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Just put Hyperpro springs on my 09 LT, WOW, what a difference. I been reading about how great this bike handles I thought you guys were all nuts. Now I can say I was wrong. After only 18000 miles on the bike, I purchased it with 14000, the springs were way too soft to corner like a sport bike. Now the bike won,t even squat when I go hard off the line. I feel a lot more confident going into corners at speed. It,s a totally different bike.

I thank all of you for this form. I thought I would have to live with a boring bike.
 

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keyhole said:
I thought I would have to live with a boring bike.
:wtf:
 

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By boring I mean it would not handle like I thought it should. If you can't go into a corner with out loose feeling. I have to go under the speed limit to feel comfortable. I think I just had bad springs, or the guy that had it before me was really big and wore the springs out.
 

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the stiffer feel is nice. but they will still handel well on stock springs but dont give you the same connected to the road feel. i changed mine to avoid botteming out mostly two up'
but i am very impressed with the hyperpro springs overall
 

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keyhole said:
By boring I mean it would not handle like I thought it should.
I see that I misunderstood your post. I wondered why you would bother to own an LT is it was so boring. It seems that if you wanted something to perform like a sport bike, you would buy a sport bike. If you want a LUXURY TOURING bike, you would buy an LT. It sounds like the new springs were a great improvement to what you have. Good to know for one day when I need them.
 

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keyhole said:
Just put Hyperpro springs on my 09 LT, WOW, what a difference. I been reading about how great this bike handles I thought you guys were all nuts. Now I can say I was wrong. After only 18000 miles on the bike, I purchased it with 14000, the springs were way too soft to corner like a sport bike. Now the bike won,t even squat when I go hard off the line. I feel a lot more confident going into corners at speed. It,s a totally different bike.

I thank all of you for this form. I thought I would have to live with a boring bike.
How challenging is the install?
 

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How challenging is the install?


I didn't think it was difficult . It took some time removing the Tupperware. The shocks came out easy. I had a local performance shop do the spring swap. The Tec that did it was caught by surprise with how much stiffer the new springs were.
 

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Where did you get them at? Any link to the site? Thanks.
 

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I didn't think it was difficult . It took some time removing the Tupperware. The shocks came out easy. I had a local performance shop do the spring swap. The Tec that did it was caught by surprise with how much stiffer the new springs were.
I take it you replaced both rear and front springs, correct? But you kept the stock dampers?

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EPMperf.com Great to work with.


I kept the O.E. shocks. No leaks they should be good for a long time. Yes both we're springs we're replaced.
 
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