Suspension Tips Please

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 21, 2001 - 05:15 PM


Does anyone know a source for basic information about setting the suspension on my, new to me, 00 WR400? I have the owners manual but it doesn't tell me which adjustments to make to get my desired responses. I took my first long ride today. My trip odo said, 123 but my back and butt said 250. The ride was desert, combined 2 track and rough rocky trail. I set the rear spring to 2.0 inches and the shocks to the factory standard settings before the ride. I was surprised to find that it beat me on every 3 inch bump or rock. Which adjustments will help soften the high speed 2 track ride?

  • Bill

Posted March 21, 2001 - 05:37 PM


MX-Tech has an excellent guide to suspension tuning. Go to the links section of ThumperTalk and click on the link.


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  • olson_jr

Posted March 22, 2001 - 04:27 PM


2" of rear sag may be a little taunt, I believe I'm set at about 3 1/2"

Better double check the manual before your next ride!

  • Bill

Posted March 22, 2001 - 05:18 PM


95(3.74")-100mm's(3.94") :)



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