Does wieght matter?
Posted June 14, 2005 - 04:58 AM
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Posted June 14, 2005 - 07:22 AM
My question is, is he too big? He is 6'8" and almost 400lbs!!
I'll try to answer this for ya. I'm 6'7" 285lbs.
My friends used to laugh at me because I'd make my XR600 (96) look like a PW50. I also had (2) KTM 620's Then the Cannondale 440. That is how I got my name "Conan 'dale" because my buddy told me I was like Conan the Barbarian because I make everything look small, they started calling me Conan_'dale.
I now ride and love the WR400. The 'dale and WR are quite similar in what they do and how they do it. Pro's an cons for each. I raised my rear spring and that helped a lot. If your friend is 400 lbs soaking wet + gear he will definately want to set up the suspension for him. On the 'dale the Ohlins suspension was perfect for me but others felt it was way to stiff.
I would recommend the WR 450 with modified suspension. Ditch the XR650 unless he is going to ride in the desert and I'd probably prefer the 525.
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Posted June 15, 2005 - 06:58 PM
He rode mine and now he's gotta have one.
Posted June 15, 2005 - 07:47 PM
A friend of me rides the EXC 525 and is about 6'5" 320 or so and his suspension is bone stock. He tightened the spring up and just rides. He knows he needs stiffer springs but doesn't want to spend the money. The guy rails on that bike! Throws it around like a mini bike and has a blast.