Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: west orange, jerseyland
fork spring recommendations
if i'm rocking the .95 now, i think really my question is how should i decide between .90 and .85?
how much difference does .05 make on fork springs? is it much noticeable?
I've been on the sonicsprings site and based on my weight the calculator gives me
.95 for [sport bike - normal street]
.90 for [sport touring - aggressive street]
.85 for [sport touring - normal street]
I'm running a set of Racetech .95 springs with gold valve emulators (whatever that is) in my fork right now. bought the bike this way from the PO who had a few inches and maybe 20 lbs on me.
the front end feels pretty stiff. i have the adjuster knobs on the top of the forks dialed all the way out to get enough sag on the bike. i'd like to get a lighter weight spring.
i'm wondering if i should step down to a .90 or .85 spring, and how much difference i'm going to feel from each one respectively. i've only had progressive springs before and i don't really know much about this. thoughts or advice?
odd thing is, racetech site recommends a .95 spring for my weight. i have heard some say their advice is more geared towards aggressive street and track riding though.
If not for it's 500 lb. weight, limited ground clearance, spindly handlebars, close fender fit, short suspention travel, exposed oil filter and forward weigh bias, it would make a great dirt bike.
Last edited by the schwartz; 03-08-2013 at 03:25 PM.