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Old 06-24-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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Stiffening suspension

i was wondering if there was a way to stiffen the suspension on my ninja 250, its seems a little to soft for me and feels squishy through a turn and makes me uncomfortable. any help would be greatful, don't know if i put this in the right section either thanks.
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i was wondering if there was a way to stiffen the suspension on my ninja 250, its seems a little to soft for me and feels squishy through a turn and makes me uncomfortable. any help would be greatful, don't know if i put this in the right section either thanks.
You can try for starters having a heavier fork oil put in and tightening the rear shock two clicks. Better to have a shop do this if you aren't very mechanically inclined. If you are it shouldn't be two difficult.

If that doesn't do enough you will need to get the forks re-valved and add heavier springs and get a heavier spring for the rear as well.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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Take it by Motorcycles Unlimited or a shop in your area and have it adjusted for you and set up right for about $30-$35. Cheap fix in my opinion.
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Go to racetech.com and check you spring rates vs your weight. If you weigh over ~140, it will likely feel really soft.
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Take it by Motorcycles Unlimited or a shop in your area and have it adjusted for you and set up right for about $30-$35. Cheap fix in my opinion.
Can't do that on an ex250.

You need springs and not necasarrily an emulator. But i would recommend one.

If you want it done right you gotta get the rods modified too.

I've done many ex250 race setups. PM me if you want more info.
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Can't do that on an ex250.

You need springs and not necasarrily an emulator. But i would recommend one.

If you want it done right you gotta get the rods modified too.

I've done many ex250 race setups. PM me if you want more info.
Good to know.
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rofl i weigh 250, so the bike strains under me.

roadandtrack, i was wondering generally how much a decent setup would cost?
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Here is what racetech recommends. I am supprised it is so low. Must be the light weight of the bike making the change.

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Rider Weight: 250 lbs.

FRONT FORK SPRINGS
Recommended Fork Spring Rate for Street: 0.799 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Fork Spring Rate: .440 kg/mm (stock)
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