Join Date: Oct 2006
My findings won't help you I'm afraid...after I bought it I was explaining the issues with my shock to him and he says...give it to me and he'll give it to his suspension guy. Hmm..OK// My buddy works for a company who builds and tests F1 cars, 24 hour LaMans cars, allsorts, even building exotics. So..I ask what is he palnning on doing....he said as much a humanly possible to it to make it better.....so...I don't know what will hapen to it and can't therefore compare it sensibly to just a respring....sorry...well not really...more excited!!!
But....I wanted more load carrying capabilities, I'm touching the 230lb range now, yep I'm getting to be a fat bastard! With all my luggage etc...I am well over the bike's capabilties load wise. So..rather than spending $600 on a MOAB or Cogn..shock...I was willing to try a $80 respring...I think it would work, just for the reason I ride soley on the roads and gravel backroads ....no offroading. I think the spring will help bring the load handling up and let the shock still do what it is designed to do. Afterall..it isn't the shock that is carrying the weight is it...it's job is to control the rebound from the spring, to control the unsprung weight. If you want to carry more weight in your truck...you don't put bigger shocks on it....you increase the spring weight...right? The unsprung weight hasn't changed much, it involves the tire, swingarm and all attached to it...that isn't your weight or the bikes weight. the job of the shock is to keep the tire on the ground....not hold up the bike.