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post #1 of 9 Old 04-08-2008, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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big guys and the wilbers spring upgrade

Any 300 pounders out there do the wilbers/hyper pro spring update and have good results?
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I'm not 300 but I am a pretty chunky monkey. I put a Wilbers on the stock shock and it is a whole heck of a lot better. I used to run the preload at about 1/2 with the stock spring. With the Wilber's, its cranked all the way down and the bike works much better. Really nice when I load it up and put my wife on the back. The stock spring would sag badly. Crank up the preload on the Wilbers and you're good to go..

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How close to 300
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I'm 280. I haven't done the rear spring yet, but the fork springs made a huge diff. Next time there's extra cash, the rear gets done.

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Closer to 250.

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I'm 280. I haven't done the rear spring yet, but the fork springs made a huge diff. Next time there's extra cash, the rear gets done.
Agree with that. I put in a set of the 1.0 kg/mm Race Tech fork springs and I'm really happy with them.

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yep, did the forks and I'm pretty happy with them but now I just notice the rear that much more.
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yep, did the forks and I'm pretty happy with them but now I just notice the rear that much more.
Go for it. Its cheap (relatively) and effective. You won't regret it.

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Go for the shock too, one of the best upgrades to the V.
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