WR426 rear spring Q's


5 replies to this topic
  • Victor Champion

Posted March 08, 2005 - 08:56 PM

#1

Where can I get a new rear spring for my 2001 WR426?

The previous owner weighed maybe 150lbs.
I'm at 195lbs without gear.
What spring is recommended?
Where can I get one?
...and, How much should I expect to pay? :)

I ride mostly desert but am toying with the idea of going to the track with some friends every once in a while.

Prefered set up would be for tight technical trails, with hard braking and heavy acceleration. I like hitting some mild jumps also, not supercross stuff but 4 to 5 feet air is common.


Thanks,
Eric

  • DeltaT

Posted March 08, 2005 - 11:30 PM

#2

I like the TT store or RockyMountainMC.com. Weigh yourself with gear before you choose. The manual has a good chart. I weigh about 225-230 with gear and chose the 5.8 spring - 1/10th heavier than 'stiff' in the manual. Works great and my sag can be set correctly. I forget the price, sorry. Installation was easy and took 2 hours, because I hadn't been that far into the bike before.

If you are under 220 w/gear, I recommend you check with your favorite Yam. parts person and price the stock replacement 5.7 spring. There are a few parts that are cheaper at Yam, like rear sprockets. Maybe the spring, too.

Jim

  • cork44

Posted March 09, 2005 - 09:00 AM

#3

Im 200 lbs and I am going to get the 5.6kg spring from the TT store. They have a couple of different kinds available, and the price is right. :)

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  • oldbones

Posted March 09, 2005 - 09:16 AM

#4

If you are 200, you may want to consider a 5.7. I weigh the same, and the 5.6 seems a little on the light side for me. It works, but if I had it to do over, I would definitely get the 5.7.

  • Victor Champion

Posted March 09, 2005 - 09:01 PM

#5

If you are 200, you may want to consider a 5.7. I weigh the same, and the 5.6 seems a little on the light side for me. It works, but if I had it to do over, I would definitely get the 5.7.


Are you at 200lbs with gear or without gear?
I didn't see a 5.7 listed. Just 5.6 & 5.8.
What brand do you recommend?

  • Victor Champion

Posted March 10, 2005 - 09:52 AM

#6

If you are 200, you may want to consider a 5.7. I weigh the same, and the 5.6 seems a little on the light side for me. It works, but if I had it to do over, I would definitely get the 5.7.





Are you at 200lbs with gear or without gear?
I didn't see a 5.7 listed. Just 5.6 & 5.8.
What brand do you recommend?




 
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