210 lb suspension suggestions??
Posted January 25, 2001 - 01:39 PM
Posted January 26, 2001 - 02:06 AM
IMHO, you need either a 5.75 rear aftermarket or yam 5.6 spring-what's std?
you need .46 front, possibly .48. the front will need revalving POSSIBLY.
the rear definately will.
go to pro-tapers. the bars will come up 1", why not buy an adjustable top clamp & move the bars forward as well! this gives the tall guy's more control & space.
drop the fork legs through 5-10mm & see how it feels.
be selective about your tyres. the dunlop 739 & 756 (i hope that's right) are highly recommended here.
most importantly just keep riding it. i did 3 months on mine before i touched it. i rode it into the ground, only then did i change things-now i can't stop!
Posted January 26, 2001 - 04:18 AM
I backed off the compression dampening on forks and rear suspension. This helps give better response on small "stutter" bumps roots, rocks, etc. Also helped when taking down hill jumps where I could not be hard on the throttle due to narrow trail/upcoming turn. This made the bike much better for me.
I need to tweak my rebound a little, but haven't taken the time to fine tune the suspension. Having too much fun riding
Weight with gear = 190.
Posted January 26, 2001 - 09:55 AM
I have a 1999 WR400 that has Jimmy Button high bend bars. I did this to give me more room. $65.00 is a small price to pay for more room. My suspension was eventually re-valved and sprung because my skill and speed increased.
I would find some place to ride that has a somewhat constant terrain and do some testing to see what set up works best. The money you save could be used on entry fees or riding trips. I have friends that have the trickest bikes around but they never go riding because they are broke due to aftermarket triple clamps, doublewalled bars, graphics, aftermarket silencers and exaust, titanium this and titanium that. Just something to keep in mind. I am 6' 5" 265 lbs with gear, A rider in enduro. 2d place harescramble in 4stroke.
Posted January 26, 2001 - 01:02 PM
Being 6'-4" and 235lb. I found the rear spring to be way soft. I got on the internet and found a web site for Race Tech Suspensions. This site allows you to enter height,weight and riding style. It then gives you the suggested spring rates etc.
I used the 5.56 rear spring rate suggested and the handling is much improved. I do agree that you should do one change at a time.
Posted January 27, 2001 - 03:39 AM
i don't know about changing one 'thing' at a time. when i read the kind of stuff i left behind at prep school i have to take it one day at a time.
in addition; i have a K-tech 5.5 on mine & i weigh 200lb. the spring is now on it's minimum adjustment & firm. i think a 5.6 yamaha original would probably suit my weight.
[This message has been edited by Taffy (edited 01-30-2001).]
Posted January 30, 2001 - 08:58 AM
By the way, the mud mountain ride ended up being snow riding. I like my front tire stuck, and that is rare on ice. Everybody else had quads, but i did kick my buddy off mine for a few runs.