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Stock Rear Spring rate??

Does any one know what the stock rear spring rate is on my 2016 GXS1000F? I may opt for a new spring but just need to know what the current spring weight is. I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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I can't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it's 9.5 or 10 and I think it's 10
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So you're saying from 535 to 560 lbs. Sounds a little light according to all the comments regarding an overstiff rear spring. However it does sound about right after 2k miles on my F. I was going to guess around 575 lbs. Thanks.
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If I'm reading the racetech chart properly the weight of the stock spring is 9.1 or 511 lbs. That seems light to me. Maybe someone has an official number.
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Somebody measured it last year and got 10Kg/mm
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Somebody measured it last year and got 10Kg/mm
Checked my rear spring rate a couple of weeks ago and it was 9.8 Kg/mm, likely meant to be 10 but my thoughts are that a cheaply made spring fitted to the cheaply produced shock is likely getting weaker by the mile.
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Thanks much for the info. I weigh 225 and was thinking about a heavier spring however all I've been able to find is a 10.7 and don't think that would be worth the effort unless someone thinks otherwise?
I weigh 220 without riding kit and the 10KG/mm spring on my Ohlins suits me fine
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Thanks mate....I'm sure the Ohlins performs better than the original equipment.
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Thanks mate....I'm sure the Ohlins performs better than the original equipment.
The shock certainly does, but the spring is the same rate as stock and is good for my weight which is what I was trying to say!
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Got it and thanks again.
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