Anyone's '07 450 still feel too stiff?

6 replies to this topic
  • Polar_Bus

Posted August 15, 2007 - 08:09 AM


Man, I was hoping by now to feel a more "cushy" improvement in my '07's suspension but it still feels too stiff. I only weigh 150 geared up, so in the past I almost always had to soften things up. I have been thinking since I bought my YZ it simply needed more break-in time, but it's just not happening. The suspension is awesome at high speeds, through whoops, but everywhere else it just seems too firm and bouncy. I've tried going up and down a total of 6 clicks on compression and just not getting better. I jump on my buddies '06, and a completely different feeling chassis, it is SO sweet all over the track...

I guess I need to make a call to Factory Connection.....

  • Climber

Posted August 15, 2007 - 08:49 AM


Slow your rebound down. You are light for the stock springs.

  • bud

Posted August 15, 2007 - 09:26 AM


about what rider weight is the 07 450 stock suspension good for?

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  • Ga426owner

Posted August 15, 2007 - 10:35 AM


about 170 - 185lbs...

I wish I weighted lightweight:thumbsup:

  • Polar_Bus

Posted August 16, 2007 - 02:24 AM


about 170 - 185lbs...

I wish I weighted lightweight:thumbsup:

still take a 34 size MX pant !! Not bad for a 41 year old skinny guy in great shape..... !

  • yamaha6j

Posted August 16, 2007 - 11:19 AM


Start from the softest on all the settings then work your way in. Also make sure the sag is ok, as well as the free sag. Good Luck.

  • Polar_Bus

Posted August 17, 2007 - 08:26 AM


Spoke yesterday with Factory Connection, and yup my '07 is sprung too stiff for my weight of 155 soaking wet and fully geared. They recommend a 5.2kg rear spring, and .43kg fork springs, and they recommend a revalve. I think I am going to try just the springs first, and see how I like the bike then. If still not happy, off to FC goes my suspension for a revalve....

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