JRI B 13" review
I've had the JRI 13 " B's on now for about 400 miles+. Howard spent some time on the phone with me explaining the operation and set-up of these shocks. It took me some playing around to get the sag set correctly for my bike because I had to do it alone. I put a zip tie around the shock rod to help measure and finally got it so I use 90% of the stroke over a varying surface ride of about 100 miles. My initial set-up was to set the sweep valve 14 clicks counter-clockwise from fully damped. (That is, I started by closing the sweep valve fully clockwise until it stopped. Being careful not to over-tighten it.) With this set-up, the bike felt like a high-end European sports car. You could feel the road, but it wasn't harsh, and it was firmly planted and stable in all conditions. That was a little rough for me, so I went out 2 more clicks to 16 counter-clockwise. I've had it on some highways, some twisties and smooth backroads and like it very much. When negotiating a curve with unexpected bumps in it, the bike was very stable and held the line. When going over railroad crossings, you barely feel them, the shocks actually ABSORB the shock!
I will try some different settings as the 2nd riding season goes on in New England, but I don't want to go crazy changing the settings every week. These are sweet! No more pumping air back into the stock shocks every time I ride. I've only ridden one-up so far. The wife only rides in temps above 55, so I'll have to wait for Spring to set them up for two-up. Anyway, I'm glad I made the change and I'm ready to continue racking up the miles.
2011 FLTRU 35,000 miles and counting.
2011 FLTRU Jackpot header, K&N airfilter, SERT, Corbin, Klockwerks 12", Gold Tops & Springs & JRI B shocks.
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