Basics:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> Stock suspension but lowered, 2011 DR650 with stock tires.<o></o> <o> </o> Im having trouble with the front end washing out on low(er) traction surfaces. This has happened on a very tight/twisty section of roadway with sand in the middle of a corner, and several times off road on Forest Service dirt roads. Most of the time, it comes up completely unexpected, but Ive been able to catch myself before going down (havent dropped the bike yet). <o></o> Each time this has happened Ive ridden back to look at the corner and ride through it a couple times just to see where/what went wrong.<o></o> <o> </o> Last weekend I was on a relatively slow corner on a flat dirt road with sand in the middle of the corner and lost the front end but was able to catch it. I wasnt riding aggressively this time (sort of a change for me). Im trying to figure out if this is more related to suspension, position, etc. Each time Ive caught it I took my inner foot off the peg to put my foot out (which I havent actually touched my foot to ground). Im thinking this might help put weight on the outside peg and provide more downward pressure on the front end and possibly stand the bike up; however, my concern is less correcting this mid-turn, but preventing it.<o></o> <o> </o> I dont think this is really a tire issue (stock tires); although certainly they dont provide the best off road traction.<o></o> <o> </o> So, ideas? Think having the bike lowered is having a negative impact on front end pressure on the front tire? Maybe soft suspension front and rear? Maybe Im just being lazy about body position, not foreseeing the sand in the road? Im pretty good at understanding technical explanations, more so than ambiguous general statements, so if you know the technical reason(s) and want to give a good specific explanation (of whats happening and the fix), I think that will help more than being vague. Thanks!!!