hallo! i have the 2012 888 rc3 v2 ti, and will change the ti 5.5 standard spring with a steel 6.5 firm spring (i am 81kg - 178lb, so i guess it is a right decision, as the fork feels very soft, with little mid travel support and divey in braking)
i want to ask 2 things:
1. is the firm spring the right choice? many say that the firm is perfect for weights 75-90kg, others say that with the firm spring, the fork loses its small bump sensitivity and silkiness and becomes hard for the wrists/hands. feedback please :coo:
2. do you put around the spring a shrink wrap or a heat shrink?
i read it is necessary in order to avoid the clank in the fork leg.
I'm around your weight, same fork, and run the 6.5 steel spring. I'd say that's a good bet for your weight. I also had the VA removed and run substantially higher oil heights than stock. Reason being that I want the fork spring curve to be as progressive as the linkage on the Aurum I ride. What compression, rebound, preload and VA settings are you running? I personally run 3-4 clicks from fully open compression, rebound to taste, no preload, and VA delete. I also have an air cap installed on the spring leg that allows me to increase and decrease the spring curve ramp depending on the steepness of the track I'm on. The stiffer spring obviously increases the spring rate, but shouldn't "ruin" the small bump sensitivity.