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Old 04-22-2005, 10:04 PM   #3
LC4 Pilot
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Joined: May 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL near Alligator Alley
Oddometer: 800
Originally Posted by newmanr19
asked this over at KTMTalk but didn't get a lot of responses. I am hoping to beef up the springs on my 02 Adventure both front and back. Specifically I am hoping to hear from others about what rate springs they went with.

I am around 280 in street clothes and will be loading the bike down (even further ;) for a 1500 mile ride here in about a month and a half so trying to keep from killing the ol girl.

I emaild Race Tech; I have used their products before on other bikes but they said the don't carry what I need for the LC4. I'm also talking to a local suspension shop but he has not done a lot of 640's either so he suggested I try and get some feedback from others that have done this. C'mon, I know all of ya can't be running stock springs and I know I aint the only fatty (not naming names) riding a katoom 640
I'm with ya on this. I've dropped some weight so I am down to 280 LBs and have about another 90 pounds in panniers to carry. Stock shock is a 7.0 but the WP appearantly go up to 9.0 but, I'm not sure what weight rating that is.(stock is 165Lb rider!!)
Its tuff being a big guy in a small mans world. People above 6'2" make up less than 2% of the population. Let me know what you find out and I'll do the same.
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