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There are some good deals on the 04 Z1FR and the 04 Firefly to be had now, and I'm trying to figure out which would be more suitably sprung for a 155lbs (160+ w/ gear) rider. I have an 03 Z1FR and the stock springs are too stiff for me. I replaced one of the springs with an air topcap and now the fork is plush on small hits but at the expense of brake dive. I am thinking of building up a Chameleon and shopping for a new fork for it.
I am wondering if the springs in the 04 are the same as the 03, or did they go with somewhat lighter springs since they added the air preload?
How about the 04 Firefly, would the stock springs be a better match for me?
 

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I have an 04 Z1 FR (not the SL) and weigh exactly the same as you. I don't run any air preload and the fork is just about perfect for me. I'm running a little higher oil level than stock (about 140 to 145 instead of 150 to 155) but that's the only thing I've had to do.
 
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