04' WR450 - 250 lb rider

8 replies to this topic
  • eightarches

Posted January 01, 2004 - 09:45 PM


I've heard I should get a heavier rear spring for
my weight. Where do you get these springs and what
do I ask for. Also, can I replace the spring myself
or does the dealer need to do this?

I ride trails, hare scrambles, desert, and etc...

Thx for the info.

  • gfergtr74

Posted January 01, 2004 - 11:34 PM


Go to your local bike shop and tell them what you are after. Let them know your weight and type of riding you are into. They should be able to set you up for around eighty bucks for the rear. Pretty easy to change out if you have basic abbillities. :)

  • RPS

Posted January 02, 2004 - 01:19 AM


I am 255 and I run .47 front springs and a 6.3 rear spring.


  • yam450

Posted January 02, 2004 - 06:24 AM


I weigh 250lbs and I am running .48 and 5.6. Works fine for me.

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  • wrkaholic

Posted January 02, 2004 - 12:42 PM


I am your weight and I am running an eibach 5.8 rear with the stock front springs. This is way better than the stock setup and cheap to do. :)

  • TonyDeCoster

Posted January 02, 2004 - 01:32 PM


Race Tech recommends going from .47 stock in the front to .49 and from a 5.0 stock to a 5.7 in the back for your weight.

  • bstanton

Posted January 02, 2004 - 02:50 PM


What state do you live in? You should really set the bike up right and do the whole thing not just parts. If you are in Calif. I know of a place.

  • eightarches

Posted January 02, 2004 - 05:58 PM


I'm in Northern California.

What else is there to set up?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 02, 2004 - 07:05 PM


I use 5.8kg rear at 230 lbs. 3.6" of rear sag. :)


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