Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Elka spring rates
There are many threads here discussing how one company's spring rate calculator, or shock builder, or suspension tuner will recommend widely varying spring rates for the same rider.
My question is - does Elka tend to spring on the heavy or the light side?
The reason for my question, is I am considering the purchase of a used Elka. Of course the seller's profile does not line up exactly with mine. If I knew they tended to spring on the heavy side they might work for me. If they tended to spring on the light side - they likely will not.
Related to all that - how broad of a range of adjustment for preload do the Elkas tolerate well? Some shocks tend to get more and more harsh seeming with preload.
No longer a Vstrom Owner - fantastic bike! Now sporting a KTM 990 Adventure
Last edited by KTM Mike; 01-27-2015 at 11:31 PM.