WR450 fork oil level cheats
Posted July 21, 2011 - 07:39 AM
I strapped my 2007 WR450 down a little too much on the trailer and when i got home there was fork oil on the rim. If that was not bad enough I went and did it again a few weeks later.
Obviously my levels are off now. I'm in no mood to take my bike/forks apart. I just want to open the air bleed screw and stick a wire or something down there and see if my levels are at least similar. If not, I intend topping up the low side by adding a bit and dipping again till its equal with the high side.
Then, because i weigh 265 buck naked, I want to add to each side to prevent the bottoming i'm getting on landing small jumps.
Can you advise if what i'm proposing will work ? Is there something in the way of the screw hole that will prevent me dip-sticking the oil to at least set the levels equal- even if the final level might not be right ?
How much should i syringe in through the screw hole (in ml) to achieve the 10mm raise in level most folks do when trying to improve bottoming resistance.
Please dont tell me to just take it in, re-valve re-spring etc. I know you are right but I just don't have the energy to take it apart or even take it in.
Posted July 21, 2011 - 08:45 AM
Posted July 21, 2011 - 08:53 AM
And yes you can increase the level to trim the effective spring rate. Just be careful cause a little bit goes a long way.
Posted July 21, 2011 - 09:16 AM
Posted July 21, 2011 - 09:24 AM
Posted July 22, 2011 - 06:44 PM