rear suspention

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  • jonooffler

Posted July 16, 2010 - 02:13 PM


Hi guys hope this might be the last question from me ( some hope ) I have just rebuilt the front forks and I very happy with them, but I have alway felt that the rear felt a little dead .I have just pressed down on the rear and after about 75mm travel it feels like it almost locks up . I have adjusted the shocks up but it still feels like there is some travel missing.
The pre load is wound right off to drop the rear a bit so It should feel almost too soft.
Any advice would be great.
Can I ask if the rear shock from a 2004 WR450 will fit the 2001 WR426.
Thanks all.

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  • jonooffler

Posted July 17, 2010 - 02:20 AM


hi all, just to say found the problem stripped it down this morning and found the relay arm bushes were full of rust and locked solid.
Thanks for looking Jono

  • YamaLink

Posted July 18, 2010 - 07:25 PM


Good job on the find. Many brand new bikes come lacking in bearing grease so it's no suprise what a used bike's bearings are like. Often times the "string cheese" is in disarray and sometimes the needle bearings fall out in a big pile of dust.

You caught it; I've seen bearing pivot holes get ovalized due to truly poor bearing conditions.


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