2001 KDX front spring

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I see a lot of info about 99' and earlier KDX's but how about the
2001 have they updated the front springs. I weigh 200 (with gear)
I ride int. to expert class what shock spring and fork spring would
someone recommend?
Pops
 
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The '01 KDX received no updates. The shock spring should be OK for you, but you will want some .41 kg/mm fork springs. This will balance the suspension from front-to-rear much better than the factory springs, and will hold the front of the bike up much better.
 

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pops:
I run a .42 in front and a 5.2 in the rear with a revalved fork and shock. Race tech, Mx tech, Moto Pro and others have spring info on their web sites. I tried like crazy to get my 220 to work without re-valving but I finally bit the bullet and I'm glad I did. The suspension is much plusher over the small bumps that make up 80-90% of the terrain and tire you out and it doesn't wallow in the big whoops and g-out's. Traction is much improved on hills and creek crossings. I went with Moto -Pro because he is local and familiar with the terrain and conditions we ride. If you are going to do springs only I would go with .42 and 5 weight oil at 130 mm but a re-valve will make a world of difference. Mine now hooks up better than my buddy's stock 98 ktm mxc
btw i'm 200lbs with gear on also.