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hello, setting up a suspension for a 145 lb rider without gear. The bike is an 08 crf250r. there is .47 or .48's in it now Would .45kg fork springs be too stiff for a c/b level mx rider? racetech recommendation for it was .435kg but someone has a set on here that they might get rid of.

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if you revalve the bike the stock 0.45 are good for you with soft valving,much better then 0.43 with a little stiff valving.

the problem of 08 harshness are in the midvalve spring!!

remember you need a soft shock spring also and a soft shock.stock is stiff

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stock on the 08 was .46.. I originally planned to put .44's in it for the guy per racetech recommendation. Didn't know if .45's would make them too stiff, I set my 08 up on .44's and i like it, i'm also 145 lbs w/o gear. He's a little faster than me, but has ridden my bike and didn't complain about them bottoming or anything..

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as ale said unless you do something about the mid valve it won't matter what springs you fit

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i removed the MV spring and let the stack take care of it and also lowered the oil cc a bit on my setup, works really good for me. This is a different setup for a friend of mine. I'm showing him how to service his own forks and showing him how to get to the stacks.

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Seems a bit heavy to me but I am a woods racer. I weigh 185lbs and run between .40kg and .42kg depending on whether a big bore or small bore bike.

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