Had topgun rear spring installed seems great when i sit on the bike only
Not Necessarily!You're replying to an old post. Better off to start a new one.
With that STIFF of shock spring for that kind of loading, the oem shock will be nothing more than a pogo stick! And with only the Progressive Suspension front springs in the stock front forks, they won't be upto the task either.I cant seem to find a spring that suits my weight. I'm 6'3" and 320 lbs. I am planning on getting progressive front springs and the eagle mike fork brace...but for the life of me I can't seem to find a new rear spring that is rated for my weight plus some extra for a pillion or my panniers loaded down for a trip. Does anyone make 10kg springs?
And I would disagree; just putting on heavier springs overwhelms the already weak dampening making an unbalanced suspension system that "pogos" as Paul alluded to. Raising links are a better option as the shorter raising links decrease leverage on the shock, thereby increasing the effective springrate AND damping. Best solution is a good shock as the stocker is a POS emulsion unit.I’m a big guy but was once a really big guy! Don’t spend a bunch of money and don’t change dog bones because you will be changing the leverage ratio on the shock, I have always (5th klr since 90) just put on a heavier top gun spring and progressive front springs, inexpensive and you can do it yourself.