Mostly street, spring rate different?


10 replies to this topic
  • MindBlower

Posted March 12, 2006 - 08:28 PM

#1

Would I go stiffer than the 'charts' show for a recommended weight for dirt riding? Will be mostly street with hopefully an occasional dual sport ride. Would you go one step stiffer? I'm 230lbs.

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted March 12, 2006 - 09:06 PM

#2

You would want stiffer if you will be doing mostly street riding.

  • HawkGT

Posted March 13, 2006 - 09:44 AM

#3

I second that.

You may want to check in the Supermoto sub-forum and ask about this. Those guys prolly know lots about setting up dirtbikes for the street.

  • MindBlower

Posted March 13, 2006 - 04:04 PM

#4

I second that.

You may want to check in the Supermoto sub-forum and ask about this. Those guys prolly know lots about setting up dirtbikes for the street.


excellent idea! duh (me) :thumbsup:

  • Porkfever

Posted March 13, 2006 - 07:41 PM

#5

For street riding, try adding a few clicks to both the rebound & compression dampining front & rear before buying new springs. See if that helps.

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  • wr450fyamaha

Posted March 13, 2006 - 08:39 PM

#6

For street riding, try adding a few clicks to both the rebound & compression dampining front & rear before buying new springs. See if that helps.



Make sure on the rear you use a real mono spring tightener, a screw driver and a hammer is for dumb asses who wanna make their bikes look like shit.

  • Supplicate

Posted March 13, 2006 - 09:08 PM

#7

Make sure on the rear you use a real mono spring tightener, a screw driver and a hammer is for dumb asses who wanna make their bikes look like shit.

or for people that don't want to dissasemble their subframe to adjust their preload.

  • adam574

Posted March 13, 2006 - 09:19 PM

#8

Make sure on the rear you use a real mono spring tightener, a screw driver and a hammer is for dumb asses who wanna make their bikes look like shit.



how does that make a bike look like shit. i have been doing that ever since i started riding. i have also seen many many people use that tecnique at the track.

  • weskc35k

Posted March 14, 2006 - 12:13 AM

#9

You guys are playing in to his hands.

  • Supplicate

Posted March 14, 2006 - 04:19 AM

#10

You guys are playing in to his hands.

we've tried before.

and as has been stated before, if you can't beat em, join em :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted March 14, 2006 - 12:14 PM

#11

or for people that don't want to dissasemble their subframe to adjust their preload.




Sometimes a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do. It looks like a total dumb ass had the bike when there are massive indents in the preload rings because he didnt wanna buy a 13 dollar wrench or even take the time to rig one up for free. If you need to do it and do it fast, then I guess I can understand the screw driver hammer method.





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