Hi all. I've been spending some time polishing up my big red pig in time for prime dirt season. I need to replace the fork seals and maybe the bushings on my '88 XR600R, and this gives me an excuse to replace the springs front and back. The front end of the bike has always been way too soft for decent dirt riding and I've wanted to firm it up for a while. I looked at Racetech's site to find the springs I need to put on, and at my weight (240lb) it suggests an 0.54 kg/mm fork spring rate and a 11.9 kg/mm rear spring. This compares to a stock of 0.394 kg/mm and 10.5 kg/mm front and rear respectively. Problem is, the stiffest front springs I can get are Eibach 0.47 kg/mm, 12 kg/mm rear springs are available from everyone. Is there any good way to get the front stiffer? I know jacking up the preload with spacers will only really adjust your sag. Also, if I have to run these springs, should I under-spring the rear as well? I think going from 0.394 to 0.47 in the front would make a big difference, but I don't want to throw off the balance of the bike by having the rear over-stiff. Also, has anyone sprung 88-90 XRR forks? I kinda want to get some 91+ forks and bolt em up, but I don't want to spend the $200 for the forks and attendant parts to replace (axle, spacers, speedo drive bearings for 15 to 17mm axle swap, I'm sure no 91 forks will come up soon on fleaBay). I wouldn't mind keeping the 88 forks, rebuilding them and seeing if they're any good on dirt when sprung more properly, I understand that 88-90 springs drop into 91+ forks. Springs first, damping 2nd, right? Thanks!