Replacing fork spring question

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    anubisphoenix00
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    Hey guys
    I am planning to respring my bike because the front end is too heavy for me and it’s difficult to lean the bike over and I wanted to swap out springs to lighten up the front end. I had couple questions before I buy springs, the first question I have an ’09 600rr how easy will it be to replace the spring by yourself? Can I keep the forks on the bike and have the front end lifted by a stand? While I swap the springs should I change my oil?

    Thanks for the advice

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    Have you tried an adjustment on the fork? your bike being an 09 , it shouldnt need new springs, i remember reading somwhere that these bikes are set up for a rider weight range tween 100lbs and 230lbs, if thats true , and if your weight is in between , you should be good with an adjustment . Unless you are a trackstar or a pro stunter, you really should leave it alone. Just trying to save you alot of money here bud . Hope this helps

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    I tried adjusting the forks and decreased the preload and adjusted the rebound and compression accordingly. Still not to my liking. I read somewhere else that the 09 is sprung for a 225lbs rider (racetech’s site) so there’s a difference in information there. One thing I haven’t tried but would like to know is if I lowered the front end height would this allow for the bike to turn-in easier?

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    Bro, that’s “up to 225” . If your looking for good handling , don’t lower.

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    Go to the race tech web site and plug in you bike and settings and they will give you the baseline for front and rear springs. sounds like you need to watch a Dave moss video on setting sag front and rear. that would be my first step!! You tube Dave moss or On the throttle and you should find a few!!

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    The key to knowing if you need to change your fork spring rate is; whether or not you can achieve your desired SAG # without having the preload fully in or out.

    If you’re less than 175lbs, I would consider respringing the front end on ’07+.

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    What he said /|\
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    Later!! :roll:

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    I did some experimenting with the front end and after making some adjustments to the preload and dampening front end feels better to my weight. Thanks for the advice.

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