Choosing Spring Rates? Is one step noticeable?

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3/21/2017 7:54 AM

My new CRF250 comes with a 5.3 shock spring. What if the online spring calculators say to use a 5.4. Is that a noticeable difference in feel on the bike? Or not worth changing. What about a 5.5? Ive never done much for back to back comparison so I really don't know if spring rate changes are noticed in one step or not. This is for VET Intermediate level.

3/21/2017 8:13 AM

If the static sag and rider sag are within 'correct' limits, you're fine.

3/21/2017 8:14 AM

When I did my CRF I did one spring rate and I couldn't really notice anything until I started doing moto's. With the correct setup for your weight and ability you will notice a huge difference with just one spring rate.

3/21/2017 9:29 AM

I went from a 55N/MM to a 54N/MM on my RMZ450, which reduced the free sag by 7mm while maintaining the same rider sag.
I noticed a difference, and a very positive one at that.

What are your rider sag and free sag numbers with your current spring?


3/21/2017 9:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/21/2017 9:47 AM

This should help

The top of window shows "Calculate Spring rates" click and go