Hi all, I am suffering from "analysis paralysis" on suspension choices.
I have a 2002 DL1000 and I weigh 265lbs nekkid, so obviously the suspension is not ideal. I only have a couple hundred km of butt time on it but I can tell it's soft. Coming from sport bikes it seems REALLY soft. My main issue is I sold my Aprilia because times are tough but I didn't want to give up bikes so a used Vee seemed a good choice but I can't spend so much that selling the Ape becomes moot.
I see 3 options:
1) Leave it and get used to it. Pros it's free, cons it's not ideal
2) New Springs front and rear. Pros better than nothing, cheaper, Cons stock rear shock still weak and under damped for new spring, ??
3) re-valve and respring front, Elka rear. Pro's good as its gonna get, cons $$$$$ and front still not adjustable (K2)?
I only ride about 3-4000km a season right now, work and back every day with nice weather and backroad blasting in my free time. longest trip will be a day trip. Luggage will be occasional and passengers even less so.
I flop between each choice every day it seems, finger on the mouse to buy stuff, back off. Argh.
Not even sure what I am looking for from you guys haha. I just would hate to spend a bit just to end up spending a lot later, but I would hate to go top end when middle ground would be more than good enough for me.
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