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Suspension work

Post by egschade on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:46 pm

I installed 370mm Hagons on the back with springs to match my weight and an extra 1" of travel over stock. Put Icon progressive springs on the front from MG Cycle that are 25% stiffer and progressive to boot.

Had to make new spacers for the front as the Icons are longer than OEM and I had to remove the Givi luggage rack as it intrudes into the shock area. Other little niggle is that the bike now leans even further onto the side stand despite a 3/16" plate. Simple solution there is to replace it with something 1/2" - 5/8" thick.

The result is a bike that sits higher which suits my 5-11 height and has improved front end feel without being nervous. Suspension feels more compliant and controlled on the rough NJ roads. Very happy with the outcome.

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Post by Guzziboy66 on Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:53 pm

Cool.

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Post by mogu83 on Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:04 pm

Good to hear your happy with it. I raised the suspension on my /5 and used a cut down hockey puck to raise the side stand. Hockey is what my family does so we have bunches of them.
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Post by egschade on Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:20 pm

mogu83 wrote:Good to hear your happy with it.  I raised the suspension on my /5 and used a cut down hockey puck to raise the side stand.  Hockey is what my family does so we have bunches of them.

Was thinking about a small block of aluminum but a hockey puck is

a) cheaper
b) will look better
c) remind me of Don Rickles
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