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Old 01-12-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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should i spring my dualsport loaded up ?

I have a xr600 in which its only purpose will be loaded up with giantloop bag and 5 gallon gas tank etc . I can tell it is not sprung even before i put the load on it. although I dont plan on hitting the big whoops and g outs on a regular basis should i spend the 250.00 or not ?
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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I know it made a huge diffrence in my DR. I'm a light 220 plus adding 70lbs with saddle bags and such made it miserable to ride with stock springs. I got a spring (8.3 if I remember correctly) for the rear shock. Unloaded I have the preload backed off and when I load it down I turn the preload up. Makes the bike feel more "solid" in the loose gravel and such.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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If that's the way you normally ride it, then yes, set the preload and suspension settings for that.

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Getting the spring right for your load and riding purpose is always money wisely spent! Its a safety issue, a ride comfort issue and a reliability issue.

I'd say yes, its worth the money. Just be sure its not just a strong spring, but that th erest of the shock is built to control that stiffer spring, too.
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