Springer ride control

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Springer ride control

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Post by j**r**m »

Howdy

Is a springer ride control worth putting on my 48' front end? Does it actually help? It's gonna be a bobber bar hopper with a solo rider. Might take a long trip every so often. I don't have the shock but I was curious before I went any further putting this on. Thanks



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Re: Springer ride control

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I have several bikes with shocks and several with ride controls.I personally think the ride control does a better job of damping the oscillations and controlling bounce.
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Re: Springer ride control

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Post by old.wrench »

I've noticed a pretty substantial improvement in handling with the ride control on some road surfaces. There are some roads around here that are all busted up from frost damage and others have a big hump in them at every control joint; without the ride control or with the ride control loosened up to the point where it has no effect, the springer front end gets kind of bouncy on those roads. Adjusting the damping effect (snugging it up) on the ride control makes for a nice handling improvement. They are definitely low-tech and not much can go wrong with them, if you ever wear out the friction pads they are simple to replace. Being able to just reach out with your left hand and adjust the damping effect is pretty nice too.

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Re: Springer ride control

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Post by j**r**m »

Thanks Rubone and old wrench. That's what I needed to know.
I'm going to put it on.
Have a great weekend!

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Re: Springer ride control

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Post by Larry »

My front end used to wobble when hitting a bump. Ride control eliminated that.

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