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Get Sprung! - August 7, 2012, 10:33 AM

I'm getting fat and need to re-spring muh bonk.

Whats the science behind it?



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August 7, 2012, 10:36 AM

Talk to gurus. There's several on this board.

Jay (boomboom929) has done some work for me and it was fantastic

Then there's VonDari and Redlevel, both of whom good friends of mine use.

Then there's RnR and Brooks Cycle center, shops that a lot of dudes trust.



As for the science, it's all voodoo to me. From a basic standpoint, getting something properly sprung for your weight allows the suspension to work as intended. When you're way too heavy for your springs, they're more compressed than they were designed to be, less available travel, etc.

Getting a bike properly sprung makes a night and day difference.


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August 7, 2012, 10:37 AM

What worked for me: find out what your body "hates" the most (in my case my nemesis was drinking milk, I am mildly allergic to it, not enough to get sick, but enough to blow up from it), get rid of it, then eat less, move more.

Alternatively get a broken heart, I always dropped weight on those


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oh, you're talking about your bike??? LOL I thought you meant you wanted to drop weight, nevermind... LOL


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August 7, 2012, 10:41 AM

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oh, you're talking about your bike??? LOL I thought you meant you wanted to drop weight, nevermind... LOL
lol, i was wondering wtf you were talking about.


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August 7, 2012, 10:50 AM

Get your current setup checked and then that shop should be able to get the correct springs for you. Now if you go for a huge change you should get it revalved also. Does your bike have preload adjusters? What bike is it?


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August 7, 2012, 11:27 AM

It's a stock sv650

Only adjustments it has is preload.


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August 8, 2012, 08:21 AM

There are a lot of options. Springs, emulators, new damper rods, etc. Depends on how far you want to go. Bare minimum you need to get the right springs for your weight and the right weight oil.

Go over to svrider.com and PM Rich Desmond. He's the owner of Sonic Springs and a nice guy. He'll give you some good info.
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I can do the forks on that. Pm me.


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