Suspension setup for bigger dudes - recommendations?

7 replies to this topic
  • Shuffler

Posted August 19, 2004 - 01:25 PM


With all the gear on, plus Camelback, tools, tubes, etc., my rider weight is pushing 230lbs (I'm 195 buck naked). Should I be thinking about getting stiffer springs front and rear, and re-valving? The stock setup doesn't feel too bad, just wondering if it could be better. I'm familiar with RaceTech for the forks, but what about aftermarket springs for the rear?

  • Indy_WR450

Posted August 19, 2004 - 01:30 PM


stock or.48kg front springs and 5.6kg or 5.8kg rear spring. Revalve as needed. :thumbsup:

  • SXP

Posted August 19, 2004 - 04:34 PM


0.48 kg/mm front.... :thumbsup:

  • Hamish

Posted August 20, 2004 - 02:07 AM


I'm 200lbs starkers and just fitted a 5.8 rear spring. I kick myself for not doing it the day I bought the bike!
havent touched the front yet as I havent felt the need. When I get better at jumping I may have to step up to .48's.
I suggest you go over to the suspension forum. Those guys are so helpful and know everything about suspension tuning.

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  • irtrouble

Posted March 31, 2005 - 01:22 PM



Really, Shuffler? Really?

After Vegas?

I don't think so.

  • vmxr

Posted March 31, 2005 - 01:40 PM


I'm 195 and the .47s are excellent in the front. I went with the 5.6 in the rear, a little soft. Should have gone with the 5.8...

  • nevadaoutlaw

Posted March 31, 2005 - 03:15 PM


i am pushing 235 lbs. w/ gear on. Any suggestions on springs? Just making both front and rear 2 clicks harder helped so much. I have a 05 WR 450.

  • Victor Champion

Posted March 31, 2005 - 03:22 PM


I'm about the same size.
I just put 5.8 on the rear.
The front is being revalved with the stock springs (.46).

Should be perfect for you too.
I ride mostly desert with the ocassional 10' jump. :naughty:


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