2002 WR426 fatman rear shock spring


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  • toad0077

Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:56 PM

#1

I picked up a used 2002 wr. I weigh 290 lbs ready to ride. I have been looking for the right spring or something close for the rear. I dont do large arial jumps just the usual trail riding but I do ride hard.
I cant seem to find a site that can give me an idea as to what spring to get. Anybody have a link to a site that makes sense of the spring rating for fat old folk like me? Where to buy?

  • dustdogg

Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:25 PM

#2

Check out Race Tech's website.

http://racetech.com/...aha/WR426F/2002

Near the top of the page you can click on the spring calculator to see what is available for your weight and type of riding.

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  • supastipa

Posted June 14, 2012 - 07:31 PM

#3

I'm 6'5" and about 300 lbs, riding a 2003 WR - basically the same suspension as yours. I used the race-tech website to do the calculations but they only sold springs up to 6.4 kg/mm so I went to factory connection to buy what I needed. They had a 6.5 and 6.7 kg/mm. I went with the 6.7. I be willing to bet I ride the same areas you do and it's been perfect for my weight. I also replaced the front springs with the heaviest springs I could find, they were harder to find for dudes our size. I found MX-Tech sold them up to .52 kg/mm everyone else only went to .49. I had to special order them and they took a while to get here but it was worth the wait, pm me if you need the guys info. I also increased the fork oil level which helped.

Now I just need to figure out the brakes. It takes a lot to stop this huge load. I rode AF canyon today and boiled the brake fluid up front again coming down 41 above Tibble Fork. Good Luck and welcome to Thumpertalk.

  • toad0077

Posted June 15, 2012 - 07:34 PM

#4

Thnx so much for the helpfull info! Tibble Fork! good ole memories! I need to go up AF soon again.




 
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