Choosing a rear spring...

3 replies to this topic
  • reklund5

Posted July 08, 2007 - 12:37 PM


Without buying one of every spring rate, and swapping them out until I'm happy, what is a good way to determine the proper rear spring rate for my 2000 XR650R? I weigh in at about 225lbs, and probably like 235 ready to ride.

On the first ride the other day, it was obvious that the rear suspension was a little soft for my fat ass...


  • pburke

Posted July 08, 2007 - 04:17 PM


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  • Denn10

Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:08 PM


OR race tech website has a spring calculator as many suspension sites will also. check out the sites or even get there toll free # and give em a call.

  • mattymurn

Posted July 08, 2007 - 11:09 PM


I am about 240lbs and put on an eibach 11 rate spring this year.
Feels just right, but admittedly I don't ride the bike that hard.


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