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Old 12-21-2012, 09:11 AM   #47
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Wow BK,

That doesn't sound too bad. It would save me a lot of work doing now than letting it break. We have not bottomed out yet so my major concern is to get more travel and to raise the bike (because the bike hits on speed bumps). I don't want the spring too much stiffer because i am afraid it will over stress the bike. My bags are overloaded too and i don't want them to fall off with the rougher ride.

Someone told me too that if you use the stock shock with a really stiff spring the damping might not work right.

But I am really looking into this. The price is not bad i just didn't want to get a new rear shock for $500. $250 for the front and back is worth it to me.

Now i just have to find out how to do the work. Is this something i can do myself?
Do i need a spring compression tool or any other special tools.

Its great that you had a look for me that really helps me out. Thanks alot.
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