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Can anyone tell me who offers progressive or straight rate front and rear springs for the 2017 Versys X300 to accomodate a lighter 130 pound rider?
Sonic says they springs bu need to know free length, ID and OD of the stock springs. Does anyone have that info?
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Can anyone tell me who offers progressive or straight rate front and rear springs for the 2017 Versys X300 to accomodate a lighter 130 pound rider?
I just ordered a Hyperpro Streetbox kit for my versys (includes front progressive springs, oil and rear shock). With the standard spring the preload adjustment range is 160lb-220lb. They advertise the included spring can be changed to accommodate lighter or heavier riders but you would want to contact them for details. At ~$600 for the set I don't think you'll find better quality for the money. Not that there are many options
 

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Thanks but the bike only has a hundred miles on it and she just needs it to be softer sprung. How bizarre that no one has a softer spring for the shock
Here are the stock spring specs in case anyone is interested for the 2017 Kawasaki Versys X300.

The spring ID 48 mm or 1.88 inches
The spring OD is 69 mm
The compressed spring on the shock is 193 mm
Free length 197 mm
Wire Diameter 10.8 mm
Approx Rate 187 N/M

Hope someone can let me know about a softer spring.
 

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I just ordered a Hyperpro Streetbox kit for my versys (includes front progressive springs, oil and rear shock). With the standard spring the preload adjustment range is 160lb-220lb. They advertise the included spring can be changed to accommodate lighter or heavier riders but you would want to contact them for details. At ~$600 for the set I don't think you'll find better quality for the money. Not that there are many options
Hello Bedtime Sneakers
I have a question about the streetbox kit:
Does this kit keep the stock height and groundclearance of the bike?

Thanks for your help.
 

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Hello Bedtime Sneakers
I have a question about the streetbox kit:
Does this kit keep the stock height and groundclearance of the bike?

Thanks for your help.
You definitely don't lose clearance,, if anything it seems the rear end sits slightly higher than the original suspension, but I have it on the stiffest setting. Also, I would totally recommend it. It gives that much more confidence to hold a line on the street and provides a plush, comfortable ride. The stiffness and response also seemed to do better when trail riding, but perhaps that's just because my skills have advanced somewhat.
 

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I just ordered a Hyperpro Streetbox kit for my versys (includes front progressive springs, oil and rear shock). With the standard spring the preload adjustment range is 160lb-220lb. They advertise the included spring can be changed to accommodate lighter or heavier riders but you would want to contact them for details. At ~$600 for the set I don't think you'll find better quality for the money. Not that there are many options
Thanks for sharing this... Are you happy with the Hyperpro Streetbox kit? Do you do much offroading?
 

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Thanks for sharing this... Are you happy with the Hyperpro Streetbox kit? Do you do much offroading?
I am very pleased with the Streetbox kit. Of all the expensive mods I have done, it is certainly the best value for money. I use my Versys offroad at least 25% of the time, including a variety of technical trail riding and fire road BDR-type stuff. I have the rear suspension damping set very stiff which helps maintain contact with the earth much better than stock spring. The front springs included in the kit are a bit softer than I would like, but they are stiffer than stock and the benefits are definitely seen best in the bike's ability to hold a line on twisty road riding. The full installation process was only about 4 hours, and the instructions included from Hyperpro were detailed enough.

TLDR: The kit provides a considerable improvement to the quality of the ride, especially for off-road use. Would absolutely recommend, a phenomenal value for money!
 

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I am very pleased with the Streetbox kit. Of all the expensive mods I have done, it is certainly the best value for money. I use my Versys offroad at least 25% of the time, including a variety of technical trail riding and fire road BDR-type stuff. I have the rear suspension damping set very stiff which helps maintain contact with the earth much better than stock spring. The front springs included in the kit are a bit softer than I would like, but they are stiffer than stock and the benefits are definitely seen best in the bike's ability to hold a line on twisty road riding. The full installation process was only about 4 hours, and the instructions included from Hyperpro were detailed enough.

TLDR: The kit provides a considerable improvement to the quality of the ride, especially for off-road use. Would absolutely recommend, a phenomenal value for money!
Thanks so much for the details. Helps me make an informed decision. Cheers (responsibly, ha ha)!!
 
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