Posted July 29, 2005 - 06:03 PM
Posted July 29, 2005 - 09:01 PM
Posted July 30, 2005 - 04:50 AM
i'm 6'4"-280-290lbs depending on how much beer i engulf that week. i run .52 fronts,6.0 titanium rear. and for the faster heavier riders i highly reccomend yz valving on your wr. and i regularly toast lighter people on the trails. BnB,man yesterday i just put on emig racing offset (22.7mm) clamps,they totally change the attitude of the bike.turns effortlessly and tighter,the suspension works better, even the high speed stability is better. your 04 wr would run the 03 yz clamps(46mm) this is by far the best thing i've done for the handling ever. $459 shipped with stem,rubber mounts,and solid top clamp. they are some HD mutha's,and lighter than the hurricanes i was running.
NC, how should it be adjusted in your opinion for a 275ish lb rider. What all have you done to yours?
Posted July 30, 2005 - 05:06 AM
Posted July 30, 2005 - 06:03 AM
Posted July 30, 2005 - 06:07 AM
...I'm only 170 pounds.
Skinny little girl! The "binge and purge" technique is no way to prepare for a day of riding...SC
Posted July 30, 2005 - 06:08 AM
OK OK OK, the suspension is Not WEAK, it's soft. (Like most of us in the middle)
its not that its weak,its just set up for a 170 lb woods rider. offroad valving is softer than MX therefore faster or heavier riders must modify it. your 04 wr suspension is really the the same stuff that was on the 03 yz just valved differently
However, it is my belief they could have made it more aggressive from the factory. I did have them valve it like the yz and it made a world of difference for this 5'9" 200lb. guy. .48fork springs with 7weight oil- 5.6back with 3 weight oil. Maybe a little stiff for some but I like it like that. Brock
Posted July 30, 2005 - 06:35 AM
no i trust the valving to the proffesionals, but i'd say you need to stiffen up the front to at least .50's or your gonna be having some serious dive issues
NC, you are one large feller. At 6'-5" 260, I'm close, but you must drink more beer . Anyway, did you do the YZ valving or did you send it out? I have a racetech 6.4 in the rear and everything upfront is stock. It seems my front soaks up the entire face of any jumps and bumps so that my tire sticks to the ground (this might not be so bad). I think I can manage the rear with the adjusters, just haven't dialed them in yet. I can do just about anything, but I have yet to tear into the shock or forks, other than the rear spring. Any suggestions?
Posted July 30, 2005 - 07:33 AM
Posted July 30, 2005 - 07:55 PM