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Anyone ever replace the rear spring on their bikes? Not the entire shock;a bit pricey for Ohlins and such, just the spring. Without going to a shop. I could not budge mine in the vice for compressing......:ermm:
 

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Although I haven't done it, it shouldn't be THAT difficult. I mean, it's only carrying 300lbs at any given time (rider + bike, biased for the back - rough estimate). Why are you changing out the spring?
 

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I spoke with Hyperpro and I was looking for a more economical way to make my ride a bit "smoother" and less "twitchy" for my 143lb and a modified 650. Some roads I ride are nice and others typical "WV", paved and not much else but do have "twisties". Changing the rate on the spring did not make any noticable handling on the rear and bumps. The same with changing fork oil. The bike is an "entry level" I know but wanted to make it a bit better on the "old mans" hands and posterior. Hyperpro had a"workable" solution for a decent price. Ohlins and sending the forks off was a bit out of my wallet for now and I do not want a bigger Kaw at this time due to finances. Re-modeling most of my home for resale when I get out the coal mine late next year. Adding steering damper as well but not to arrive until early March by the order. Springs/oil/shock spring due any day now from Hyperpro. Damper to follow.:dance:
 
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