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2012 wr450 front/rear springs

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Check out Race Tech at www.racetech.com. They have everything from a spring rate calculator for front and rear springs to offering full rebuilds.

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I suggest that you talk to a tuner. I have had bad luck with the spring rate calculator. Previous post recommended .50 springs. I use .49 on my bike (2006 WR), and I am only 165 lbs. I know the 2012 is a different animal, more similar to a YZ than the old WR's. Your tuner will take into consideration your skill level, terrain and intended use.

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I agree with the previus poster that you should use the spring calculators with a grain of salt.

I'm 250lbs without gear and run the spring rates I suggested earlier on my YZs and WRs. These spring rates work for my weight and the agressive type of riding I do (don't race anymore).

At 300lbs without gear these springs would be inadequate at a raceish type pace but are readily available and would make for a much nicer trail riding experience than the stock springs. I should have asked how the bike will be used...I assumed at a nice trail pace.

Cannon race craft can set you up with stiffer springs if so desired but I would definitely inquire with a well known suspension tuner beforehand. Keep in mind that no matter how good the intentions, some suspensiion tuners actually make things worse.

Good luck.

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I'm riding at 290lbs on 2011 WR450. I'm using racetech 6.4 shock and .54 fork springs. One word of caution, don't just replace the spring - these spring rates for us big guys are so high that you really have to have a tuner setup the damping to go with it. With just the spring and factory damping you'll be too stiff for the clickers to do much good - I learned the hard way. Took it to a local highly recommended tuner and its a different bike.

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