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02 rc that had bent forks,Well left fork was bent but right wasn't. I bought a pair of forks off e-bay out of cali. They were rebuilt by KYLE. I am unfamiliar with all this. I weigh around 300 so how do I need to set the forks. What does the rear shock need to be set at.
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You'll likely need new springs, check out a suspension company like RaceTech that has a calculator to determine what spring rates you need, then just make adjustments to the damping. Those Kyle forks should work great with the right spring rate...
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Try doing a sag test, you might be able to get away with what you got.

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Awsome You tube. I think by the video I can set it if the springs can handle my biggness,lol. I am loosing some weight so maybe by the time I finish the bike it can handle me. I have rode it some,on crapy tires and no skins, around the block and up the road some. I'm really starting to like this bike and I'm not a big sport bike fan. I have been surprised by how comfortable it is.
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yeah its the best one i found, I have been digging cause I will need to set my bike up too, it will be here by the end of next week. cant wait! now i just need to find a buddy to help out..

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