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post #1 of 2 Old 10-05-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Heavier rear spring for the Wee for passengers?

Hi folks. A couple people have mentioned elsewhere that someone my size should replace the rear shock spring with something heavier duty. I have a 2004 weestrom, I'm 6'6" and about 260lbs. The bike is comfortable and rides okay for me, but I'm sure i'm past the top end weight for that setup, and I occasionally have passengers (100-150lb).

So, what I need is a spring that'll accomodate my weight and have room left over (maybe after dialledin) for a passenger.

I have done very little motorcycle customiztion, so I don't even know if this is something I should even attempt on my own. I'm okay buying the parts and handing them to my mechanic, but I don't even know what part to get from where.


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post #2 of 2 Old 10-05-2012, 10:26 PM
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You should do the front as well if you're going to do the back to keep the suspension balanced. Race Tech has a spring calc on there site.
I'm 230 and it says to go to 1.0 for the front and 14.- for the rear, stock is 6.0 and 9.0
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