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G'day , Im a owner of a 03 Bullit and im wanting to buy a Ti spring for my 5th but am struck with a few questions i need answered. Firstly i weigh 100kg or 220lb and run a 375lb spring on my 5th with no problems BUT the cheapest good Ti springs( RCS ) have only 350lb or 400lb available." So which one do i go for 350 or 400 ?" Does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives?? ive also heard that cheap Ti springs are **** and can brake ? is that true?
Any help would be Greatly Appreciated
 

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CHUNKY NUGGET said:
G'day , Im a owner of a 03 Bullit and im wanting to buy a Ti spring for my 5th but am struck with a few questions i need answered. Firstly i weigh 100kg or 220lb and run a 375lb spring on my 5th with no problems BUT the cheapest good Ti springs( RCS ) have only 350lb or 400lb available." So which one do i go for 350 or 400 ?" Does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives?? ive also heard that cheap Ti springs are **** and can brake ? is that true?
Any help would be Greatly Appreciated
I also have bullit and love it. As for your question, I'd go with 400lb spring cuz even with titanium coil it'll eventually go soft in slower rate compared to steel coil. But really, people go with titanium coil because they're light and it's cool addition to your bike. But look at it this way. You're 220lbs and your bullit if like mine will probably weigh 17-19kg. Adding a titanium coil won't really affect your bike in anyways. 1/2 to 3/4lb of weight won't make any difference in you bike's handling or control. It's all in your mind. Lose a pound of your weight and keep a few hundred bucks in your pocket. You'll be happy and glad you did. If you have to get it get it in 400lb rate.
 

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Its a bling thing

Thanx for the responce and your right it is all in my head and i could easily lose the same amount of weight, its just that my bullit cant really be upgraded in any other way and i reckon a Ti spring will finish its eternal upgrade off once and for all. I really want to know some options for buying Ti springs and any info on cheap Ti.
 

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CHUNKY NUGGET said:
Thanx for the responce and your right it is all in my head and i could easily lose the same amount of weight, its just that my bullit cant really be upgraded in any other way and i reckon a Ti spring will finish its eternal upgrade off once and for all. I really want to know some options for buying Ti springs and any info on cheap Ti.
Go with Fox DHX 5.0 instead of the 5th you have already. Believe me. It's a much better ride. Trust me. Add another 200 smack and you'll have your dhx and you'll forget about your ti-dream. You'll be all ear to ear while bombing down the hill. square edge bump? No more.
 

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You talkin to me ?

Um, im running a 5th Element on my Bullit so i guess it must use a different spring rate than the Fox, mind you i have considered a Fox DHX so if i ever go to 1 ill know to get a 600lb spring. Thanx anyway
 

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isnt your spring rate low?? i contacted Fox about spring rates. Im 190lbs geared and recomended either a 500 or 550 # spring.. soundlike you need around a 600# spring..
I weigh 150lbs suited up and am currently using 350 and it seems right on. Firmness can be adjusted by tinkering with preload with 100psi in the chamber.
 

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the 350 seems right for your weight.. you never want to throw on a ton of preload to compensate for a soft spring. the guy asking is 220lbs and riding a the same rate spring you are. he def needs to go heavier rate. Id suggest contacting RCS about what spring rate you need.
 

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fiddy_ryder said:
the 350 seems right for your weight.. you never want to throw on a ton of preload to compensate for a soft spring. the guy asking is 220lbs and riding a the same rate spring you are. he def needs to go heavier rate. Id suggest contacting RCS about what spring rate you need.
I was just refering to my weight only. I never mess with the preload beyond 3-5% of original 1/3 sag. Once again I that was just for my weight. Of course 220lbs would need 500-600. No doubt. I think the 5th coil and fox coil are bit different even at the same rate. 5th tend to run lower rate compared to fox.
 
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