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How about a trade? I have a stock rear spring E. I need a S spring for my weight. It seems must people want the S spring maybe a lot of us need to lose some lbs.......

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I think you have that backwards. Everybody wants the E spring for the S. The S models suspension is too soft especially for a 200lb+ rider. But if your sure you want to trade your E spring for an S. I'll swap you. How soon do you want it? :cry:

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I have a 2003 "S" model and I only weigh 160 lbs so I want the lower rate spring. :cry: PM me your address.

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depends on what the rider weighs and wich bike.i was just throwing out the springs weights.

the S spring is a popular choice for E models.

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depends on what the rider weighs and wich bike.i was just throwing out the springs weights.

the S spring is a popular choice for E models.

Interesting, I'd always been led to beleive it was the otherway around.

I have an '01 S and I weigh 190 with full gear. ANd I ride alot of deep nasty whoops. which would you recomend?

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Burned,

RaceTech says that the Industry Standard is +/-5% which means a spring marked 5.0 k/g/mm could actually be 4.75 to 5.25, so a spring marked 5.0 and one marked 5.5 could be the same. I guess my question is at 230lbs and racing harescrambles should i trade for a "S" spring or spend the 100 or so bucks for Racetech and have a spring that may be a more accurate spring rate? Thanks for all the help over many different topics.....Postie I will trade with you even if I buy from racetech.

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Why do people fuss so much about spring rates?

So what if your 10-20lbs heavier, lighter then reccomended spring weight/rider weight for your bike. I mean sure you can change it if you have the money, but what if you put on a few lbs, take off a few...

Okay I'm not saying dont do it cuz it helps. I'm just saying, remember its just as or actually WAY more important to get the valving right.

Vavling people...valving :cry:

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I thought it was the other way around...getting the correct springs are moer important, worry about the valving second. They are kinda tied together anyway.

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Burned,

RaceTech says that the Industry Standard is +/-5% which means a spring marked 5.0 k/g/mm could actually be 4.75 to 5.25, so a spring marked 5.0 and one marked 5.5 could be the same. I guess my question is at 230lbs and racing harescrambles should i trade for a "S" spring or spend the 100 or so bucks for Racetech and have a spring that may be a more accurate spring rate? Thanks for all the help over many different topics.....Postie I will trade with you even if I buy from racetech.

call around to some local suspension shops.one of them should have a spring rate tester and can tell you exactly what the spring is.

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Burned I have a DRZ400E and I weigh about 250 lbs in full gear. My bike is to soft. What do you recommend besides a better diet :cry:

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I believe the variation is spring rate is correct as mine is an E 5.3 ADVERTISED spring(stock) and with 95mm of rider sag she's right on 25 mm free sag which is right in the ballpark and I'm 200lbs. If I rode hard at a MX track I may try the 5.5 but for the bush it's perfect :cry:

I learned to do my sag setup before assuming I needed a stiffer/lighter spring. It may be fine for your type of riding or weight.

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Burned I have a DRZ400E and I weigh about 250 lbs in full gear. My bike is to soft. What do you recommend besides a better diet

it goes by rider wieght no gear...........

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