06 WR 450 Suspension adjusters?
Posted November 29, 2006 - 11:04 PM
Where is the hi/low speed compression adjusters on the rear shock?? I would like to start adjusting it to my liking, and to see how it affects the ride.
Posted November 30, 2006 - 10:22 AM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 11:20 AM
I looked at the online manual and could not find the adjuster for high speed compression. It only tells you how to dissassemble the shock. I know the normal compression adjustment is on the resivior and the rebound is on the bottom of the shock, but where is the high speed adjustment? Is it all just one thing that is predetermined or is there a separate adjustment???
the high speed adjustment on the shock is the blue "nut" around the low speed compresion screw at the top of the shock.Just turn with a wrench(17mm I think?)
Posted November 30, 2006 - 12:07 PM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 01:56 PM
REAlly? Thanks. Does it click like the others or does it have an infinite adjustablility? And what does it affect wether increasing or deacreasing it???
From 0 to about 3 turns...no clicking.Counterclockwise=decrease high speed compression. Clockwise=increase high speed compression
It is used mainly for high speed movements in the rear shock that occur during jumping and hitting square edge type bumps like root ledges and rocks.Just play around with it .You will notice its affect.
Posted November 30, 2006 - 02:13 PM
I can't wait to get the different throttle stop and disconnect the grey wire, right now it can barely do wheelies in first gear.
Does removing the AIS decrease performance in anyway???
Posted November 30, 2006 - 02:29 PM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted December 01, 2006 - 09:12 AM
Posted December 01, 2006 - 09:46 AM
Check the performance index for manuals...SC
I have spent a great deal of time studying the owners manual and I still don't understand all of the adjustments that can be made to the suspension on my '06 WR450. This is my first bike. I have made all the mod's other "TT'rs" have recommended and as soon as I roll the throttle, this thing explodes into action. If I may ask one more question, please: I read a thread that said that the WR450 doesn't have the suspension for MX like a YZ450. When I bought my bike the salesman told me that the WR suspension for 2006 was the same as for a YZ. The reason I chose the WR over the YZ was because, if I'm going to spend $7,000. on a bike, I wanted to be able to use it on the road as well.
Thank you for your help.
Posted December 01, 2006 - 10:38 AM
When I bought my bike the salesman told me that the WR suspension for 2006 was the same as for a YZ. .
There both made by Kayaba but the WR fork is a cartridge design and the yz fork is a twin chamber design. A cartridge fork is older technology but can be made to work good IMO.The wr fork from the factory is much softer than the yz fork.If you weigh over about 170 and are going to MX your WR you will need some suspension work.
Posted December 02, 2006 - 07:20 PM
Posted December 02, 2006 - 07:23 PM
I also have an 06 WR450. How do you change the throttle stop? What is the AIS?
The search function is your friend. There have been numerous threads showing how to do these and many other mods. Good luck!!