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mxstate

2011 suspension

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I will also ask in the suspension forum but wanted to check here first.

I just got a 2011 450 and might need to change the springs.

Previous owner was 185 lb w/o gear and a fast A rider. He went downcone rate from sotck on both ends and a bit stiffer on valving

i rode the bike a few times and the shock feels OK sOk but I can't get in terms with the forks (very firm). i tyried several clickers adjsutment and it ended up better but still too harsh for me

For my level and age (46 tomorrw!), I just want a plush feeling (not mushy though)

I'm 205 w/o gear and C level, practice only on MX track

Would the stock sprting rate/ stock valving work for me?

I kept reading about how good the sotck stuff is and don't want ot go through too many valving experiments

Rear sag numbers are 110/25

Thanks for any feedback

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You might. want to swap the spring to a stiffer one and try some softer valving. One step stiffer should do for the spring.

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im 165 and run the stock suspension. i firmed up the front and softened up the rear. i run my sag at 100. im guessing your sag is too low and you need stiffer springs to keep the suspension up in the plusher part of the stroke.

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Stocksusp. is set for 180# rider. I'm 225 w/o gear and factory connection bumped me up one rate front and rear. No revalve and just a touch more oil, "stock oil is'nt as good as pig urine" in the forks. Nice and plush but still soaks the woops up. I'm 48, b class and love it. If you cant get the proper free sag with the spring thats on it, It'll never be right for you. FC was the best money i ever spent.

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Thanks all for the feedback

I can get my hands on a set F/R of stock springs.

I'll give this a shot since valving has been beefed up by previous owner

Might do the trick for me

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