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hi to all, i ride a 2009 1200r always solo at 13.1/2 stone and find front suspension very hard is there a softer spring i can fit regards trev
 

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How many miles? OEM shocks are shagged at about 20K miles. Your shock might be dragging (internal friction). Either way good rebuildable aftermarket suspension is the third best upgrade you can do for your bike. At that time you order the shock you can get the right spring installed on it.

While the shock is off you can inspect & test the rest of the pivots and sliders for wear and friction.
 

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I think it would foolish to perform the labor of removing the front shock to just change out the spring .
To me it makes more sense to save your pennies and then get a new shock all together. I would also loosen the spring top lock nuts so if you have make spring load adjustment when on the bike it will be easier.
Not a lot of room there to swing spanner wrenches. I removed the fuel canister, electric/vacuum relay device, and the headlight. Make your adjustments
and then tighten down the lock nut
 

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I just ordered some Tractive-x-cite shocks for my 2012 Classic. they were recommended over Ohlins amd Wilbers. unfortunately my front shock is on backorder. I'll get back once they're on the bike.
 

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How many miles? OEM shocks are shagged at about 20K miles. Your shock might be dragging (internal friction). Either way good rebuildable aftermarket suspension is the third best upgrade you can do for your bike. At that time you order the shock you can get the right spring installed on it.

While the shock is off you can inspect & test the rest of the pivots and sliders for wear and friction.
hi wise words many thanks
 
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