Rear Suspension--stiffer spring/shock?

4 replies to this topic
  • XR650R_Bob

Posted October 11, 2004 - 05:03 AM


I'm trying to stiffen up the rear has a lot of sag when I load up the rear rack and bags. In getting ready for a long road/backroads trip I want to be able to carry enough gear for a week or two. Right now the suspension looks like it is at the end of the adjustments and it still sags about 3 to 5 inches when loaded up. I also tore up the lic tag with the rear wheel without any load...just doing backroads. The suspension is just too soft.
I'm 6'4", 225lbs.

Any suggestions? :cry:

  • tirebiter

Posted October 11, 2004 - 05:48 AM


Check with RaceTech. Fill out the info for your bike, weight and type of riding. They'll recommend the correct spring rates.

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  • XR650R_Bob

Posted October 11, 2004 - 09:46 AM


Thanks, I'll check them out.

  • drex

Posted October 12, 2004 - 09:12 AM


You should also check out Bruce's info here:


  • TimBrp

Posted October 12, 2004 - 11:53 AM


I would at least reccomend an 11.0kg to 12.0kg spring loaded up.

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