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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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I was just about to look that up. Interesting.


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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 07:02 PM
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According to the Owners Manual(pg 212), the bike is sprung for a rider in the 176-198 lb range.
Hmmmm, time to throw on some saddle bags.
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Hmmmm, time to throw on some saddle bags.


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I'm 225, so I guess i'll need new springs.
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Or start loading up on Five Guys.
Can always strap 25lbs weight under the seat.

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Check the preload/sag first with the stock springs. I'm 225 with gear and they were able to easily adjust it to my weight with room to spare.

I worked with them so I know its set correctly...


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I'm 225, so I guess i'll need new springs.

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I'm 225, so I guess i'll need new springs.
Or just ride the damn thing.

290#, bike's just fine
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Exactly, unless you are reaching with an intent to win you don't need perfect spring weight. Have the stock springs set as close as possible and just ride it. And if you're planning to race it and win.... You bought the wrong bike, trade it in on a 1299.
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I'm wondering if the OP asked for them to adjust the bike because they felt the need for it, ie being tossed around while riding or finding bumps upsetting the handling or something? I guess what I'm asking is, do you feel like getting new springs would make the ride better or is this something that's been thrown out there by the shop that you wouldn't have otherwise bothered about?
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 06:32 PM
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Funny experiment I did the other day. I had to take these brake rotors to get resurfaced so I threw them in a back pack and rode the bike.
They had to be around 60-80lbs total which brought my weight to 200-220lbs ish. Bike still felt the same to me really. Still bouncy.

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