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    Top Gun Rear Shock Spring

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      The Top Gun Rear shock springs are heavier and allow for added weight from a passenger or luggage and are made with the highest quality materials for accuracy and consistency. A properly sized (weighted) spring can put you at the correct ride height for adequate suspension travel.
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    4.8 / 5.0
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    Recommend it?
    Yes (61)
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
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    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    9.3 spring on Klr650
    The 9.3 spring might seem heavy for some but I ride 2 up with my wife a lot and the stock Klr650 spring sucks, think they updated in 2014 but for most gen 1 and gen 2 springs were awful unless your a small rider. I am not big aound 6' 200 lbs with riding gear plus my wife, even solo I hated the stock spring. Bottom line is I now 2 up with a good 400lbs on bike and it is a huge difference when riding off road, it actually has spring to it now and sits around 2 inches higher which I like especially when riding in the rough! I definately would recommend to anyone who carries a load on their bike!

    -m-2006 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    2006 KLR650, with 9.3 spring
    New Top Gun 9.3 spring
    September 18, 2019
    Omak, WA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    2 weeks ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    4 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    4 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    2012 KLR650 250# rider
    The sag on pre-load #5 was more than 1/3 travel. With this spring my sage fell right into about a 1/3. I gained 1-5/8 inches in sag on pre-load #1. I can feel more road bumps and bit more vibration but in the woods, so much better. A lot of negative opinion about upgrading stock shock with a spring only but my first bike, less than a year riding, I needed a starting point. If I get better then I'll look into a better rear shock system. For now this is a huge improvement

    -m-2012 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    May 29, 2019
    South, NJ, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    KLR 650 Rear Spring
    So far so good I was able to notice a difference as soon as I took a ride on bike would like to take it off roads in the near future so I can really put it through some rough terrain
    -m-2006 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    April 16, 2019
    Miami, FL, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Huge improvement over stock
    Added this with the Progressive Suspension fork spring kit to my ‘09 KLR prior to running the TAT, carried about 60# plus gear and my 160 body weight with additional 15-20 for apparel. Worked great!

    -m-2009 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    Installed
    Spring on!
    March 19, 2019
    Raleigh, NC, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Great product
    Just installed it two weeks ago on my Klr 650 and a gin I've sat on it and test drive it a little and like the way it feels might have to play with the rebound a bit bit I'll do that when I ride it more! Using 10 weight oil and 150 psi nitrogen..
    March 13, 2019
    Regina, SK, CA
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Weight:
    221 - 250 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Better shock?
    I had the Top Gun 6.0 and found that it wasn't enough with a loaded bike for long distance travel. I weigh about 180 and probably carry about 60 plus pounds of camping gear, tools, food, clothes, etc. I found that the spring would sag enough that the bike sat almost straight up and down (even on the 5th preload position). So I am hoping this spring will do the trick. Will know more this summer.

    -m-2007 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    March 1, 2019
    Laramie, WY, US
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Great addition to the KRL 650
    Outfitted my bike for competitive ADV touring to match or exceed the big bikes. This modification provided more positive reaction on and off-road loaded or unloaded. At 190 and 6’2” this rate offers a good balance at not being too stiff or too soft. I coupled this with raising links from Eagle Mike.

    -m-2013 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    OEM next to Top Gun 6.6kg
    Easy to install with correct tools
    December 28, 2018
    Hampton, VA, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Excellent and great value
    I'm using the Black 9.3 spring. Solo with no gear, this spring is a bit too much for my 200lbs. At 34" inseam, I'm not flat footed. But with the wife on board I'm back to flat foot and it feels great on the bumps. Bike sits much taller, which is a bonus for a proper kickstand lean. Preload went from 5 to 1 and now dampener is turned almost completely down. If I were to ride this bike mostly solo, I'd opt for the 8.0 and adjust preload as necessary.

    The install is pretty straight forward, but I'd bought a "good deal" spring compressor. I'll never do that again. If you're needing to buy that tool, opt for the best. My "good deal" twisted, broke and let loose. Doing it over, I'd opt for the Tusk spring compressor.

    -m-2013 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    December 18, 2018
    New Braunfels, TX, US
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    5 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    8.0kg/mm for 200lbs plus
    the the yellow 8.0kg/mm spring is perfect for me 200# plus my wife 130# and our luggage for the short day trips we like to take on my KLR650. it has the right amount of sag with just me on it. but its not too stiff for any riding i do. mostly commuting, but some hard pack and fire roads.

    -m-2006 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    November 26, 2018
    summerville, SC, US
    Age: 25-44
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    5 / 5
    Durability
    3 / 5
    Fitment
    5 / 5
    Performance
    5 / 5
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Initial fitment is great - I should have done this upgrade years ago!
    Prior to purchase I was concerned about the fit of this spring. Without threaded adjustment collars the KLR shock leaves little room for error regarding spring length. So, I am happy to report the fit of my 7.4kg spring was spot on, it literally could not have been better.

    Fitment: Changing from a high mileage OEM (~6.6kg) spring that I was running with maximum preload (setting #5) and had 80mm of sag (rider only). For the new spring preload was backed off to minimum (setting #1) and that resulted in a near ideal 75mm sag. So I have a nice firm solo ride to start with and the full range of preload to work with when carrying future loads. Hard to expect much better than that.

    Details: 185lb rider (sans gear) and went with the 7.4kg as the best compromise for comfortable solo riding and sometimes carrying light adventure touring loads. This choice seems about right so far.

