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okcolk

Suspension tuning?

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I have been reading postings about weight and the WR 426.

I am between 220 and 235, Holidays ya know!

RIGHT!

Anyway I ride with a stock suspension now.

I don't race but I do get after it on the trail and hills, which I bottom out occationly with this activity.

I would appreciate a little insite

Suspension tuning is new to me.

What can I do to make the suspension better work for me.

The cheap way or the right way?

Thank-you

okcolk

PS - My WR426 feels alot lighter than my XR650l, so I feel more comfortable and aggressive on the 426

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Well you definately need a stiffer shock spring. I weigh 165 and the stock 5.0 is perfect for my size (per RaceTech). I went down to .43 spring in the forks from the stock .46. Again per RaceTech. I also went with their valving.

You can go to their website at www.race-tech.com and input all your information and they will return some settings for you, including spring rates and clicker settings.

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Raising the oil level in the forks will help reduce/eliminate the bottoming. Add 10ccs at a time per leg with an infant medicine syringe through the air bleed screw hole. You may have to add 20ccs or even 30ccs per leg.

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