Contractive suspension-Shortening the beast
Posted July 27, 2001 - 08:50 AM
Has anyone shortened their suspension. I'm 5'8" tall (no jokes please). As all of you know the WR 400 is a tall mother. I read in a new off road publication (the title eludes me)that you can actually shorten the travel, get rid of the sag and have 8 good inches of travel with the bike being about three inches lower. They called it contractive suspension. Two sets of springs in the front forks and a shorter spring in the rear. The book said that the modified bike would give up nothing on the jumps. What are your thoughts on this?
Posted July 27, 2001 - 08:56 AM
I read the archives post about Scottsperformance. (that was from 1999) before the publication I read regarding contractive suspension.
Posted July 27, 2001 - 09:35 PM
If you're out there Clark I'd love your feedback.
Posted July 28, 2001 - 10:35 AM
Posted July 28, 2001 - 12:16 PM
I've adjusted my rear shock to work for me by softening the shock preload without sacrificing my race sag, Yes the bike IS tall, fortuanly for me I dont ride alot of tight stuff but if you must lower the scoot I would REALLY recommend you give Tom a call at:http://www.finelines...com/frames1.htm They did an OUTSTANDING job on my friends XR440 and they are passionate about suspension....
Posted July 28, 2001 - 12:41 PM
PS- I just got back from riding at Prarie City. It was a lot of fun on the Hangtown track. The jumpimg advice from my last post paid off.
Posted July 28, 2001 - 03:36 PM
Posted July 30, 2001 - 06:25 AM
It finally settled after a year and a half of beating it down with my 210lb massiveness, and I could even kick it over without the stand.
This weekend I ripped it apart for a complete service...while I was at it I removed the sub-frame and set my shock compression so that my sag was correct.
Damn...now my blue monster is back to it's original height and I can just barely touch the ground again, not to mention I'm back on the kickstand again.
Decisions...Decisions...Man I don't want to take it apart again....
Posted July 30, 2001 - 07:54 AM
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Posted July 31, 2001 - 03:37 AM
[This message has been edited by TW (edited 07-31-2001).]
Posted July 31, 2001 - 08:39 AM