    -m-1990 KAWASAKI KLR650--
    October 15, 2018
    Bend, OR, US
    Purchased
    11 months ago
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    Browse 14 questions Browse 14 questions and 56 answers
    So, I've got a 2011 kl, with the stock rear shock. I'm new to motorcycles, but the bike does sag quite a bit just from me sitting on it. I've cranked the preload up a few turns, bit I may just be to heavy for the stock spring ,
    I'm assuming?
    I'm 6'1 and 250 lbs, and would like to carry camping gear.
    Should I get the 8 kg sprimg, or the medium?
    James B on Mar 14, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I bought the 8kg spring for my 2011 and I was a bit worried that it would be too stiff and harsh when the bike wasn't fully loaded. I'm only 5'6" and weigh 180 lbs. I ride the bike daily with just a top case and some tools and it was fine with the 8kg spring and the shock on the lowest pre-load setting. With the bike loaded up for a week away and the preload cranked up to the 2nd spot it was great to ride and I could actually park it on the side stand without having to find a down hill side slope to park on to stop the bike tipping over like I was forced to do with the original spring.
    What size would you recommend for the shock spring for a guy 230 pounds?The 6.6 or the 8.0
    A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There's a third choice assuming you don't mind a white spring. It's rated right in the middle. If it's just you riding and not two up or loaded with gear I'd suggest the middle rated unit.
    I went with the 8.0 because I weigh much more than you and hate bottoming out. It accomplishes the mission nicely. Sags perfectly when sitting still. Doesn't bottom. Comfortable ride and there's no preloading necessary.
    I have a 2013 klr650. I’m wondering what spring would work best for my purpose. I’m 245lb. Most of the time I ride with just my tank bag and trunk bag (total weight of around 280lb)
    Ovcasionally, I go road tripping, sometimes camping with full luggage and also with a 120lb passenger. (Total weight of around 4450lb) As you can imagine, the stock spring doesn’t do the job. Which spring would be best the 8.0 or the heavier 9.4, assuming I can work with the preload adjustment on the shock?
    Jay M on Sep 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: If purchasing an aftermarket shock is out of the question I would run the stiffest spring available and rebuild the shock with better seals but most of all, running a significantly heavier weight shock oil. This spring was a significant upgrade in stiffness but hitting trails prior to the rebuild proved out what is stated above. For road tripping you could probably get by just fine with just the spring. Most of all just have some fun.
    I am 160 lbs and usually carry minimal luggage. I have lowering links installed also, I am 5'7", which reduce the effectiveness of the shock. The stock shock bottoms out often. I ride aggressively offroad at times. What spring rate/oil weight combo would be best? 7.4 and 10wt?
    Matt L on Feb 25, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I'm 5'11 and 175lbs and run that combo, 7.4 spring and 10wt oil on my klr650. I do a lot of riding without gear on single track and local forest service roads and I am happy with that set up, I haven't bottomed it out and handles like a dirt bike on the trails and does fine on the road as well. I have the pre load set at 2.
    Which spring would you recommend for a 165lb rider going on long trips carrying luggage; the 6.6, 7.4 or 8?
    A shopper on Apr 10, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I went with the 6.6. I weighed 190 at the time and was caring about 50 pounds total extra weight. It was too light of a spring. At your weight the 6.6 is probably fine but in my opinion I would go with the 7.4.
    What is the kg rating of the stock shock?
    ben m on Sep 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The stock spring rate on the 650 KLR is 350 lbs or 6.3 kg.

    For a rider and gear weighing 235 to 265 lbs a spring rated 450 lbs or 8.1 kg is needed.
    Do these [Top Gun springs] also fit the Progressive 465 mono-shock? Or are they just for the OEM shock?
    John B on Feb 15, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: They fit the OEM perfectly. Call Top gun technical, or rockymountain for correct spring for the 465.
    I’m about 280 to 300 lbs on a 2016 kx 450 F what sping do I need. ?
    Charlie R on Aug 19, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: The product description states: Weight range 200-240 lbs (Rider and Gear). There is not a heavier spring by Top Gun for your weight at this time.
    What spring rate is correct for my weight of 255 pounds?
    Kevin N on Jun 28, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: You will need the 8.0 kg/mm weight for that one is 241 lbs - 290 lbs.
    I am 360 pounds. Will the 9.3kg/mm spring work for me? Or am I just too big to ride?
    Joshua B on Sep 11, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The 9.3 should work. We had an employee use that spring on a KLR and it worked perfectly.
    I'm needing the heaviest spring for the 300lb range but it's not populating as a choice. Is it available?
    Adam C on Jul 15, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I would be happy to check. What is the make, model, and year of your machine?
    I hate the way my bike bottoms out, I'm 300 lbs, and if I ride someone it bottoms all the way out, but with just me, from time to time I feel it bottom out. And I hate the way it sags, and feels like its gonna lift up when I'm riding fast!!!What size spring do you think is good for me?? and where can I get it???
    Dallie S on Apr 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: For your KLR, I'd recommend the 8.0 kg/mm spring.
    So I have a 2016 KLR with a corbin low seat because I'm only 5 foot 7. I also have the lowering links. The suspension feels "spongey" and I'm about to put Tusk panniers and racks on it. So I'm 200 pounds and what I want to know is if this shock spring will change my seat height? How high?
    Thanks
    Kaila S on Apr 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This spring is the same length as your OEM spring, but it's just a little stiffer. So it shouldn't raise your ride height any more than where it is right now.
    well this work on a 2009 yz250?
    A shopper on Aug 27, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: This will not fit a 2009 YZ250. The Top Gun Rear Shock Springs are made for either the Kawasaki KLR650 or Suzuki DR650SE models.
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