Replacing rear spring on stock shock
I'm starting this thread over since that last one got hopelessly thread-jacked.
My last two long distance two-up trips have shown me that the stock rear suspension on my 2012 DL650 isn't really up to the task of my weight (240), passenger weight (about 130), and cargo. In searching the forums, most of the info available seems to apply to pre-2012 models, and I'm not sure if the rear suspensions between the 2012 and earlier models are the same. I get the impression that they aren't.
Has anyone replaced a stock rear spring with a heavier duty spring on a stock 2012 650 rear shock? If you have, can you describe the installation process, and whether or not you ultimately found that it was an improvement?
With all due respect to those more knowledgeable than I, I'm not looking for four pages of argument on suspension theory, sag settings, why preload is a myth, or anything else. Suspension mods are expensive, and replacing a spring is the cheapest one you can do; I'd just like to know if anyone has done it for the reasons I outlined above, and whether it solved the problems I described.
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