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How do you calculate rider weight when replacing rear spring?

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I have a 06 rmz450 and my rear tire keeps hitting the finder. Forks are perfect but the rear shock needs to be stiffer. Had a guy tell me to buy a heavier spring for the shock but I don't know which one to get. I weigh 225. any suggestions?

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You are the same weight as me. I'm running a 6.1kg spring in the rear. It will still run if I get too far out over the rear but in order to keep it plush, smooth and stable through corners I didn't want to go any stiffer.

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Only if I come up short and land front end high with all my weight over the rear wheel. I would have to go SUPER stiff to prevent that from happening though. But yes it will still run the fender on occasion.

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