22mm clamps on 15/16 crf450

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12/17/2017 2:02 AM

Who's tried them? Trying to get rid of the knifing on sand corners.

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12/17/2017 10:13 AM

Had a set on a 13' and currently running a set on a 2012 CRF450 - Go for it! With that being said, it's only one piece of the CRF puzzle and a minor improvement. Coupled with -2/-3mm shock lowering spacer or lowering link, proper spring rates/valving, and quality tires, you'll be looking at a more balanced ride. If it's only sand corners you're unhappy with, have you tried stiffer fork settings/dropping the forks in the OE 20mm clamps to take weight off the front end, more sag (upwards of 110mm on this chassis), changing ride position, simply adapting to it in certain turns, etc? I'd try all the free fixes first and work forward from there...

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12/17/2017 1:03 PM

crc245 wrote:

Had a set on a 13' and currently running a set on a 2012 CRF450 - Go for it! With that being said, it's only one piece of the CRF puzzle and a minor improvement. Coupled with -2/-3mm shock lowering spacer or lowering link, proper spring rates/valving, and quality tires, you'll be looking at a more balanced ride. If it's only sand corners you're unhappy with, have you tried stiffer fork settings/dropping the forks in the OE 20mm clamps to take weight off the front end, more sag (upwards of 110mm on this chassis), changing ride position, simply adapting to it in certain turns, etc? I'd try all the free fixes first and work forward from there...

Sweet I'll get a set... Seems to be the thing I'm chasing on the fast flat cornwrs. Yes I've got good stuff suspension wise but never gone 110 on sag. I'll do that to try.

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12/17/2017 2:45 PM

I had 21mm offsets and it helped with knifing but i wasn’t a fan of the overall feel they gave.

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12/18/2017 10:19 AM

Good upgrade
Used 22mm offset Neken clamps and improved a lot in high speed whoops and deep sand. 108 / 110 mm sag, forks down in the clamps, 13/48 gearing (allows to use the wheel further back)
Overall is not a good bike for sand tracks based in my experience

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12/31/2017 4:33 PM

Running the 22mm and it was noticeable improvement straight away. Much more desirable cornering through sand corners, could really flow through the corners better.

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12/31/2017 7:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2017 7:37 PM

Nice! Glad to hear you're enjoying the mod cool


Anything else planned for your CRF? Those bikes respond well to a few simple changes like a Vortex ignition and a bit more compression. Personally, I don't like the aftermarket option of high comp pistons, so I deck the cylinder via my local shop Q&E or even running a thinner base gasket (as it's reversible to see if that's the proper direction to go)...

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