Posted June 27, 2002 - 06:27 AM
So, I’m thinking of stiffer springs. This seems like a moderate expense ($300 springs plus labor for both ends is my guess but I haven’t bid it out yet). I would like to be able to back off of the compression for trail riding and still be ok but the primary emphasis is MX. Could someone maybe compare the WR springs with the YZ springs? Are there numbers to indicate spring stiffness? I’m 180 lbs. Thank you.
Posted June 27, 2002 - 07:31 AM
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Posted June 27, 2002 - 01:13 PM
If you punch up Race Tech's website, they have a formula for calculating your spring #.
Of course, this may easily vary from shop to shop dependent on the valving, but it will give you something to ponder.
I had Factory Connection re-valve both ends. At my insistance of "recreational rock and root rider", they stuck a 5.2 on mine (stock 5.4?) and lighter springs in the front. At a mild mx track at Bill's in PA, the suspension worked superb. I told FC I weighed 165#, not the 180# I tip the scale at. I am bound and determined to get on the Atkins diet and drop the 15# my massive beer consumption has caused.
Have you lost your southern accent EVEN THOUGH you live in So Cal??
AND did you ever get your carb working CORRECTLY? I jumped on the Taffy suggestion of RADICAL JETTING CHANGES. I am happy to announce that my bike ran pretty good. I do have some minor adjustments to do, but my bike seems to run OK!
Take Care Harold!!
The Beast from the NorthEast!
[ June 27, 2002: Message edited by: NH Kevin ]
Posted June 27, 2002 - 07:11 PM
The oil and preload spacers may be good choices. I called around today and got the same info that Street Moto said, the springs are about right for me. If I wanted stiffer it would need to be revalved.
StreetMoto- Where is it soft- it bottoms on jumps where I getting medium air (25 to 40 ft I guessing) and hitting on the flat table top. Maybe everything bottoms at that size, I don’t know. But it also feels soft on corners and whoops. Level of Rider- about middle of the pack on an average track day.
Kevin!!!!!! How are you. It’s good to hear you are riding. My Southern Accent- some people claim I’ve lost it and others say its still there so I don’t know. I must think in Southern because to me I sound normal. But I’ve fallen down and hit my head a lot also. Be careful with Atkins. You know what you’re doing but the Zone seems a little better balanced. Maybe there is a beer diet. I don’t know what I’m going to do about my bike. I’m riding more mx and really want a 250F or CR450F. But money’s tight too. So many choices. I think the best thing would be Moab riding with all the guys. My jetting was done by James Dean and Clark Mason in 2000 and its been that way since. There was a big post on the 250F site that James authored. I’m happy there are guys like that and are willing to test. I just want to bolt it on and ride.
Posted June 27, 2002 - 07:55 PM
my advice; Don't land flat. but seriously check and set your free sag and rider sag, expirement with oil levels and spacers. Finally consult your manual it has a wealth of money saving set up tips.
Posted June 27, 2002 - 08:01 PM
I agree with RLucky82. Work with the oil settings to resist harsh bottoming.
I think everything bottomes when you come up short on a 40 foot table! you need to go that extra few feet to backside the landing. haha!
where do you ride? Im at saddleback and elsinor a lot.
Posted June 28, 2002 - 11:03 AM
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