Both of those options would make things worse, by making it even easier to bottom the suspension, and providing less chassis controlYer right, too many bikes in my head. I suppose he can try a lower weight oil if he doesn't want to mess with springs. Would a shorter spacer or less oil help?
This is the most efficient and inexpensive way to change the suspension to get the biggest bang for the buck. I'm a "larger than average feller" at 6'3 260. I put Sonic springs in the front forks, changed the fork oil to Amsoil, raised the triple tree almost to the max height, did nothing to the rear shock and for less than $150 in parts/fluid I have a completely different bike. Sonic springs for just over $100 made all the difference in the world.The frugal, but completely wonderful approach would be sonic fork springs using their spring rate calculator and a progressive suspension rear shock from us.
Not sure exactly how close this to you. I had some serious suspension modifications done by them some years back on a WR250f. They were excellent!Does anyone know of a good spring shop/mechanic in the Seattle to Olympia area? My front springs are stiff at best and will beat me up on anything not Interstate smooth. Too much rear wheel hop on dirt roads.
Try cleaning the seals first. If they are just weeping fluid that typically means some grit is in there. Usually you'll know if the seal actually failed because of the puddle on the floor!....
Well, tonight while I was working on replacing my front ABS sensor I discovered the telltale signs of leaking fork seals. So fork work is back on the list.
I think I'm going to take the advice provided and look at the Sonic fork spring upgrade, with new oil. And, of course, new seals.