does anyone know of any good +2 a arms that use the stock shock?
The 700 with +2 is wider than a 350 with +3. Tack, it is worth it to have the +2 with the resi shocks and once you get them you'll understand why.I think so. I am very happy with my +3" a-arms and stock shocks. And +2" would be a better ride on stockers than +3's...
I think so. I am very happy with my +3" a-arms and stock shocks. And +2" would be a better ride on stockers than +3's...
You mean your 350 with +3 width is wider than a 350 with +2 width?I understand that... I never said anything about a 700 with +2's being narrower. My quad is wider than a quad with +2's though. I just said that I am happy with my +3's and stock shocks?
Your bike stock is 43.1 wide mine is 46.1 wide, which means your -3" to start. Mine is 46" plus +2 = 50". Your bike is 43" plus +3 = 49". So Your 1" narrower than +2's. Im @ 52" and i know your not that wide. And no +2's will not perform like stock because extra leverage is extra leverage so the wider it so the softer the shock will feel.The shocks will preform more "stock" like with +2's than +3's. No, my bike is wider than a 700 with +2's!
That's impressive if you do have yours that wide, but its gotta have alotof bumpsteer with 1 1/2" wide spacers. I wanna see pics of the tape measure of your 52":lol: I never said they will ride like stock, I said "more stock than +3's" BTW, I am 52" I have wheel spacers...
Rappy'97 made the point that +3 a-arms would put even more leverage on the stock shocks than a set of +2 a-arms.
He drew the conclusion that since his stock shocks worked ok with +3 a-arms, any other yamaha atv, like the 700, would also be able to handle a-arms that are +3 over stock. He reasoned that if the 700 shocks could handle +3 over stock, like his 350 can, then the 700 shocks would perform even better if they were used with +2 a-arms.
The shock's performance would be diminished when compared to performance on an OEM width front end.
Extended a-arms with stock shocks leaves you with a very soft suspension that will soak up very little before it comes crashing to the bottom of your travel. You're more likely to damage the shock or blow it out because of the insufficient spring rate.
That said, if you stick to smoother routes, keep your speed down and your tires on the ground you can get by with them until you can afford to step up to another, better shock.
I agree Qc, his a arms are almost flat like the road raptors from europe, not much travel left in them. Hell also find out about bump steer when he's riding the trails with those spacers. He's young though...Anyone else thinks something is wrong with this? Widening should not drop your front... If anything it should raise it a bit if geometry is respected...