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Old 03-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Project Acid Reflex - TLR200 - Rear Spring Rate?

Next TLR200 question - anyone know the OEM rear spring rate for a TLR200?

The one I just bought has Progressive Suspension rear shocks on it, with 155/200 rear springs. It is WAY too stiffly sprung, it's nearly a hardtail with my girlfriend on it.

Currently with the 155/200 setup:
1-2mm static sag
20mm sag with my 125# girlfriend on the bike (it's primarily her bike)
29mm sag with me on the bike (185#)

She'll be trail riding the bike, I'll be riding it in vintage events. I'm thinking that we'll want about 30% sag with her on it, about 40-45% with me on it.

Will the stock springs work? If so, does anyone have any stockers floating around they'd be willing to sell?

Hopefully the damping isn't too high on these progressive shocks, but I'm guessing it will be...

Thanks again for your help, this forum has been great.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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I would suggest Falcon gas shocks with 50lb linear wound springs. If you intend to ride 2 up or use primarily for trail riding, then 70lb springs would probably be better. B&J Racing in the US can supply Falcon shocks, as well as helping with other upgrades and modifications, such as 24mm OKO carb kits, which seem to work very well indeed on the TLR.............
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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2 up on a Reflex?
Please post up some pics of that.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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You never know...........op might be from the US.............
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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>You never know...........op might be from the US.............

My girlfriend is a high school teacher; she gave me some good advice a few years back: "Invest in prisons"


Thanks for the spring rates, I'll see what I can dig up.

What rear sag do you run for trials riding?
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When I bought mine new, I weighed about 260. If I was hopping it in a trials (stock except for the 9 tooth countershaft sprocket) it would just bottom the rear shock on full preload on the second bounce. I have no idea if that will tell you anything.
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What rear sag do you run for trials riding?

On OJ, lots. No choice, with it's sacked rear OE shocks.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #8
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>You never know...........op might be from the US.............

My girlfriend is a high school teacher; she gave me some good advice a few years back: "Invest in prisons"


Thanks for the spring rates, I'll see what I can dig up.

What rear sag do you run for trials riding?
MB aren't there some spring adjustments on each shock? let off the pre-load & try that.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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MB aren't there some spring adjustments on each shock? let off the pre-load & try that.
Even with pre load backed off that is way too heavy of a spring rate..that is what my fat ass would run on a vintage off road GP bike.
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2 up on a Reflex?
Please post up some pics of that.
The TLR lacked both the adequate seat space and the passenger footpegs to carry a passenger legally, at least in most US states that require such things.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #11
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MB aren't there some spring adjustments on each shock? let off the pre-load & try that.
Preload is full soft already, gotta go lighter on the spring rate...
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