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post #11 of 14 Old 06-16-2019, 03:48 AM
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Yep. I would have jumped at the opportunity, motorboy, if I was better prepared for disassembling the front end. It's terribly, comically soft, but I don't have the space / equipment to be doing it at this time.
It's actually a really quick and easy job to do as long as you have a front stand that lifts from under the steering stem or you have a roof rafter or such like in your garage that you can take the weight off the forks with a rope around the top yoke. Then you simply remove the fork caps, take out the spacer, swap the springs and then re-fit the spacer and cap. The only thing you may need to alter is the spacer length if the springs aren't exactly the same length.

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I'm 165lbs and according to Racetech they recommend using 0.75kg/mm springs. At 190 they're recommending 0.80kg/mm springs.


I'm not one of those guys that says harder springs are always better since I know there's more to suspension than the spring rate (sag, bump compliance, rebound rate etc.) but the 0.75's that I ordered are actually good springs and about right for me. How are you finding them too stiff?
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It's actually a really quick and easy job to do as long as you have a front stand that lifts from under the steering stem or you have a roof rafter or such like in your garage that you can take the weight off the forks with a rope around the top yoke.
Neither I'd have to get real inventive with a light pole in the back alley or some such.
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I'm 165lbs and according to Racetech they recommend using 0.75kg/mm springs. At 190 they're recommending 0.80kg/mm springs.


I'm not one of those guys that says harder springs are always better since I know there's more to suspension than the spring rate (sag, bump compliance, rebound rate etc.) but the 0.75's that I ordered are actually good springs and about right for me. How are you finding them too stiff?
Small bumps forks don't move much if at all-large bumps are OK- one thing I do hate is a bike that dives heavy when you nail the brakes the .75 springs fixed that--or it might be that I just get bored easy and like to try different things- example I have a after market pipe that I change out all the time know which wrenches to grab two min's off two min's on-I think that's it

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