Scout front suspension

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  1. Scooter

    Scooter New Member

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    I’ve replaced the rear shocks with Fox suspension and no longer need a kidney transplant, but the stock front suspension is like a mushy pogo stick. Any suggestions?
     
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    I'm in before @Alpal, @muz, @Rodd , and @ScoutBobber49 can say, "progressive springs".
     
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    It's OK @Baldhead_J ,....I'm not entering on this one,.....There's been enough said already and a search will bring it all up,.......
     
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    Progressive springs are not so much anymore the go to idea by suspension companies.
    Go to cartridge system, from an aftermarket company. You will get the ability to adjust the entire suspension to you and your style of riding. You will be able to adjust the preload,compression and rebound individually. It will take your bike from ho hum to bike that will handle very well and probably be the only time an upgrade is worth every dollar spent.
     
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    Correct, and that comes at a considerable price point.
     
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    It cost me 1350NZD for K-Tech tracker cartridges. So at today's conversion that would be 821 USD. I did remove the forks and reinstall.I guess that could be expensive but the result is transforming.
     
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    Thanks for input guys
     
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    Progressive springs...correct sag height, and a heavier vis fork oil will make an astounding improvement. Check out DarkScout posts here and on the dark site.....
     
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    @Scooter Here's a link to one of those threads. DS talks about Ikon gear here.
    I fitted a DS suspension kit (customised Ikon shocks and fork springs) to my 2016 Scout and, for the relatively low cost, the results were a major improvement on stock.
    Recently I've gone for a further upgrade by putting Nitron R1s on the back, and fork cartridges will be next.

    Will the shocks fit or not? | Indian Rider - Indian Motorcycle Forums
     
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