A couple of final notes and a question for Skibum:
I have absolutely no reason to change my springs to a stiffer rate. I'm running the .48's and after about an hour of riding yesterday I took another 2 clicks off my dampening for a total of 8. I was hitting shit that was 1-2 feet deep and spaced perfectly for a wipe out if I was on my regular Dakar set up. I was walking this stuff at 50-60mph and passing guys on CRF 450's, KTM 690's and little KLX 250/300's.
Jim, as you can see in the pic, I prefer Tecate
No problems with the stock YZ brake in the dirt, but I might've used only once or twice
. I can see that when riding on the street, a little more braking power might be useful.
Skibum, what fork springs did you use? Please chime in because I would hate for anyone to buy a spring that was just going to ruin there suspension and all they had hoped to gain from the effort and money.