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Can anyone that has replaced the front springs let me know what rates you went with and how it works for you? I'm 170lbs and ProCycle says I should get the 20% stiffer ones based on my weight but I use my bike a little more aggressively and I also often load it up for camping.
 

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I outweigh you by a bit...and I was going to get the stiffer ones...just because.
Might be something to consider if you're going to ride aggressively (I don't) and/or pack a lot of gear. Stiffer springs will help if you go for an aftermarket tank.
 

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I also have a 2008 and I was thinking the same thing. Bigger loads and harder hits probably justify the stiffer spring.
 

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I have the stiffer springs on one of my TWs and I absolutely love them. Going back to the bike with the stock springs makes the bike feel so much less capable. Too soft.

Sam

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I also have a 2008 and I was thinking the same thing. Bigger loads and harder hits probably justify the stiffer spring.
Just curious, is that a Bandit Edition?

Marty
 

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i'm 5'11" and 190lbs, and i went with the 20% stiffer and thought they were a great upgrade. i have an OEM XT225 tank mounted, so another 4lbs up there. i'm not jumping supercross, but i've ridden it pretty hard and think they were enough.

i also beefed up the rear spring and added an extended swingarm. YMMV
 

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It might be worth experimenting with these for the money... Fork Preload Adjusters for $28.

I'm 200lbs, in addition I run panniers, tank bag & 4.1 gallon tank and before trying these I was eyeing the full blown Race Tech kit from Procycle to deal with bottoming out the forks.

They got a very good workout last weekend on a run in to the China Camp off of Middlemarch Rd in the Dragoon Mtns, a rocky & rutted trail. They've all but eliminated bottoming out while still maintaining compliance. When a rut did sneak up on me and I hit it hard enough to bottom the forks, they changed the event from a metallic bang to a slower, more spread out thud.
 

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It might be worth experimenting with these for the money... Fork Preload Adjusters for $28.

I'm 200lbs, in addition I run panniers, tank bag & 4.1 gallon tank and before trying these I was eyeing the full blown Race Tech kit from Procycle to deal with bottoming out the forks.

They got a very good workout last weekend on a run in to the China Camp off of Middlemarch Rd in the Dragoon Mtns, a rocky & rutted trail. They've all but eliminated bottoming out while still maintaining compliance. When a rut did sneak up on me and I hit it hard enough to bottom the forks, they changed the event from a metallic bang to a slower, more spread out thud.
Bought those over a year ago. Still haven't gotten around to put them in. Thanks for the report.
 

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I'm about 210 went with the procycle stiffer springs Great improvement - I have also compressed them a little with a bolt emulater (sp?)
No more bottoming out and yet still plenty of play/softening of terrain
 

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Probably takes longer to dial them in to your liking than to install them. Throw an 8mm wrench in your tank bag and head down your favorite rutted trail.
 

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I had the 40% procycle springs and the red rear spring and i ended up swapping them for the 20% ones. Even when i weighed over 225 i thought they were a little on the stiff side, especially on the street but that that weight they were livable for sure. Now that i weigh 185 they were way too stiff and i bought the 20% front and white rear spring . Its much better for me with the this setup, i sometimes ride pretty aggressively off road and no issues bottoming these out even loaded down with gear.
 

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I added air valves to my for caps. It was cheaper and had more progression . You only need to add a few lbs of air. Like 3 to 5. But you could go higher for a loaded bike or when you are racing Supercross
 
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