New suspension front/rear
Since the weather was decent (dreary, but in the low 50's today) here today, a couple of my buddies showed up and we installed some new suspension components on my bike (mine's an 09, fyi).
Put Progressive HD Springs in the front end (standard height) with Screaming Eagle fluid and Progressive HD 412's on the rear. Install was pretty straight forward, only glitch we had was getting one of the forks to drop out, seems that corrosion/rust had settled in some and made it a little difficult to remove, but she finally came out. The old fluid that was in the shocks was in need of replacement for sure, was very thin and looked like burnt motor oil in color (I am told that new it's a reddish color ?). As of now I have the rears set at the lowest point until I get the chance to ride it some and adjust as needed. Got it all put back together and wiped down and back under cover for a bit more time. I did not get the chance to ride it, as the fog set in and it was so damp out there with all the cinders on the road, just not a good recipe for a ride at all. I believe there are probably better upgrades that could have been made, but those would have cost a lot more money. I am simply hoping for some great improvements over what my stock set up was and I believe I will have that now.
Anyway, there was a post earlier that I read that indicated you could change out the springs in the front forks without removing them from the bike, this is simply not true, there is no way you could do that. Removing them was not a big deal, just took a little time.
I will report back on what I think of this set up once we get through our winter and I am back riding.