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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:46 pm 
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Progressive suspension fork springs work well in the new bikes, and the old SR500 foot peg assemblies are a big improvement over the thin high ones the bike came with.
Got them new from bikebandit.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Hey Brett!
First, I want to thank you for all of your thoughts, feedback and sharing of your SR experiences.
Did you do the springs yourself? Are you happy with the choice of springs now that you have used them a bit?
Ant afterthoughts?
Hope your getting some ridable days in New Jersey!
In Virginia, we get some 50 ish days out of the blue, am able to grab a ride here and there....
Learning about motorcycle wind chill I guess.....just love my SR...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:08 pm 
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The progressive (brand) springs are great.
I installed them, it was very easy. I think I could use just a bit more preload then what they say, but I am getting fat since I quit smoking.

I rate the back shocks as fine on my bike, and with the bigger tires, I have not scraped the exhaust yet. Stock I was grinding it all the time, every ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:30 pm 
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NJ-brett wrote:
old SR500 foot peg assemblies are a big improvement over the thin high ones the bike came with.
Got them new from bikebandit.


How much lower would you say they are?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:33 pm 
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1/2 inch or more plus wider and softer.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:01 am 
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I guess it all depends on the type of riding, one does. And the type of feedback one wants.

Personally, I don't care for the SR500 pegs. Disconnected feeling, at best...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:05 pm 
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They might not be the best for monkey feet or really short legged people.
I like the less knee bend and bigger surface when standing over bumps.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:36 am 
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If you want more surface area, then install some XT pegs. They have more surface area still than the SR500 pegs.

As it is, I cringe when I see the term 'upgrades' used as a blanket statement.

For who? You?

Not me.

It reminds me of my days working at a Harley dealing and having to listen to, on a daily basis, when someone who rides a Sportster going to 'upgrade' to a big twin?

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