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I weigh a bout 215lbs, and I was wondering about a heavier spring for the rear. Does anyone have any advice. I would like to stay with the factory shock if I can.
 

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are the stadard shocks on our bikes rebuildable ???

if they are, then go to a suspension specialist (someone in your area will recommend one) and have the front and rear done to your weight and riding preferences.

if not then an aftermarket shock may be a good investment, along with heavier springs fork springs and revalving.

*********** (i'm not saying WP to keep the politically correct wankers happy) or something will be good.

i'm 155 pound and about just to heavy for stock really after thinking about it, so at 200 plus (yer whale) you need stronger boingy bits i'd say.
 

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If you get the spring I can help you put them on.. If you need it I can see what I can get the spring for... If you spring the rear do the front too... or you are going to hate it... The stock shocks are good... but there is better out there... I use Works Performance and love it.. I have installed them in a few bikes and everyone is happy so far...
You can PM if you want more info.

John
 

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Thanks guys. I am gonna pm you FREAK.
 

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Originally posted by GSXR-Freak:
If you get the spring I can help you put them on.. If you need it I can see what I can get the spring for... If you spring the rear do the front too... or you are going to hate it... The stock shocks are good... but there is better out there... I use Works Performance and love it.. I have installed them in a few bikes and everyone is happy so far...
You can PM if you want more info.

John
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yup, Yup, ....John did my bike..
 

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Originally posted by Spike:
I got springs from John.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Did you get the chance to check the size on the ones in your bike?

Also, at this time I am not able to get springs... i will post when I am able to get them again...

John
 

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Hello John,

The guy with the Fox setup couldn't tell me the weight of the spring. It s supposed to be in good condition, but I will probably need a new spring for it. Do you know how much it would be worth?

I have found an Ohlins with a spring for a 190 lber, but I am about 220 so I willprobably have to change that one too. The guy said that it was only used for one season.

What did you mean by revalving my stock one?

Thanks for all the info sofar.
Brian
 

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Originally posted by nolimits63:
Hello John,

The guy with the Fox setup couldn't tell me the weight of the spring. It s supposed to be in good condition, but I will probably need a new spring for it. Do you know how much it would be worth?

I have found an Ohlins with a spring for a 190 lber, but I am about 220 so I willprobably have to change that one too. The guy said that it was only used for one season.

What did you mean by revalving my stock one?

Thanks for all the info sofar.
Brian
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Well I dont know much about the prices... I have never got into that...

As for a revalve... some people out there will take the valve in the shock out and change it a bit to make it act a bit different. It can make the bike ride much more nice, but it is not like a new shock.

John
 
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