2Stiff or 2Soft?

llk

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I ride a 02 cr125 which was re-sprung (pro-action) for a lighter rider. Sorry I do not have the spring rate for this setup. Bike is setup for probably 140lb rider. I weigh 170. I have the stock springs for shock and forks. I understand that the stock may be a little too stiff for my weight. What should I do, stay with the soft or go with the stiffer? I ride MX but am not a pro. I case jumps and often feel like the fork is bottoming... I know I need to work on the casing thing! Any help would be appreciated.
 

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stock springs are usually good for 150-170lbs so it sounds like they will work well for you. just add a couple of clicks rebound and you should be good to go. if your fork is bottoming, add 10mL of oil to each for until the sensation goes away
 

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Thanks for the help. I wouldn't have thought about increacing the rebound since I am lighter, good tip. Thanks again.