1999 WR400F Suspension Settings
Posted October 11, 2006 - 02:01 PM
Posted October 13, 2006 - 07:20 AM
Factory setting are - Fork rebound 9 clicks out, rear shock rebound 13 clicks out from being turned all the way in. Fork compression 7 clicks out, rear shock compression 10 clicks out. Maximum clicks out on all setting is 20 clicks out. Compression adjustments are at the bottom/ground end of your forks and the top side of your rear shock in case you were not clear on this. Fork rebound setting are on top and easy to see and adjust but the rear shock rebound is at the bottom of your shock and hard to see. Turning the clickers out or counter clockwise softens your compression so that you will bottom out easier and turning you rebound clickers out or counter clockwise will make your suspension kick back faster/harder.
Sorry if this is to basic for you but if it is not, then not being afraid to play with your suspension and make adjustments will help you tremendously in making your suspension work better for you. Make sure you get your rear suspension sag set properly first. Your rear shock is set up for a 160 lb. rider but you at 185 should be in the ball park. Your front fork springs should be a little hard for your weight but still close enough. Good luck.
Posted October 14, 2006 - 07:56 AM
My riding skills are intermediate at best. The first thing I noticed on my favorite track was how forgiving the suspension now is of my poor form and mistakes. Huge difference. What used to crash me, doesn't anymore. It immediately made me a faster, if not necessarily better, rider. The confidence factor really helps, too.
You are doing the right thing, getting your suspension dialed in, whether you use RT products or not. The '99 WR suspension is way too soft and mushy for a 185 pound guy and especially on any type of jumps or brake bumps, whoops, etc.
Good luck! You will know it was money well-spent! Go take a free look on the RT site at the recommended vs. stock spring rates for your size and skill level. It's a big difference! Try it using both a '99 YZ400 and a '99 WR400 as the bike in the equation. That will show you the difference between stock YZ and stock WR springs, too.