How does the WR hold up on a motocross track?
Posted November 06, 2003 - 06:34 PM
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Posted November 07, 2003 - 05:28 AM
I'll tell ya though the way the WR gets around parts of the track makes me think that my next MX bike will be a 4 stroke YZ or CR.
Posted November 07, 2003 - 05:41 AM
Posted November 07, 2003 - 08:22 AM
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Posted November 08, 2003 - 12:38 PM
Posted November 09, 2003 - 06:17 PM
The power was good but the plush suspension just couldn't take the jumps, the front end bottomed out every time. I spent two weekends adjusting the susp. but could never come up with the right combination of clicks. By the time I tightened up the compression setting to minimize the bottoming in the front the bike was so out of balance you could not ride it. I'm 6'1" 210lbs the spring rates were just to low for my ridding weight. So off to the susp. shop I went. Now with the susp. Set up for my weight the bike is much more friendly to ride. The bike handles much better all around and you don't notice the weight near as much . I race 10 to 12 times a year and am not afraid of it breaking down.
www.bajamx.com (track info)
www.tech-care.com (suspension shop)
Posted November 09, 2003 - 07:32 PM
Posted November 09, 2003 - 08:45 PM
What did you end up setting your clickers at??
Posted November 10, 2003 - 05:10 AM
Posted November 10, 2003 - 09:15 AM
Posted November 10, 2003 - 07:09 PM
New springs front and rear
Revalve front and rear
Air canisters and hydraulic bottoming stops on the forks Tech-care has a good description of these two items on thier web site www.tech-care.com
I doesn't even ride like the same bike it handles so much better. It has a slightly stiffer feel but is still pretty plush ridding with no bottoming and excellent rebound control.
Here are the specs I was using before the mods.
Stock springs were .46kg fork springs 5.3kg shock spring
Shock 7 clicks out on the hi speed damp. Fact low speed,
8 clicks out on the rebound.
Fork 4 clicks out Damp. (still bottoming) 8 clicks out rebound. Stock oil weight front and rear.
Springs .48kg fork springs 5.8kg shock spring
Shock 20 clicks out hi speed, 14 clicks out low speed, 8 clicks out rebound, 5w oil
Forks 16 clicks out comp, 10 clicks out rebound, 7w oil. I am at 15 clicks out on comp. now.
Hope this helps
Posted November 10, 2003 - 09:13 PM
Posted November 10, 2003 - 09:43 PM
A few years ago there was a guy racing a XR400 at a local MX series. The guy smoked everyone, including me. He was just flat fast.