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Hi,

Just changed my rear shock spring to suit my weight as per the advice of K-Tech and matches up with the owners manual... However after changing it its absolutely stiff? Even coming off the stand If I compress the rear myself it comes back up a little and stays there, if I lift the rear off the floor and let it down nice and gentle it stays up high?

The other thing is when I sit on it it barely moves at all, yet the spring I took off was a stiffer spring?

Any ideas what on earth ive done wrong?

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How much preload is on the new spring? Sounds like you have too much.

What is the static sag reading?

And do you get the correct spring type for your bike? I.e. linkage Vs PDS
 

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39! So certainly shouldn't be too stiff!

No Called K-Tech UK.

Yes, Also confirmed with them on the phone about the Year and Linkage.

Are they usually like this after changing and need use to settle in?
 

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Will check the measurements of the sag tomorrow if I can, However it was a 42 spring to come off and was a lot "softer"
 

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That doesn't sound like a spring issue, but a seized / incorrectly installed bearing or linkage. Irrespective of spring rate or sag setting, the bike should always return to roughly it's static sag position, even if this is set to zero (full shock extension)
Unlike forks, the back end should have very little stiction.
 
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