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Can someone suggest me a suspension kit ?

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ssdawood
I am noob to motorcyclING and suspension. After reading all these threads I know the stock suspension is useless. I weigh 220 pounds and have felt the nose dive on numerous occassions.
 
I know suspension can cost me upwards of 2000 to 3500 dollars.
 
I don't want to spend that much.
 
Can one of you guys suggest front and rear that fair price and will get me 80 to 85 percent of good suspension.
 
I know I won't get 100 percent since I am not spending big bucks
 
 
Riding style commuter some highway some country roads
Weight 215 or 220 plus gear.

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ssdawood
O yes another thing. To keep prices down I don't want fully adjustable suspension.
 
Once it's tailored for me I should be happy.
 
Any ideas ?

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twotone
Yeah,
Easiest non adjustable is Cogent dynamics DDC DROP in valve kit and springs up front, ~$265
 
Norwest suspension can revalve your rear shock with new spring ~ $300.
 
Google the names and send them an email.

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ssdawood
Another question
 
Would ohlins ya419 for the rear and nix 22 cartridge in front count as very good suspension
 
I see just the cost would be 1500 dollars.
 
Is installation easy or this kinda suspension needs to be tuned after installation.

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pattonme
Just so happens I have a couple of NIX-22, if you want to be the first one... I have best price on Internet (probably).
 
You're considerably outside the parameters of the OE suspension. I would suggest the shock and fork springs as a starting point and then see where you want to go. Since you're a new rider I would focus on lots of riding.
 
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ssdawood
Been riding 100 miles commute when the sun is shining. I am very happy so far.
 
Like I said if I can better the experience then why not.
 
If suspension upgrades won't help then I won't do it.
 
But I am ignorant. I won't know a good one from one that's bad.
 

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twotone
I tend to think that new riders need all the help they can get, and a suspension that gets out of control will scare you unnecessarily, a good controlled suspension will give you confidence, to be honest these bikes wallow in bumpy corners even under a 160lb rider.
If you can afford the $1500 upgrade you mentioned
Go for it, start with proper functioning suspension.

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