Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
The problem is more with the OEM rear spring that is too stiff at 940 lb/in, no matter what preload (ride height) setting you're at... Depending on your weight, a rear spring of about 800 lb/in (14.29 kg/mm) with any shock yields the most significant improvement. Proper setting of rear suspension starts with having the ideal spring rate... I actually fitted a $100 Chinese shock with remote reservoir and an 800 lb/in spring which is absolutely excellent for me at 210 lbs on any road condition, including the most wickedness I can aggressively throw at it. Being much more compliant, I get to use all of the suspension's available travel.
Some lighter riders have opted for an even lower spring rate.
Last edited by invader; 10-06-2013 at 08:18 PM.