2009 YZ450F suspension setup...Vet riders

3 replies to this topic
  • davbrucas

Posted December 07, 2009 - 08:40 AM


Please post up your settings...I searched and the other thread wasnt helpful.
Looking for riders in the 195-215 range. Thanks.

Skill level:
Weight with gear:
Susp tuner:

Spring rate:
Fork pos in clamp:

Spring rate:

Just picked up a new 09 and wanna get a good starting point. I have .48 fork springs and 5.7 shock spring. I am 205 without gear. Vet B. Came off an 08 but lost my suspension data in the move from Florida. And I bought that one used with suspension already set up. Thanks again.

  • Wes Woodin

Posted December 12, 2009 - 04:37 AM


looking for this too. just about the same criteria. Probably go with factory connection

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  • mxboy2661

Posted December 12, 2009 - 05:42 AM


go to factory connection and ask for ''bill'' tell him u want rob toths setting off his 09 yamahas u will b soooooooooo happy!

  • Ray450

Posted December 12, 2009 - 06:13 AM


I doub't this will be of much value to you, because the paticular tracks you ride, personal preferance and skill level can dramaticaly change these settings. For example, off-road (WORCS style) in the rear I tend to prefer stiffer springs, softer compression (both H/S and L/S) in the rear, and a softer setting in the front for better turning and the braking bumps. I don't have much time on my YZ yet on M/X tracks, but so far on the tracks I run, I am bone stock on the rear, and just a bit stiffer on compression in the forks.

Skill level: Expert off-road (thats below pro here), O/30 & O/40 Int/Exp M/X
Weight with gear:185 without, I've never weighed myself with it, 200 maybe?
Susp tuner:myself, I rarely get re-valved suspension

Spring rate:stock (I might end up going stiffer)
Comp:few clicks stiffer than stock for M/X, stock for off-road
Fork pos in clamp: stock, a few mms up in clamps with damper

Sag:102 mm
Rebound:stock, a couple clicks harder for off-road
LSC:stock for M/X, (just a few turns from full soft for off-road)
HSC: stock for M/X (full soft-1/2 a turn in from full soft for off-road, biggest change I make)
Spring rate: stock

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