My '87 XR200 Suspension
I just bought this little sucker for the wife. The rear suspension darn near bottoms out when I push on it, can it be recharged? And if so, with what?
How do you increase the stiffness of the front shocks as well? I have three XR bikes now, but I am no bike mechanic, I have jet skis to play on when it is warm, I am trying to learn how to work on these myself, hopefully you can help.
Find somebody local that works on honda shocks. Some of the hondas didn't list rebuild parts but resourcefull techs can find a same sized seal and rebuild the shock with new oil and 142# of nitrogen. If your shock is really trashed you probably need a new shock..........big bucks. The front shocks you can shim the spring with a one inch lenghth of tubing under the top cap on each side of the forks. Buy a shop manual for the bike to understand how things work.
Progressive Suspension makes replacment springs for the xr 200 forks. They should be heavier than stock.
I need to get a set for my sons bike as he's now 160lbs. and needs more spring. I made some 2 inch spacers to prelod the forks and that helped a little but not enough. The springs run about $80.00.
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