Recent Tech Articles
Part 1: Lowering Rear Shock With Stock Adjustment
So I finally got around to lowering the rear shock on my WR250R. It wasn't too difficult and took less than an hour to do.
Channel Locks (Large)
6" extension for 1/2" Ratchet
19mm socket (for Connecting Rod)
17mm socket (for Relay Arm)
1/2" Torque Wrench
3/8" Torque Wrench
3/8" to 1/2" socket adapter (only for torque wrench)
This article is the 3rd and final issue in my suspension series. I am going to share some specifics about what Go-Race did to transform my WRR stock suspension into something even better....much better!
I discovered Travis & his Go-Race Suspension shop in Christiansburg, Virginia, by pure chance, or maybe it was fate. You can learn all about that in my ride report titled: "Highfive Goes Dragon Hunting". You'll have to read that story to understand why I hauled my bike all the way from Oklahoma to Virginia for Travis to work on. You could do the same as me, or just ship your suspension components to him, if you desire this kind of an upgrade. My advice: Go Ride Virginia....its incredible!
Being there with my bike, permitted Travis a good time thoroughly flogging my WRR all over those magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. He is a very skilled woods racer, by the way, so, it ain't just head knowledge. He gained some valuable butt-time to understand my stock WRR suspension. Then, he began crafting the modifications to achieve the kind of changes that I desired. It was helpful that I could explain to him accurately how the stock suspension was behaving for me, as well as what specific performance improvements I desired.
A summary of the step by step procedures he undertook is listed below. At least, its the best play-by-play I can muster from memory (with a little help from Travis). I can't possibly cover every detail, because there were things going on inside that shop beyond my pay-grade. "Trade Secrets" kind of stuff, no doubt, but Travis would simply call it his art. After all, Everything is Art. Besides, I didn't babysit the project trying to micro-manage. I let the professionals take over and got out of their way. However, I did gain enough understanding of their process to be able to share some helpful information.
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