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I often read where single rate springs are preferred over progressive rate springs for the forks. Why is that? Thanks for your replies.

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Dual rate springs require more preload than a straight rate to achieve the proper ride height and/or chassis attitude. This excessive preload leads to harsh feeling forks in the first inch of travel.

Dual rate fork springs are antiquated now a days and probably since the early 80`s if you knew what you were doing:thumbsup: (for dirt bikes anyways). Even while building vintage machines today, most use single rate with minimal preload(3 to 7mm).

Kinda similar to the dual/straight rear spring scenarios/debates with the KTM`s.

Yeah, let`s talk about that.................:):banghead: :banghead:

Actually what is a good secondary rebound stack for a RaceTech p30? Anyone?(it was already on bike)

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doesnt matter.. as what ever you put in will boil the fluid after 20 mins :)

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doesnt matter.. as what ever you put in will boil the fluid after 20 mins :)

The guy is a really slow HS rider, so hopefully he will be fine with Maxima shock (vi 375)fluid and lots of added rebound:thinking:

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