Adding fork oil to an 08 WR450F
Posted February 27, 2010 - 09:04 AM
Posted February 27, 2010 - 04:28 PM
To get your bike to ride higher in the stroke you are gonna have to add stiffer fork springs. Stock is 0.46kg/mm which is good up to about a 180lb rider. How much do you weigh?
Posted February 28, 2010 - 07:53 AM
Posted March 02, 2010 - 07:36 AM
Posted March 02, 2010 - 07:59 AM
Thanks for the tips guys. I added 20ml of oil to the forks and the shock feels great. As JD said, it didn't raise the forks, but did help with bottoming.
If the forks feel overly harsh on square edge bumps I would try taking out some oil and adding spring spacers. It will add a bit of preload to the springs and raise your ride height. It is only one step more difficult than pulling the cap off. You only need two 19mm wrenches.