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Just before I went into the hospital I bought a double clicker rear shock and I need a softer rear spring for it. Where, who, and what brand do I buy?
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Just before I went into the hospital I bought a double clicker rear shock and I need a softer rear spring for it. Where, who, and what brand do I buy?
THANKS HOOVY
Hey HOOVY,
IF you plan on installing the "shock Link" too... You just might not need to respring.. depends on how far off the spring weight is..?

The FIRST guy to make contact with is one of our site sponsers here and the guy to get ahold of IS> JDHORD... I'll get the link to his website and edit info. here into my reply.
Okay, here You go bro., HPR - Hordpower, Art of Twins

I Hope this Helps..?


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Thanks Mav

I was told the link would raise the bike too much for me? Duno the facts but it came from a good source. The shock was set up for 180 lbs and I'm only 140lbs. So I know it's way too hard. Any advise from you track pros would be greatly appriciated! :notworthy HOOVY
 

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I was told the link would raise the bike too much for me? Duno the facts but it came from a good source. The shock was set up for 180 lbs and I'm only 140lbs. So I know it's way too hard. Any advise from you track pros would be greatly appriciated! :notworthy HOOVY

HOOVY You're welcome and Make contact with JHORD, the link I gave you... he is here sometimes too, so a PM might work as well.
FYI he also raced these (RC51s) so my guess is he might have some knowledge to answer whatever specific questions you might have.;)

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Just eat some donuts!

Every rider/bike combo is different. All of the advice about which shock spring to run is just a starting point. You have to do a little tuning to find what is right for you. It's kind of like starting with the base settings for a jet kit (remember those?). That shock is most likely too stiff for you, but it may not be. Install it and get your sag numbers and if you don't have enough adjustability to get good numbers, then start looking into softer springs. At least with the penske, you shouldn't need a spring compressor to swap springs.

It is much better to have a stiffer spring with almost no preload on it than it is to have a softer spring with a bunch of preload on it. The stiffer spring will work better because (as far as I know) penske uses rising rate springs like everyone else and not linear springs. If you have a softer spring with a ton of preload, it is going to get stiffer sooner in the travel than the stiffer spring.

I am going through the same situation right now, but mine happened because I put on a little weight after I had what was supposed to be the proper spring installed. Now I'm debating between putting the heavier spring on or taking my fat ass to the gym.
 

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Thanks

Man I learn something on this site everyday. Great bunch of guys !! :rockon
I tried to do my research and the Penske seemed to be the way to go.
 
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