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I'm thinking about changing the rear shock spring on my 2000 WR400.

Not sure what the stock spring is rated at.

I'm 205 pounds without gear.

I like the way it feels where I ride lots of rocks, roots, ect.., soaks it up pretty good, not a lot of deflection.

But when I need it most feels like it's bottoming out.

I only do Woods, trail riding, no tracks.

Fast tight woods riding, lots of rocks.

Will putting a heavier sping on it, make it harsher?

What spring weight should I use?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

Chuck

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The stock spring on an '00 WR 400 is 5.0. I had to really put a lot of preload on the spring to get the right sag, which brought the spring to the minimum length, so recently installed a YZ426 spring which is 5.4. I ride the same types of trails in the north east. I am 195 lbs, I think your weight would require a 5.6 or 5.8. Check a spring rate calculator. I think there is one on the race tech website.

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Thanks.

Did changing the spring make it deflect more in the rocks?

Where do you live in the Notheast?

I live in wilkes-Barre Twp.

Northeast PA.

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Don't pay attn. to the "spring calculators". I can tell you that at 205# you still won't get the right sag numbers with their 5.36 rate. Do what fuzzbee said and get you 5.6 or 5.8. Check your "rider" and "free" sag numbers and that should tell you which one you need.

doc

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Chuck,

I live out in Long Island, NY. I have ridden up near Forest City, PA. Rode some nice trails and a few abandoned coal mine areas. Have you been to Paragon? I was planning to go there in a few weeks. Is it worth it?

Greg

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I was never there.

Wanted to check it out though.

I heard they have some awesome hill climbs.

I also heard the were opening some motocross tracks.

Check out their website.

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