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redmanrandyed

Suspension setup for tall 240lb. rider

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What suspension setup is advised for a 6 foot something, 240 lb. rider?

I notice the front forks feel like they are taking alot of abuse and the rear suspension feels like it is too saggy.

I have tried different settings on the suspension but nothing too noticeable.

What can be done to make the bike more suitable for this weight? I would like to be more aggressive on the jumps and not feel like I am going to kill the bike upon landing.

Thanks in advance,

Redmanrandyed

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I believe it's a 10.5 shock spring. .47 fork springs.

Go to Race Tech 's website, they have a chart.

For now, do you have the spring cranked down all the way for max preload?

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RaceTech and Lindemann Spring rate charts are stiff. Not even the Baja race bike run as stiff as what Lindemann suggests but, there fork springs start at .48kg/mm so, I think that has a lot to do with what they try to sell. (.48kg/mm springs would be good for a 260 pound rider)

Barnum, Persion concepts, Xr's Only, Baja Designs use the same chart I have on my site.

As stated in the last post 10.5kg/mm shock spring and .47kg/mm fork springs would be good for a 240 pound trail rider. If you are going to race/jump you would want 11kg/mm shock sping.

http://xr650r.borynack.com/

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