Stock springs or stiffer for my WR 450?

4 replies to this topic
  • sgilbert

Posted February 09, 2008 - 06:16 PM


I recently purchased an 04 WR 450. The previous owner said that it has fork and shock springs for a 215 lb. rider. It feels very stiff to me. I weigh 200 lbs. Am I wrong in assuming that I should stick with the springs on the bike instead of re-installing the stock springs? Simply soften the compression?

  • tweav

Posted February 09, 2008 - 06:23 PM


I would see if you can set at least the rear sag up with you on the bike.. if you can't get the sag setup right . it will never ride or handle good . I have a stock 04 yz rear spring if you want to swap

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  • C-P

Posted February 09, 2008 - 06:24 PM


Definitely start with adjusting the shocks...find out what the "standard" settings would be and go from there. Check to see what previous owner did for pre-load on rear shock - is there any static sag?

  • SoCalMo

Posted February 09, 2008 - 06:58 PM


I have the opposite problem, my stock WR feels too mushy. Anyone have pointers on setting the sag on the WR.

  • MaxPower

Posted February 09, 2008 - 07:10 PM


[COLOR="Green"]I installed a Titanium spring from a new YZ on my WR to lose some weight on my too heavy 04[/COLOR]


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