Amen my friend !
Worked on the TW most of the day today. Installed HD springs f&r from ProCycle . Also installed their rear rack. Put on 2" Rox Risers. Installed my Jimbo shield. Checked the valve adj. Pulled the plug from the carb, adjusted the air screw and put 2 washers under the needle. Runs and rides like a completely different bike. Thanks to all who have posted helpful info on here. Time to ride!!
Sounds like a nice day in the garage to me! I agree, the springs are probably the single mod I have the most benefit from.
I think it was around $225 to $250 for springs and oil from Procycle, well worth it.
How is the install on the rear spring? I'd like to attempt it, but I read the instructions and it seems like some specialty tools are needed. Also, several admonishments to "avoid crushing your fingers".... Sounds like something I'd do. Anyone make a write up DIY guide on this?
1989 TW200 project. 1991 TW(SOLD)
2018 Beta 300RR, 2017 FZ-07, 86 BW80 (and more)
Jeep Wrangler- moto recovery vehicle
I weigh 250 pounds so I went with the 40% stiffer springs. The fronts are no problem to do . I used the spacers that came from Procycle and 10 wt. fork oil. I took the rear shock off and took it to a local repair shop to get the spring changed. For $20 it was not worth getting hurt. They work great!!!! I could not believe the difference. It was awesome off road. It raised the seat about 3/4 to 1". The Rox risers made it very easy to stand up but the suspension made it so I didn't have to. The Jimbo shield worked pretty good. I really like having the rack on the rear. Very handy. The carb adjustments got rid of the surging and throttle response was a little better also. Had a great ride this morning. Went about 100 miles 50/50 pavement and dirt. Managed 79.97 mpg. Very exciting!!