Stock 05 WR Suspension VS Rider Weight

I was told the stock suspension on a 2005 WR450F is set up for a 200.lb rider.

Is this true? :D

Thanxs, Eddie.

No, if you look at the owner's manual, you will see that the factory shock and forks set at max preload are in the 190 lb weight range.

I weigh 220 and measured my sag (while standing on pegs) at 108 mm with out of the crate settings on my 05 WR, little on the high side as ~100mm is optimum. I suspect a 190 to 200 lb rider would be pretty close with stock settings.

What I have read is it is set up for a 170 lb woods rider. I weigh 170 and it is just right for me.

I weigh 220 and measured my sag (while standing on pegs) at 108 mm with out of the crate settings on my 05 WR, little on the high side as ~100mm is optimum. I suspect a 190 to 200 lb rider would be pretty close with stock settings.

Wait till you have bedded in the suspension. You will find it to be too soft.

It's good for trails but soft for tracks. I weigh 190lbs.

I am about 225lbs w/o gear and the sag measured 102mm after I "compressed" the rear shock by tightening the adjuster nut several turns. Rear tire still occasionally makes contact with side of muffler when riding really hard. I might need to beef up the shock by changing to a .48kg/mm Race-Tech shock. Stock shock is .46kg/mm.

i set my sag, but when u weigh 250lbs, stock suspension is no bueno, especially woops, im better off walkin the bike thru em, then riding em, haha.

I weigh 250 lbs with gear and ended up going with stiffer springs in the front and rear. Not as plush but washouts at high speed ain't nearly as scary :D

A friend of mine is 6'8", and 340lbs, and rides a stock bike and likes it just fine. I know it doesn't make it right, but he justs putts around and and everything is is good :D

I am 185 and love my stock suspension the way it is. :D

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