increased spring rate/damping

5 replies to this topic
  • minioutlaw

Posted September 21, 2004 - 05:52 PM


I bought a pair of '89 CR250 forks that I'm going to experiment with on my '97 XR600. I got them cheap, don't know if I'll like them, and don't want to put a lot of money into them. I think I'll need heavier springs in them (stock is .38kg/mm and I was thinking .44kg/mm) which aren't too expensive and I can install myself, but I'm not sure I want to pay for re-valving. Would I be wasting my money by changing springs and not valves as well? Thanks for the input,

  • Roll_it_on

Posted September 21, 2004 - 06:51 PM


I think I would make the swap out and then see if you like the setup and think it is a positive change. Once you decide it is a good addition then I would spend the cash to get the right springs and valves to match your weight and riding style. Once you get the switch made post some pics :cry:

  • minioutlaw

Posted September 23, 2004 - 11:45 AM


Your idea does make the most sense. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to tell whether or not I liked the setup if the springs were far too soft, but I guess that's better than spending $100 to find out the same thing. Thanks.

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  • xr650Lroostnya

Posted September 23, 2004 - 02:56 PM


Why not just put heavier springs in your stock forks? :cry:

  • don87xr600

Posted September 23, 2004 - 05:02 PM


"cause upside down forks look cool?

  • minioutlaw

Posted September 26, 2004 - 08:16 PM


"cause upside down forks look cool?

'Cause there's no better way to learn about stuff than to take it apart, swap it out, screw it up, and fix it again.

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