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At some point in time I will probably want to upgrade the suspension on my X. I see ST & WR both have a kit or you can send you shocks in for a complete make over.
I have several questions maybe some can answer.

Since the rear is the main area of concern, Is it worth it to just buy the rear springs from WR?

If not, is a front and rear spring kit a good option rather than spending the big bucks for the entire makeover? Also, who makes a better spring kit?

if a complete make over is the only answer, who has a better end product?

has anybody test driven both companies and can make a reasonable comparison?

either way, its a lot of money to spend without reasonable feedback.

Thanks in advance.
 

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At some point in time I will probably want to upgrade the suspension on my X. I see ST & WR both have a kit or you can send you shocks in for a complete make over.
I have several questions maybe some can answer.

Since the rear is the main area of concern, Is it worth it to just buy the rear springs from WR?

If not, is a front and rear spring kit a good option rather than spending the big bucks for the entire makeover? Also, who makes a better spring kit?

if a complete make over is the only answer, who has a better end product?

has anybody test driven both companies and can make a reasonable comparison?

either way, its a lot of money to spend without reasonable feedback.

Thanks in advance.
Springs are not the problem and changing them only makes a minor difference on an R and a little more difference on the X.

Buying a full set of springs without getting the valving corrected is simply a waste of money. I have $500 worth of "worthless" springs to prove it :)

The tenders on the X are near collapse making the rear ride on the main (stiffer) springs. If you want to only change springs, the Bandit tender springs are the best bang for the buck on the X and there is no reason to change the mains. Spending any more than that on springs without a full re-valve is futile.

I had Weller do my R and they did a tremendous job. They emailed and called with MANY setup questions. I sent my shocks (without springs to save on shipping) to them and they had them back in a couple days. I now have a totally different machine.

If you are into slower or mid speed trail riding and/or rock crawling, Weller seems to get that tune spot on.
If you are a desert racer or duner, ST seems to be the place to go.
 

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Not to confuse you more but.............. I would talk to George at Double E Racing. He himself has a Honda Talon and has tons of testing time in. East Coast/ West coast. Trails. Track etc. Great guy with tons of knowledge. His Suspension Won King of the Hammers last year. Second this year. Many track championships and Worx wins plus he owns a Honda Talon. He is who we used for ours.
 

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Not to confuse you more but.............. I would talk to George at Double E Racing. He himself has a Honda Talon and has tons of testing time in. East Coast/ West coast. Trails. Track etc. Great guy with tons of knowledge. His Suspension Won King of the Hammers last year. Second this year. Many track championships and Worx wins plus he owns a Honda Talon. He is who we used for ours.
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I changed the Springs first from Shock Therapy, an absolute amazing difference, no comparison. You will need Limit Straps up front.
Later I had the Shocks revalved, not as much of a difference but more plush ride.
I ride a lot at Glamis Dunes and the last two times I’ve noticed bottoming out in the rear, so now I’m talking (today) with ST about this problem And if I need to change the crossovers or anything else?
 

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New Elka stage 5 shocks for a Talon R are $4300 front & back, $$$
We race ours and are still using the stock shocks. They have been resprung and revalved by George White at Double E Racing. They work great. One thing to remember is all the suspension guys have different theories on the set up. So if you buy springs from one company. Stick with them as the next guy might have a different spring set up he likes. Also Make sure you are honest with them on how you ride. They will be able to get it a lot closer for you. Hope this helps. Get out and enjoy your talon. GOD Bless
 
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