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83 XR500R Suspension Adjustment/Replacement

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I just bought an 83 XR500R and I am itching to ride it but need to adjust the suspension to accommodate my weight. It currently has the factory suspension rated for a rider that is 220lbs. It is safe to say I am what people might call a big fella at a little over 350lbs. Does anyone have any suggestions for replacing or adjusting the shock and spring? Do I also need to replace the forks? :thumbsup:

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You're going to need heavier springs, you're way too heavy for the stock stuff. If you have some extra $$ laying around, you might want to send your stuff over to Factory Connection for a revalve. They do a good job.

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