Mi. Trail Riders
- Apr 11, 2001
Awhile back I posted something about my susension being too soft for my big butt. At the time I didn't think about it, but from what I've been told, I need to have my springs replaced. The big thing is that the forks have an aftermarket suspension (TUF suspension) sticker on them. From the way the bike looks and some of the aftermarket parts on it, the guy who had it before me probably raced it. Now, should I assume that the forks were completely gone over(springs, revalve, etc.) and that all I need to do is swap out the springs, or should I just swap out the springs regardless and go from there. They feel great except that they are too soft. If the swap is all I need, can it be done w/out a professional, and if so, what's the easiest way. My buddy's work on conventional forks before, but not upside-downers. Also, w/my limited skill and experience, would I really notice a total re-do of my front and rear suspension. A shop in the area(JMC Racing for those in the southeast MI area) said they could do front & rear for $415. At the moment I can't afford that. I'm getting married on Sunday(5/20), going to Cancun the next week and I still need to get knee braces, possibly new boots, new front tire and I could use a new chain(Oh yeah, I also need to send Okie my money for support:) ). Needless to say, funds are a little tight for a while. But I do need to get springs. I've almost bottomed after getting about 6' of air off a 4' jump. Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.