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Patriot1

'02 YZ 426 Fork Springs and Suspension Shop

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I have posted this question on the suspension forum as well but no responses yet so I thought I would try you guys.

I want to get my suspension revalved and have talked to a couple of shops in Michigan. One shop told me that I need stiffer fork springs and the other said the stockers are fine. I am 6' and weigh 190 (without gear). My skill level is novice to intermediate (leaning more towards the intermediate side) and I ride 95% MX and 5% trails. My question is, Are the stock springs okay or do I need to go stiffer? :)

Also, for you guys in FL, do you know of any local suspension shops? I would rather not have to ship my parts all over the country if I can have the work done by a good shop locally. The tracks I ride most are Pax Trax, Motocross World, and Mulberry MX.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I caled Enzo last year when I weighed about 183 and they said I'd need stiffer springs on both ends on my '01 426...

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go to MX Tech and go to there spring rate calculator and but in the info and it will tell you what rate you need

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I am heavier and perhaps slower and I put one notch heavier springs in the forks. I like the change it made. It does not bottom as much and seems to take braking bumps much better. I also but a much stiffer spring on the shock but I took it off cause I could not keep it from kicking. I have the stock one on now but have not ridden that combination yet.

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I'm 185 lbs and have one stiffer front and rear springs on my 426. I ride MX only.

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