Ok, all really great info. Though I can't really see how cutting the stock spring would increase the rate, even adding a longer spacer, isn't the stock spring a constant rate ? I think for the effort, I'll get a set of progressive springs. How much of a difference do they really make, is it something you would notice immediately ?or something you only notice with hard riding ? I've changed stock fork springs on my old RM 250, so it's an easy swap, but that was 30 years ago, and with stock replacement springs only.
2002 KLR 650
1978 RD 400 vintage racer
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