Wow, What a difference. The LT tracks, rides, corners better than ever. As many have said before, it truly is a major and economical improvement. My shocks have about 30k but this is incredible. Now at 102k, ready for another 102k.
Ended up fabricating a top plate to fit compressor for rear shock. I weigh 175 lbs and have the preload at the lowest setting. After 300 miles, amazing.
Where is the best place to buy hyperpro springs? At 32K miles I think my '09 is ready for some already. I bottomed out a couple of times yesterday in some sweepers that had some bounce to them. I was riding unloaded and solo, so that is not good. It is rather unnerving when the skid plate hits the ground in a turn at speed.
When I changed mine I did this
Took the sides, handlebar covers, ignition cover, tank off.
This exposed the nut for the top of the front shock .
Loosened the right caliper, and square connector next to it.
This gave the shocks length to travel up and down.
Removed right foot peg and battery cover.
This gives you access to the rear shock bolts.
Loosen them, remove the rear shock.
An Allen key and wrench will loosen the top front shock bolt.
Tilt the front of the bike up a bit, and you can remove the bottom of the front shock.
Replace the springs and put everything back together.
This is a bit of a condensed version but the job can be done in about 4-5 hours taking your time and going to lunch.
+1 on EPMPerf, Just give them a call, Very Helpful
Shocks are not that difficult to remove. After you get shocks off, front spring can be changed with traditional clamp type compressor. Rear either fabricate to compress from the top or as previous posters mentioned, take to Pep Boys or some other place that can swap springs for you. There is also a small allen screw that needs to be loosened on the preload ring at top of shock. I had to use very slight heat to release lock-tite. Thanks Tony.
Do a search to find much information here.
Hang in there and reap the benefit of a great improvement on the LT.
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