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Could you not just add a longer/thicker spacer to the stock forks to increase preload over installing new springs? I would assume that when you take the fork tube nut off, there is a spacer of some sort resting on top of the spring right?

Anyone ever done this or have some input? Seems like a quick, cheap, and easy modification if you are not satisfied with your forks.....
 

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That would help you some but the rate of the springs from the factory is just too soft. More preload would give you a little help but you would bottom out sooner - never a good thing. RaceTech will sell you a set of stiffer springs and new spacers for about $100. They're easy to install and that along with some new fork oil make a HUGE difference (not quite a set of R6 forks but maybe the next best thing)
 

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yeah i do it and it wont bottom out sooner though, quite the opposite. it makes the forks work in a higher range overall.
 

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Our stock spring is variable. So if you increased the preload that should take away some of the early soft part of the spring.

You might just use the old spacers and add washers.
Putting in 15 wt. fork oil at the same time would help.

But then... while you are doing this... you could just replace the spring:lao
 
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