Seat and Spring
Posted March 13, 2004 - 02:03 PM
Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:34 PM
I'm 240lbs. (with gear) and I changed out the front and rear springs with springs from Race Tech. I went to 48kg springs in the front and a 5.6 in the rear. I could have gone to a 5.8, but I didn't want to plunk down the money and find that it is too stiff for my liking. So far, I am VERY happy with the changes. I didn't revalve or anything, just serviced the forks and shock and changed out the springs.
Posted March 13, 2004 - 04:51 PM
Posted March 13, 2004 - 07:02 PM
I (240 lbs wet on a 99 WR400) used Race Tech online calculator to determine what the correct spring would be - it came back with 5.6, and had the same problem - no free sag. After bitching to RT, they admitted the online calculator was "off" and gave me a free 6.0. All's well!
Posted March 14, 2004 - 04:26 AM
Should I hit Race Tech up for a heavier spring or stick with the 5.6?
Posted March 14, 2004 - 05:35 AM
as for springs, i've always been a little concerned by the numbers race tech has, they seem a bit soft. for stock and recomended. they don't match anybody else. i'm about 210 and just had both ends of my '03 redone. i ended up with a 5,8 on the back. free sag is correct and preload. they left the stock fork springs in.