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10-30-2009, 07:33 PM
What is the best setup for the rear suspension, for a 300# guy
10-31-2009, 09:28 AM
You definitely want to put in a "fat boy" spring in the rear suspension.
I weigh about #275, and I had one added one to mine when stretching it out to 151".
Allows me to run the suspension setting in the middle, rather than at the max settings.
Just ask your dealer for heaviest rear suspesion spring they have....aka, the "fat boy"!
catcrazy, yama yooper is right. I'm a Yamaha dealer in Greenland Michigan and we have installed many of these for the bigger boys. It will give you a range of settings for your weight and the sled will handle the bumps much better for you. Good Luck, Kip
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11-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Thanks guys I just called my dealer and put one on order
Dont you have to re-valve the shock with the big boy spring?
how much is this spring? best place to get one?
11-05-2009, 06:45 PM
Price I got on a spring from yami dealer is 190.00. 40.00 to install. Already ordered the spring. I did ask about revalving and Yami said it did not need it.
11-06-2009, 08:23 AM
I did not revalve my shock when putting on the heavier spring.
I have not noticed any problems with it...and I have ridden on the heavier spring for two seasons now.
11-09-2009, 12:23 PM
dopp: I don't know if $190 for 1ea big boy spring is expensive but all other NON mono rear suspensions have more than one shock & springs to change if you want stiffer set up. Cost me $300 to siffen up springs on 2003 MXZ ZX 800 & another $400 to rebuild all shocks. If you are on soft bottoming suspensions you will pay big bucks to avoid that. Hurts to think about ithttp://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
11-09-2009, 08:13 PM
little late.. but call carver before putting that spring on. they will tell you to leave the spring as is and have the revalved. made a world of difference for me
best of luck
I had my fox (From my polaris) rebuilt for $45.
I am interested in what apex shug is talking about
any more info? thanks
11-10-2009, 06:54 PM
i am no suspension expert by any means. i learned about re valving from totally yamaha site. When i first rode my apex, it was soft on the hardest setting. i am probably 250 all suited up i am guessing. sure, the spring will make a difference, but the shock is by no means ready for a big boy spring. going to ruin the shock i believe is what they told me. Carver performance suggested just re valving it for a small fee. (got to pay the shipping and handling) Did it make a big difference. I don't bottom out any more, unless i come down HARD. they set it to your weight and how you ride is the best part.
give them a call, they can explain it better
11-11-2009, 11:13 AM
It would make sense do both but many big boys just install the big boy spring. Revalving can have oil flow faster or slower in shock making harder or softer response to compression & rebound. The warror suspension probably ok to swap just springs. If you had Ohlin EC new spring & revalving would be best. A lot going on in EC ohlin with oil flow. No dealers I know revalve shocks so they would need to send to after market middle man. Then if you did not like new shock + revalve performance much finger pointing could occur. Difficult to manage maybe better to do in steps ride & test see what you think.
Thanks guys i deal with a local place called shock therapy i will give them a call
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