identifying suspension components

Discussion in 'Tech' started by fullmetalF4i, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. fullmetalF4i

    fullmetalF4i C. Lee #826

    When I bought my supermoto the guy said it was sprung for a 200lb rider.
    What can I look for on the shock springs and the fork springs to confirm this? I was just poking around the Racetech website looking at new springs since Im heavier than 200 by quite a bit. When I run the calculator I max out their available spring rates, and when I put in a 200lb rider it also maxes out the rates (though a lot closer to their available springs).
    I just want to confirm the weight of the springs matches what the calculator is telling me what they should be (so i dont waste my money and buy the identical weight springs that are on there)
     
  2. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Should be a number on the spring I believe.
     
  3. hrc_nick_11

    hrc_nick_11 Well-Known Member

    Cannon racecraft can make custom springs for about the same price as racetech springs. Maybe just a bit more but totally reasonable priced.
     
  4. metricdevilmoto

    metricdevilmoto Just forking around

    The Race Tech site should only be used as a very rough guide. Talk to someone that has experience building sumo suspension. If you're going to buy springs, you may as well get the right ones.
     

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