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May 20th 2017, 09:56 PM   #1
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  Jul 2016
  Mill Creek, WA

  2016 ZX-6R 636, 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
Supermoto spring advise needed

Hello everyone,

I need a heavier spring for my Husky 701SM. The stock spring is for too soft for me. I am 200lbs + gear. I am looking at the Slavens Racing springs, but I am unsure which one would be the right one. I called twice and both times the guy I needed to speak to was either out or busy. I left messages, and no return call. So, I am hoping someone can help a little here.

I am looking at these springs: Shock Springs for KTM 690/Husqvarna 701 ? Slavens Racing

Thanks!
May 21st 2017, 07:58 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  West Richland, WA

Check your owners manual? Mine listed the spring rate for my weight. Easy-peasy.


User manuals

The only "hard part" is I had to convert the Nm rating to Kg/mm.
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May 21st 2017, 01:51 PM   #3
 
  Feb 2016
  Spokane

  ZREX, Superhawk, CRF450R, KX500 SM, XR650R DS, KV75, RX50, RD400
Race tech has a spring calculator
May 21st 2017, 05:12 PM   #4
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  Jul 2016
  Mill Creek, WA

  2016 ZX-6R 636, 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
My manual, while quite exauhstive, doesn't have a chart for additional springs. I bit the bullet this morning and tore the bike a part to remove the rear shock. I added 2.5 turns of preload, and that seems to have helped a lot. I rode up the 2 to Skykomish and it was a dream to ride. I am 10 clicks out on everything plus 2.5 turns feels pretty good. This will hold me over till I can get down to KFG so Barry can tell me its all wrong. LOL

Racetech's site was down last night.
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