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Anyone experimented with adjusting front tire pressure to help with the push? I started off Saturday with 5.5 PSI up front and then went to 9.5 and felt a significant improvement...but...as it was only 2 1.5 hour rides back to back I could have been dreaming it...anyone else try this?
 

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I haven't tried that, due to swapping out the stock tires and stuff right away. Part of me wants to think w/ more air the tires are less likely to roll over the side of the rim when you are turning harder, therefore grabbing more if that makes sense. The only downfall I would see is feeling the bumps a little more. Good thinking on it, can't wait to hear how you like it after you ride it more w/ that much air in them.
 

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yep more psi in the front with the donflops helps....
 

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Hmm I would think that would make it push worse? Wouldn't the front just slide instead of dig in?
I agree with you..in fact I argued with the guys on Saturday when they told me to try it. I had to eat crow when I got in the woods and the thing handled a lot better.
 

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I run 6psi all the way around.
 

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my logic,
Softer in the front in order to get maximum traction.
Harder in the rear in order for the rear to slide.
...Shut up Chuck :lmao:
 

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yep more psi changes contact patch and tire profile decreasing traction.
 

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i tried the psi thing and didnt work for me but putting my weight more forward towards the front helps me with the push i found out transfering your weight helps in a lot of ways for me.
 

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i tried the psi thing and didnt work for me but putting my weight more forward towards the front helps me with the push i found out transfering your weight helps in a lot of ways for me.

I will try the front tire pressure tomorrow. I have noticed throwing your weight around makes a HUGE difference! Adjusting the preload in the back has made the biggest difference so far..
 

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I will try the front tire pressure tomorrow. I have noticed throwing your weight around makes a HUGE difference! Adjusting the preload in the back has made the biggest difference so far..
come into a sharp corner with the clutch pulled in and the rear tires locked with the brake, then with the engine revved release the clutch quickly to keep the slide going coming out of the turn.

with a little practice it is actually possible to spin the XX out with this move. just make sure you downshift into the correct gear for the exit ;)
 

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I do the same thing scrawny that you do and also use the front brake to set up a corner too.
 

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come into a sharp corner with the clutch pulled in and the rear tires locked with the brake, then with the engine revved release the clutch quickly to keep the slide going coming out of the turn.

with a little practice it is actually possible to spin the XX out with this move. just make sure you downshift into the correct gear for the exit ;)
That will work in an open turn, but not in the woods on the trails we were on last week.
 

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MORE AIR! I am going to try that this weekend.
 

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That will work in an open turn, but not in the woods on the trails we were on last week.

you can do it to rotate the machine no matter the trail width :tup:
 

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Squeezing between two trees in a turn is a bit tricky.
 
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