Hey everyone, I have my bikes torn down currently because everything's getting sent off, but I was reading through my manual double checking what the stock spring rates were, and I found an interesting little chart that has the markings that would be on your spring depending on how stiff it is (and what it's made of :-\). Well, in said chart, it is stated that 2 pink marks indicates a 5.5 STEEL shock spring, and that's what my shock has on it. After seeing this, I immediately checked my 250f, and it has 2 blue marks indicating a 5.1 STEEL shock spring. I called my dealer and he said it was entirely possible they could have come with steel shock springs this year. I immediately pulled the springs off the shocks, and held them up with an old steel spring I had in one hand and one of them in the other. Sure enough, the new springs felt even heavier than the old one I had laying around. Now I dont know about everyone else, but I am very dissapointed at Yamaha for advertising the benefits of their new Titanium springs, when they aren't even putting them on the bike. I tried calling Yamaha but was redirected everytime I brought up the issue for over an hour before giving up. Just thought I'd throw this out there for everyone, because I never would have noticed had it not been for the fact that I was sending my suspension off.