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Rear suspention mods

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I'm new to this site (sorry for the double post if you read this in newbie corner). I'm looking for tech support for some mods to the old (95) ninja500, soon to be the new streetfighter 500.
My biggest job right now is tuning the rear suspention. I want to raise the seat and stiffen the rearshock (for the big and tall rider). Anyone if I can just swap out a stiffer spring (and where to get one) or know of any cheap used shocks that will do the job?
It is a real problem, in tight corners I sometimes bottom out.
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I'm 200+ lbs and had wondered if the suspension was made for that or what I could do to adjust it for that weight. I certainly don't push it hard now but I'm getting better every day. This mod sounds like something I'd be interested in. $90 for one spring sounds a little high though(I've got little mouths to feed) at least by auto cage standards, but I'd like to know more about it for sure.

Thanks :)
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