Suspension wise, I like the Yamaha better. It was more stable, consistent, and predictable. In a mellow whoop section the shock worked fantastic – it didn’t drop too low in the stroke, had the right amount of rebound to keep the bike level, and I could go much faster on the Yamaha through that section than the Honda. Even with the sag set for me, the Honda was low in the back and felt too soft for the whoops. I went a half turn stiffer on the high speed which helped but didn’t make it feel like the Yamaha. With more time, I would change more, like speed up the rebound and play with different sag settings. The forks, on the other hand, I think I liked the Honda’s better than YZ’s, which I would attribute to my riding-just-for-fun pace rather than trying-to-win-a-national pace. On the Yamaha, I went three clicks softer on the compression and two clicks stiffer on rebound. I wanted the front to stick better in turns and just overall have a little more of a calm, comfortable ride. The next thing I would like to try is raising the fork in the clamp. I didn’t change anything on the CRF’s fork. It wasn’t perfect but it wasn’t at the top of my must-fix list.