2005 wr450 stiff rear suspension
Posted June 28, 2010 - 03:09 PM
first off, the rear seems much stiffer than my yz250, which is strange seeing as the bike is supposed to be a bit more plush than a mx bike. second, i can jump up and down it pretty hard (220lbs worth) and the shock tube never gets down past like halfway on the rod (like im bottoming out but at the half-way point) i am fairly certian it is the stock spring, and the guy before me would have no business riding a stiff spring, as he was about 160lbs.
my thinking right now is that it is the linkage, and i very much hope it is, because thats cheap and easy to fix i already played with the rebound and such and there is no major change. the bike was well taken care of by the previous owner and he seemed to know quite a bit about the bike, so i dont know whats up.
Posted June 28, 2010 - 03:14 PM
Posted June 28, 2010 - 04:13 PM
Posted June 28, 2010 - 06:46 PM
It's not a hard inspection or fix, just takes a little time and patience. Make sure to disassemble the bearings themselves over a clean newspaper or rag because the roller bearing pins will try to get away. If they are rusty at all go ahead and replace them. Pivot Works sells good kits.