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I have never understood spring rates or length in all there significances. Anybody feel like explaining? :LolLolLolLol:
 

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LBS per Inch. Basicly it takes so many pounds of force to move a coils spring 1 inch.

For example. 600lbs/in. It takes 600lbs to move the spring 1 inch in travel.

So as your traveling down the road the weight of the bike and you and the force applied by a bump in the road is held by that spring. So there needs to be a force that will ubsorbe that force and weight without letting the bike compress so far that it bottoms out. There's some math involved, but that's the basic idea.
 

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So each setup is unique in that it has it own optimum setup based on the suspension/rider/bike. The idea is not to bottom out but not give too much cushion that it rides like crap correct?
 

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Im looking to put an f4 shock and spring on my f2, is it interchangeable? how would i be able to tell?
 

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so if i buy the correct springs in the chart can i install them into my 02 gsxr1k? do i need any special tools to do that?
what about the valves? is there a chart for that too? i wonder how close that is to stock?
 

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Does anybody know where I can get a good set of springs? I put an 04 636 suspension on my Z1000. I need to adjust for the fact that they are on a bigger bike and I am a fat ass. Anyone help me out?
 

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Are all ******** as funny as you?
 

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Do you know anything about springs ruff?
 

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jump on the comet chat would you
 
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