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post #1 of 13 Old 04-05-2016, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Heavier suspension spring options.

I load up pretty good when I tour with camping stuff. Im also 5'11" @ 285.

Any input to offer would be great. I'd love to have good ground clearance when loaded.
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Rick from Cogent makes custom springs for the front, I have a set and they are definitely stouter than stock.

YOu will have to call them about the rear shock.

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K. Thanks! I'll search for him. I was also looking at the touratech set.
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I load up pretty good when I tour with camping stuff. Im also 5'11" @ 285.

Any input to offer would be great. I'd love to have good ground clearance when loaded.
I was looking at http://www.progressivesuspension.com/

I used progressivesuspension on my klr650 (front and rear) with good results and plenty of of adjustment left over. The only problem right now is the currency exchange value between Canada and the US.

So for the time being I will keep using the OEM.

PS I am 6' @ 240.

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I was looking at http://www.progressivesuspension.com/

I used progressivesuspension on my klr650 (front and rear) with good results and plenty of of adjustment left over. The only problem right now is the currency exchange value between Canada and the US.

So for the time being I will keep using the OEM.

PS I am 6' @ 240.

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The bike comes stock with progressive rate springs in it, you dont really have enough suspension travel to make them worth while, once you up in the weight department linear rate springs just work so much better.

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Canada's Motorcycle sells front & rear spring kits..


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But they dont list anything for the V2?

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I have a Cogent Moab shock on my KLR. I would recommend it to anyone, quality product for this application.

For the DL1000, I would recommend Ohlins rear shock. I've have one on my Busa for years now, and you can't beat the quality, rider adjustments, rider feedback, ability to respring to your weight requirements. Hands down I believe the way to go especially for touring and a bit of off road.

As far as the forks, I believe Suzuki did a wonderful job with their OEM inverted forks. I'm guessing at this point, unless one is rerally loading up on weight, race tech gold valves maybe the way to go.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-05-2016, 11:09 PM
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Have you ridden your bike yet? Why do you feel you need stiffer springs? I was only about 25 lbs when I got my 2015 DL1000 and wa amazed that I didn't feel overwhelming need for stiffer springs. Have you set your sag yet?

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Hey Tom.

Yup. I've put 200 Kms on it last week. I ride with the preload maxed out and I'm empty. With a passenger (which would be equal to my touring load weight) I find it way soft and I loose quite a bit of clearance.

I prefer a stiffer ride in general. I think the front is ok as is for now but the rear needs to be beefed up......
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