Suspension feels too soft
Mr. FOXX, at 196# plus the girl friend, going to the #5 setting might help in a tiny way, but not like firmer springs will.
you will benefit massively from the proper spring RATEs , but not preload. Here's a few ideas on options and solutions for you.
First, you can do whatever, yourself, or;
second: I have a developed a KLR specific shock with Penske Racing Shocks. A 8900e series shock for the KLR, brand new, custom built, per application, 2 wks delivery time at $615.99.
This is for an emultion style shock with damping, spring preload and ride height adjustment,
Or third: I have a GMDATL spec Racetech Goldvalved oem unit that I will put the appropriate spring on for you all for the low low price of $435, exchange. That buys you the goldvalve kit, the spring, oil and labor. I could send that out to you immediatley. you send me your core shock.
I can also put a remote resevoir so you have a compression adjustment too, that will add some cost to it.
Either way I will offer satisfaction garaunteed.
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