I didn't see this thread. I typically check "Recent Threads" so maybe thats why.
So, I have a question. We know that the FZ10's suspension is ideal for the 150-180lbs range (not exact, but closish from what I've read). Would a only a heavier spring fix most of that issue for a rider in the 6' 3" 260lbs range. Or would that require a full aftermarket suspension like the Penske option?
Also Nick, the last two links point to the same location(brake lines kit).
Post by stoltecmoto on Oct 11, 2017 15:41:48 GMT -7
A heavier spring would help for sure. Regardless of what shock or fork you use, step one on ANY bike is ALWAYS to get the right spring. Doing so will ensure that you're operating in the right part of the stroke, that the chassis geometry is what the original designer intended, and that ride comfort and control is maximized.
Now that said, will it be enough for you? Depends. The shock has its inherent limitations that a spring won't fix. You'll find a much firmer ride that will border on harsh, but you'll find the bottom of the stroke less often (a good thing). Reason being, the rebound circuit will need to be closed off quite a bit to control that heavier spring. Given the cross-talk that occurs in this shock (compression damping increases as rebound needle is closed), you'll end up with quite a bit more compression damping. Something to be aware of.
There's other reasons to consider going aftermarket, as well (real high speed compression adjustment on the 8987, ride height adjustment, better damping curves, more spring rates). As always, it comes down to budget and expectations. We've set up hundreds of shocks on various bikes over the years. Only a handful of owners have wanted more after the shock upgrade. In most cases, they were on the wrong bike to begin with.
stealthunion: I am interested in the OEM bar if you still have them. How much shipped to Seattle, WA? Thanks!
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tupphead: Jesus I'll get it right eventually BSD Performance
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tupphead: I meant BAD Performance in Peterborough which is closer forme
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tupphead: Thanks for the link exuptoy It's a good vid, but Bristol is a bit of a treck for me.
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exuptoy: Hi guys, newbie here from the uk. Just felt I had to register as I have today fitted the Leo to my 2018 10. Awesome sound on it but still a little loud with my Scorpion RP1-GP. Hope you guys like it.
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