dog bones are easy swap. you just need to support the tail when you take them out. you can get used springs for around 50 bucks. actually i may have a 6 inch #600 spring i took off an elka shock. if it was me i would respring the front and back. for less than 200 it would make a huge difference in the bike.
well if you change the springs in the forks to suit your weight. put new oil in and put an exact measured amount as per the service manual. chocolate rain has a link in his signature to the service manual
K, I was just not understanding correctly then. I figured you meant there was specific oil for different weights of riders, kind of like viscosity.
I already d/l the service manual..(Y)
Do you happen to have the matching front springs to go along with that rear one? Also, how big a of a job is it to replace the springs in the fork? I'm assuming if I'm asking that I shouldn't be attempting it but I'm quite mechanically versed with cars, just not bikes.
you can play with viscosity too but easiest to just put in what the manual says. but i just use 10w non detergent oil. cause i had it and its 3 bucks a liter and fork oil is lik 30. i have used 30w oil in the gf's ex 500 forks as that is what the ex racers use.