Yamaha Blue in any color
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Bike: FZR-1K, R1, Vmax, R6
Re: Ohlins fork and shock spring question
I agree with Melk-Man (seems to happen from time to time, since I really think he knows more than he admits). That is a lot of spring in an R6. I tried 1.0 and dropped to .95, and now I'm considering .925. But I'm not a hard braker at all, although I find myself trail braking a lot more than I'm comfortable with.
And the bottom of the stroke is more about oil level than spring rate. Trim it with oil, a few mm (5 is the standard recommendation) until you find the feel you want.
I'd be more interested in knowing how much travel you are using in hard cornering, brakes notwithstanding (ever try Keith Codes "no brakes drill?").
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