Depends a bit on your cash cow… Hyperpro Springs and oil + YSS shocks should do it for a cheap solution…Where can I get Ohlins shocks for the GT? What is the best front end fix short of swapping out forks? I am just plain wore out looking through links for other bikes. Thanks!
I've got Hagons on back and they seem OK but the front just doesn't feel good on dampning. I was told the previous owner put progressive springs in the front end so maybe between the two it's as good as it gets. Never having rode the bike with stock suspension, I guess I may just not how bad it used to be and should accept it. Also having a 675 I guess I get used to things working very well.Depends a bit on your cash cow… Hyperpro Springs and oil + YSS shocks should do it for a cheap solution…
If you want more then Showas + YSS…
Ohins would be the most expensive solution for the rear, if you buy the fully adjustable version
Agreed. My ride is probably 80% improved before I put on the Ohlins shocks (next week). The lighter wheels contributed maybe a fourth of the improvement, the damper another fifth and the rest are the new forks. Once the rear is replaced, I'll tune the entire system and report back, but from others I had talked to, at that point it should be 150-200% better. It also depends on the type of riding you do, obviously. Most of my riding is spirited back-roads, twists and turns, not in the best shape (PA/NJ).Brookise,
Have you replaced the original steel wheels? I think this needs to be step #1 in any suspension upgrade.
Yeah, that is exactly what I need around here. Anybody in the Chicago area who does this type of work? I had the suspension dialed in on my 675 and have never had to tweak it since.I know this is not as sexy as new Ohlins, but I spent a few hours and 300 bucks with Eric at Clubhouse Motorsports in Moultonborough NH and I have a completely different bike. Eric installed a set of racetec springs with new oil. He also dialed in the rear suspension based on my weight and verbal feedback. The result is confidence inspiring.
+1 for LE.well it isnt Ohlins, but I went to Lindeman Engineering for my solution. they took my stock stuff and did some magic... $800 (+/-) later and i have a whole new bike. one caution though, get your stuff to them early or it will take a little while, they get really busy with their racing clients etc.
depsite the wait this was by far the best bang for your buck solution i found. they were even able to mod the unserviceable cartriges in our forks.
give them a call, talk with Jim.