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I know this has been done to death. ive read the threads pertaining to the front end diving because of hard braking. I'm about 195 on a 2003 ninja 500r. Should I be concerned with this? Was there an improvement by the time this bike was produced? I've seen a lot of posts about stiffening up the suspension but I'm not sure if that's just older models?
 

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Stock suspension's apparently set up for someone closer to 100-130lbs. I've heard people suggesting getting stiffer springs, putting sections of PVC into the fork tubes to increase preload, and using heavier fork oil to improve feel for heavier riders. It's all in the suspension section somewhere.
 
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