lot of skill, especially when I run brand new gncc holeshots and don't have my bike lowered!
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Oh, it's on hard pack, I thought you were running in soft stuff with paddles... Are the other guys running flat track style tires? I'm sure tires are key. How are you placing with the setup you are running now? I bet the guys you are talking about that are running the sway bar race flat track and that's why they have it.
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I don't usually fair out to well against the other guys that are set up for it, but then again I never expect to. They have highly built motors, and they are setup for TT. I just go for fun and support my son. He's kicking major ass in his class and the mini open.
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Do they have different classses for lowered atvs? If not, lowering yours will help alot. I would try that first before buying a sway bar. I made the lowering kit for my 09 yfzr to get the stance I wanted. I'll share my patented design if needed...
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I can lower my bike fairly low by adjusting the ride height on the shocks, but these guys I race against sit an inch off the ground. I know the benefits of being lowered and properly set up as I've been doing this for 6 or 7 years now. I just don't want to go through the hassle of raising and lowering my bike every weekend. As far as putting a lowering kit on, I. Can't do muc with the front cause I have lt walsh arms and I don't want to hassle with changing out the rear linkage.
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il trade you my bald stock tires for those new gncc holeshots... lol
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If your looking for a sway bar hit me up i got a durablue sway bar i would get rid of
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Will it fit my R?
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im pretty sure they are pretty much universal. the guy i bought from had it on a 04 trx450. but let me do some checking for you
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durablue has the same part number for the regular yfz and for the x/r
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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What are asking for it?
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