Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana,
Re: Rear Suspension
The rear shocks are fairly easy. It's the front one that is the more difficult task. When I first came on this site, I believe my LT had about 20000 miles on it. I keep reading post about how much different the bike handled with the Wilburs, Ohlin's, HyperPro etc, and I thought that was all pretty much hype. WELL, at around 45000 miles, my bike started feeling like you describe yours---bottoming out and not cornering as well as I thought it should. So I bit the bullet, and ordered new front and rear Ohlins and my friend Billd (on this site) and I put them one on day. WOW, I couldn't believe what a difference they made in the bike. It was almost like riding a totally new bike. I can't say enough, what a difference those shocks made. I know many people on here just have replaced the springs and marvel at the difference they make. I really can't speak to that, but I can say that you really don't realize how worn the stocks ones become as you ride the bike since the bike itself is such a wonderfully engineered ride---but new shocks are like night and day. At least that is my opinion.