WR450f lowering link too low
Posted July 07, 2009 - 11:37 PM
Posted July 08, 2009 - 05:47 AM
I have just fitted a lowering link to a wr450 and its a tad too low now, it probably has dropped about 1.5". Half that would of been perfect. Any ideas how to increase height about .5". Would a heavier spring work?
Have you set your sag (100mm)?
Posted November 08, 2009 - 11:08 AM
Posted November 08, 2009 - 09:55 PM
I presume you have, but just in case, here's a tutorial on sag: http://www.tootechra...ension_tips.htm
You can also have a good suspension shop/tuner install spacers to lower your bike. Decreases travel but does not alter the bike's geometry. Also, depending on your weight, a lowering link may require you to get a heavier spring rate due to the increased leverage which makes the bike both more plush but also bottom easier; if you're on the verge of needing a heavier spring with the stock setup on your 05 WR450F (about 180 pounds without gear) you will most definitely need to spring (no pun intended) for new springs with a lowering link if it has an increased leverage ratio.
I am looking for a lowering link for my WR450 2005. I have shaved the seat about an inch and lowered the forks as much as possible but still need the rear down a bit. Where did you get your link and how much did it set you back? If you decide to take it off of yours I might be interested in buying it from you.