Originally Posted by beergut
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. .
Another option with the stock shock is installing a Race Tech Gold valve in place of the stock valving and the appropriate spring, but you need someone who can rebuild the stock shock.The Gold Valve is about $150.00.
That is the setup I have on my Klr and I am happy with it.Actually, I prefer it over the Cogent shock I had on my old 2003 Klr a few years ago.