making a wr450 jump
Posted September 27, 2003 - 10:32 PM
what do I need and how much would it cost?
Posted September 28, 2003 - 07:01 AM
Posted September 28, 2003 - 08:41 AM
Posted October 06, 2003 - 02:38 AM
Some people will disagree with the delta valves but if you have the patience, no local suspension tuner, and some feel for whats happening under you they work. My bike is not as off road plush as stock but I can hit obstacles with way more confidence as the stock suspension in my opinion was pretty wobly, liked to dive and bottomed pretty hard from more than 6 feet up. I weigh 200 lbs with my equipment, and rate myself as a novice mx . You may be hard pressed to find a suspension which is great in all situatuions you mention.The delta valves will help as they are high and low comp. adjustable so you can dial them in better than a single valve job from a supension tuner.Try the springs, oil height and stock adjusters first. Do the valving last. Good luck.
Posted October 06, 2003 - 05:41 PM
The biggest to date is an 80' table top. I've also come up short on some 45' doubles and the suspension work soaked my my inability to ride and kept me on the bike vs. over the bars and on my head
Posted October 07, 2003 - 08:29 PM
Posted October 08, 2003 - 01:37 PM
Posted October 08, 2003 - 01:48 PM
I am not a competetive MX racer by any means, but I am a certified adrenaliene junky, and I like a little air now and then. Trust me, your WR can handle it.
Posted October 09, 2003 - 07:22 AM
I am not a competetive MX racer by any means, but I am a certified adrenaliene junky, and I like a little air now and then.
I'm riding quite a bit a the local mx track and I feel I can have better suspension with the stock unit. I'm not very familiar with the adjustments.
I increase the rear spring preload by going to the minimum spring length from the manual, and tried a few combos of clickers but I can't tell if what I'm doing is ok.
Could you tell me what is the current clicker set up you are running front and back?
I'm a bit heavier than you, but short of changing the springs,I think I can get the most out of my present set up with proper setting.
Once this is achieved, if I want to raise the performance of my suspension I'll have two options, drop 40 pounds or have a pro work on the susp . I think the pro will win
I know the best would be to have my suspension redone but,$$$ don't grow on trees.
My best years are behind me but I try to gorget it when I'm riding my blue bike.
I got to go now, I have to take my Advils right now so I will have a full boost on anti-inflammatory dose during my practice laps this afternoon
Posted October 09, 2003 - 07:37 AM
As for the rear, it would kick side to side a little in the whoops, and over jumps would tend to kick the ass end up in the air, causing me to land on the front wheel more times than I liked and almost sending me over the bars. I loosened the compression two clicks and 2/3 turn (hi and lo) and then I tightened the rebound up by two clicks (two clicks IN on the bottom clicker). Now the bike launches off jumps evenly, and predictably. I was able to hit jumps more aggresively right off the bat.