02 WR426 Trail Suspension Settings
Posted May 23, 2009 - 12:28 PM
Current settings from bikes previous owner on stock suspension:
Compression-15 clicks out
Rebound-12 clicks out
Low Compression-16 clicks out
High Compression- 1 3/8 turns out
Rebound-11 clicks out
Thanks for the help.
Posted May 24, 2009 - 04:39 PM
From what I can tell the settings I'm running now are a bit soft compared to the standards in the manual.
Thanks for any help or advise.
Posted May 25, 2009 - 01:08 PM
Posted May 25, 2009 - 05:51 PM
IMO the best thing to do is bring the settings back to the factory settings, take it for a ride and go from there. The 02 wr426 was built for a rider about your weight (170-180) so you may or may not need to re-spring in the future.
Thanks. Any other general info that might help point me in the right direction like whats better for cornering, best for hard trails, best for mud. I think I'll know if it is too stiff and I'm rattling off the bike but not sure I'll know/ recognize if it is too soft. I may just get used to it.
Posted May 27, 2009 - 08:50 AM
When dialing in the compression and rebound, many like to set everything to the middle and adjust one end at a time. Front compression. Write the number down. Front rebound. Write it down. Go to the back and repeat. Then fine-tune.
You mentioned mud. Obviously the added weight will mimic a heavier rider at times. Some like to take a little sag out, maybe put in more compression and rebound. You'll get to a point where you know how the bike behaves in mud, sand, etc., and can make simple adjustments before heading out.