Suspension Settings... Where to start?
Posted March 23, 2008 - 05:50 AM
My question is concerning Suspension. I'm 6'5" and 205lbs; the naturally soft suspension on the WR I believe is going to be extremely soft due to my weight. I plan on doing some hair-scramblers (for fun, being in my late 30's, I'm not planning on killing myself on this thing).
Using the factory setting as the baseline, any good recommendations from this group on where I should tentatively start with all the settings? I know I need to stiffen it up, and that fine-tuning will be up to my riding preference, but would really welcome some thoughts here.
Posted March 23, 2008 - 06:08 AM
Posted March 23, 2008 - 06:40 AM
Posted March 25, 2008 - 03:21 AM
In terms of re-valve - it's the best money i spent on my bike. I'd do it again. I only use my bike for club day enduros/hare scrambles and trail rides. If you do get a re-valve make sure you wait until your suspension's run in.
Posted March 25, 2008 - 07:08 AM
Posted March 25, 2008 - 07:51 AM
225lbs 5'11 and it works for me
Posted March 25, 2008 - 09:24 AM
first, spend some time setting your sag to the correct settings.
second, go to the suspension section of the tech articles here in thumpertalk and go through the procedure for setting your compression and damping clickers.
it won't be perfect, but it will be better than your stock settings until you can get some stiffer springs.
Posted March 25, 2008 - 01:01 PM
i went to a .56 race tech spring on the rear and left the front alone just because i ride more desert rocky trail than track.
i added extended cables and atv high bars also. now the suspension is working great but the steering is too slow for my liking.
Posted March 25, 2008 - 05:44 PM
I've never really worked on springs before, so this will be a learning experience for me (as is just about everything else so far).
Posted March 26, 2008 - 09:04 AM
I changed my oil after about a year, it was my pops bike and he rode it only about a half dozen times.