Stock 05 WR Suspension VS Rider Weight


9 replies to this topic
  • taksx

Posted August 17, 2005 - 09:47 AM

#1

I was told the stock suspension on a 2005 WR450F is set up for a 200.lb rider.
Is this true? :D

Thanxs, Eddie.

  • 4strokecowboy

Posted August 17, 2005 - 11:24 AM

#2

No, if you look at the owner's manual, you will see that the factory shock and forks set at max preload are in the 190 lb weight range.

  • Jah WR

Posted August 17, 2005 - 12:08 PM

#3

I weigh 220 and measured my sag (while standing on pegs) at 108 mm with out of the crate settings on my 05 WR, little on the high side as ~100mm is optimum. I suspect a 190 to 200 lb rider would be pretty close with stock settings.

  • Joe Reitman

Posted August 17, 2005 - 01:47 PM

#4

What I have read is it is set up for a 170 lb woods rider. I weigh 170 and it is just right for me.

  • Matty05

Posted August 17, 2005 - 03:21 PM

#5

I weigh 220 and measured my sag (while standing on pegs) at 108 mm with out of the crate settings on my 05 WR, little on the high side as ~100mm is optimum. I suspect a 190 to 200 lb rider would be pretty close with stock settings.

Wait till you have bedded in the suspension. You will find it to be too soft.

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  • alfa

Posted August 23, 2005 - 10:53 AM

#6

It's good for trails but soft for tracks. I weigh 190lbs.

  • 450 Hurricane

Posted August 23, 2005 - 11:54 AM

#7

I am about 225lbs w/o gear and the sag measured 102mm after I "compressed" the rear shock by tightening the adjuster nut several turns. Rear tire still occasionally makes contact with side of muffler when riding really hard. I might need to beef up the shock by changing to a .48kg/mm Race-Tech shock. Stock shock is .46kg/mm.

  • hotrunnin-05wr450

Posted August 23, 2005 - 01:32 PM

#8

i set my sag, but when u weigh 250lbs, stock suspension is no bueno, especially woops, im better off walkin the bike thru em, then riding em, haha.

  • Seabass

Posted August 23, 2005 - 03:28 PM

#9

I weigh 250 lbs with gear and ended up going with stiffer springs in the front and rear. Not as plush but washouts at high speed ain't nearly as scary :D

  • rushfan

Posted August 23, 2005 - 03:57 PM

#10

A friend of mine is 6'8", and 340lbs, and rides a stock bike and likes it just fine. I know it doesn't make it right, but he justs putts around and and everything is is good :D
I am 185 and love my stock suspension the way it is. :D




 
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