How much better is the LT...
With new Spiegler brake lines and progressive shock springs installed, I cannot believe the added improvement. No more nose dive when stopping and braking itself feels that much more secure!!
Followed Kirks videos which were a great help but getting the front shock removed and reinstalled created challenges given that he suggests to remove the nut at the top of the shock first which, in my opinion, did not allow the bottom of the shock to clear itís mounting point. The same holds true on reinstallation as you are working with very little space tolerance. In retrospect I would loosen then remove the top nut last in order to get the shock to clear the bottom mount, and first when reinstalling.
All in all, this is definitely worth the time and effort needed to make the bike even better!!
"If at first you don't succeed... well, so much for skydiving."
BMWMOA - #47511
2015 F700GS - For my better half whenever I'm not using it!
2007 K1200LT - Nice now!
2003 R1150GS -Black Beauty (sold)
2006 K1200LT - Blue Baby (sold)
2003 R1150GS - Yellowbird (sold)
1981 R100CS - Sadly gone
1991 K1100RS - Sold and burned
1986 K100RS - In the past