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6.6 Gallon fuel load tuning options

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I'm heading to Baja for the first time, and I was thinking of increasing my fork spring rate from .46 to .48 on my '06 WR450 to help handle the increased fuel load the WR has to handle in Baja.

Is this a good idea?

Also, should I slide the rear axle as far back as possible to increase stability? Or slide it forward as much as possible to help remove the weight carried on the front wheel?

Let me have it!!! Maniac:ride:

Oh yeah, I'm 185/190 lbs depending on the mornings breakfast!!!

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Assuming that 6.6 gallons is a fuel tank, and not bleach bottles strapped to your belt, you should check out this anti-slosh foam:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232105&highlight=fuel+slosh

You will not believe how much better your bike will handle, stock or larger tank, after you stop the fuel from sloshing around.

For the fork spring the only way to tell is ride it. If the front tucks in a hard turn you need a stiffer spring otherwise your good imo.

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my chart says 0.47 for a 115 kg rider , have you checked the fork sag race and free sag ?

you want around 65mm IMO

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