You probably havent bottomed out because you are already at the bottom. That shock is rated for ~180 pounds. You probably have 180 pounds worth of gear, plus you and your G/F wright.
Ride up to Happy-trail or see if Mike will help get you something set up.
You NEED suspension. I would not do the spring without the proper shock. You will be create a po-go stick effect with a heavy spring (which you need) and a stock shock. .
beergut screwed with this post 12-21-2012 at 10:35 AM