New to me WR400, help!
Posted April 05, 2012 - 09:57 PM
Posted April 07, 2012 - 07:18 AM
Need to respring( and lose weight), 275, 6'2. Calculator says 6.4, what about fronts, do I really have to? Has lowering link( stock going back in)! Forks have been raised, how do I tell where to reset them at? Feels like shock might need some work, how do I check the pressure, oil? Thanks
First you defintly want the non lowering link at 6'2" and put the forks flush with the top clamps. This will get things back to normal. Next at 275 lbs you will need some stiffer springs for sure, find a good suspension shop to do a complete service on both ends, Japanise shocks in perticular need to be serviced at least once a year due to the nitrogen leaking from the bladder into the damper oil, they can recommend the right springs and settings for your weight and riding style. I recommend CSR suspension http://csrsuspension.com but there are plenty of good shops around. You can do the forks yourself if your a good mechanic and have a seal driver and a couple other special tools but still better to let the pros do it. The rear shock is a different matter, you must have a shop do it as the oil must be bleed correcty to get the air out completely and the bladder must be correctly recharged with nitrogen, all this takes 1,000's of dollars worth of special tools and skills.
Posted April 08, 2012 - 03:21 AM
Posted April 08, 2012 - 08:06 PM
Posted April 09, 2012 - 03:52 PM
Don't forget to check your linkage and replace any worn parts also.