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Went to SE heavy and it still bottoms out.... Gonna have to break down and get new springs...
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Went to SE heavy and it still bottoms out.... Gonna have to break down and get new springs...
Yep. Springs are what hold the bike up. Oil helps to control the movement.
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when I got the Metzlers I liked the cornering so much I raised the rear an inch, leaving the front lowered and changed from 15W to 20W......

a little stiffer, but I like it.

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Bel Ray 15 w.
I found a Big difference from the stock weight.
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I weigh 150lbs, so I'm not sure if I should go w/ the 15w or the 10w.....any suggestions? I'll be putting standard length progressive springs on in a few days.
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how do you make them softer then softer the tighten them back up?
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Bel Ray 15W with Progressive springs
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I'd leave them alone unless they aren't working for you. It's usually the springs that suck.....1-1/2 -2 " sag
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Spring rates......and pre-load spacers on top of the springs
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went to put in 15w and the motorcycle shop said you had to rebuild the forks if you change the oil. O dummy me was just going to take out the phillips head screw and push up and down on the handlebars until the oil stopped coming out and put 9oz. of 15w oil in the the top of the forks. they said you can't do this because it messes up the seals and dampening valves. Dave
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