Revalue Suspension ? Or Not To Revalue Suspension?
Posted August 15, 2003 - 03:16 PM
Posted August 15, 2003 - 04:16 PM
If you want to do it yourself be patient and get all the necessary tools. I prefer to have Race tech work on my forks and I plan to ship them in the winter for an overhaul, new springs and valving.
Posted August 16, 2003 - 12:38 PM
Chad at ESP: 1.818.951.9144
Tell him that Ryan from OK told you to call.
Posted August 16, 2003 - 02:15 PM
Posted August 16, 2003 - 03:19 PM
Hey, you asked
Posted August 17, 2003 - 12:39 PM
I just changed to a 5.8 rear and .50 front from MX-Tech and the difference is amazing. The bike feels like it's riding on clouds.
Posted August 17, 2003 - 04:56 PM
Posted August 18, 2003 - 04:35 AM
However I am a 240 rider and that is why I decided to revalve my suspension. To be honest I put a larger 5.6 sping on the back and that was more help than the revalve. so if you way more than 210 you may want to get a heaver rear spring first.
Posted March 13, 2008 - 08:40 PM
Posted March 13, 2008 - 09:55 PM
In my case I went for a revalve because of the harsh fork action at low speeds which could not be tuned out with the clickers, springs or oil.
Sure I improved it messing with clickers, oil height, lower spring rating etc. but I was really only working on the symptons not the disease.
On the WR it is the standard valves and shim pattern (valving) that cause the harshness and "deflecting" problems.
The standard valves are really 'high flow' and as such they need a really heavy shim pattern to stop the forks blowing through the stroke.
The problem with that is the fork valving will not open until the bike hits a fairly big bump so it just deflects of all the small stuff at low speed like rocks and roots.
IMO on the 05 WR450 no amount of tuning will give the same quality ride as a re-valve.
I used Pro-Action and was not dissapointed.
Posted March 14, 2008 - 07:13 AM
Posted March 14, 2008 - 07:35 AM
It's been a while since I've said this so........ suspension work, should be everyones number one mod for speed. A quality revalve will always work far better than stock. Giving you more control, allowing you to be smoother, ride for longer periods of time due to less fatigue and most of all safer.
Hey, you asked
just like Bill said, if your going to spend any money on your bike suspension should be done first, the stock WR suspension only works O.K if your weight is between 65-80kg i had mine revalved by Factory Connection they worked great.