Looking to stiffen my suspension help
Posted October 19, 2012 - 01:13 PM
Posted October 19, 2012 - 06:08 PM
If you weigh any more than me than you are definitely going to need some stiffer springs.
Posted October 20, 2012 - 12:40 AM
They are supposed to be 0.46kg std, but mine actually measured 0.41kg, so I replaced them with proper 0.44kgs/mm (then went up again to 0.46kgs/mm later on) and it made the world of difference (along with the gold valves) - suspension shop said that WR springs are always softer than the quoted 0.46kgm in the manual.
Get your front springs measured before you do anything
On the rear, see if you can get the sag correct at 25mm/100mm -if not you're gonna need a different spring as well
Forks also have a design issue - they don't use a traditional shim stack on the base valve, but a funny set up where 4 thick shims are held against the valve with a big strong spring - the result is they feel harsh over roots and small bumps, yet blow through the stroke and bottom out on landings from quite small jumps (not helped by the soft springs)
No amount of pissing about with oil, and oil level will cure it.
This will explain - http://www.thumperta...50-fork-valves/
Edited by GuyGraham, October 21, 2012 - 02:49 AM.
Posted October 20, 2012 - 03:27 AM