Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Edmonton AB
Motorcycle: 2014 675R, 2019 Husky TE300i
Re: Oldheimer noob spring help
First, you aren't giving us the right info.
You are asking for a softer spring because it rides to rough... for the most part, spring does NOT affect ride feel NEARLY as much as valving on a road bike in so much as to be considered negligible. Does the spring adjust properly for sag? What ARE your sag settings? What are your comp and rebound settings? Second, how do we know if it's the stock spring? What are the numbers on it?
Like SPL said, you are dealing with a frankenbike. Your first post was unclear both in content and in language. This is not a dig at you, but lack of info and lack of clarity nudged us to recommend a local suspension guy because you have a bike that has numerous aftermarket parts and settings that you have not specified.
Your linkage rate is different than a GSXR. You haven't given us info on sag, compression, or rebound, and you believe that the spring rate is making your suspension too hard. This tells us that you need to talk to someone in person, with the bike in front of you, and have the ability to converse back and forth.
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