front and rear springs?
Posted November 30, 2006 - 04:18 PM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 05:06 PM
Me too, 6'2" and 240 running the same springs.
I'm 6'1" and 235lbs and I'm running 6.0 in the back and .50's up front. The front felt pretty good stock going slow but it bottomed pretty easily when hitting rocks and creekbeds at 30mph. I couldn't get the right sag in the back with the stock spring until I changed it out.
I found I had to get a revalve front and back, because the stock valving is so soft (ment for 160 - 170lbs). I shouldn't have even bothered to try to get it right, as the revalve front and back was 1000x better than I ever got it. I tried oil weights, heights, clicker settings... but it is hard to correct poor valving. I got pissed off with it in the end and sent it away. Best thing I ever did.
Electroman, I recommend you spend a bit of money on suspension tuning, especially if you are "our" size. You will find you can do way more on your bike, it makes it so much more confidence inspiring.
Posted November 30, 2006 - 05:23 PM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 05:36 PM
Posted November 30, 2006 - 07:24 PM
Hehe, do this and you WILL need more power!!!!
I think it is generally agreed upon that suspension is the #1 non-free/cheap mod you can do to improve your bike.
The bike will do exactly what you want it too! You can push it harder than you ever thought possible!
Even for sedate trail riding, it makes things a ton more comfortable, suspension mods are not just for racers.....
Posted November 30, 2006 - 07:48 PM
I just swapped out my springs for 0.48's in the forks and a 5.8 for the shock (actually need a 6.0 for the shock because I can't get the sag just right, but I'll switch that out in the next couple weeks).
Makes a world of difference in all types of riding so far. Turns better since the weight is properly distributed between both wheels; tracks way better through whoops since the suspension doesn't load up; and can handle jumps way better than stock (far less bottoming).
Numerous options to get the springs. I went through MX-Tech cause they're local to me. Great service there...I would highly recommend them.
Swapping the springs out was easier than I expected. I highly recommend this mod, best $200 i've spent so far
Posted December 01, 2006 - 01:24 PM
Posted December 03, 2006 - 02:22 AM
I bought front and rear springs from RaceTech (www.racetech.com). The set was $200 and took a couple of hours to put in.
I really need a revalve, but the springs are more important.