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just got a nice new banshee morphine with a sherman firefly up front...after 7 years of FS i have decided to go HT for a while and hone the old riding/smoothness skills.

my weight is about 160lb (80kg) plus maybe 12lb (6kg) for lid, water and armour etc. i suspect that i need stiffer springs in the shermans - i can get the right spring from the website but does anybody know what rate they actually come with in the first place - ie what are the stock springs??
 

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And see what the sag is before you get another spring. I put a Breakout on my Imperial and the stock spring is fine and I weight 175 without gear.
 

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stock should be the medium spring. Thats pretty standard. I'm 170 & had to go to a firm spring in my Slider +, to eleminate btm'ing. @ 170, I'm @ upper end of weight scale for the med. spring that came in my fork. I agree w/Tarpon...wait & see.
 

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man w/ one hand said:
stock should be the medium spring. Thats pretty standard. I'm 170 & had to go to a firm spring in my Slider +, to eleminate btm'ing. @ 170, I'm @ upper end of weight scale for the med. spring that came in my fork. I agree w/Tarpon...wait & see.
My OEM Shermans came with a soft spring, i heard all OEM come with soft, otherwise medium. I optioned up to stiff (90kg) and alls well. Maybe just open it up and take a gander.
 
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