Question for heavier riders on an 883

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Question for heavier riders on an 883 2015:
I weight 210 plus gear. I ride solo.
What setting you have the rear suspension?
Is the seat upgrade worth it?

And no, i love the look of the 883 and I’m not changing it.

Thanks.

Question owner: Ouri

Connor 6 years 12 Answers 1069 views 0

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    Manuel says 4 or 5 dots if u have adjustable shocks

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    5 dots, and get a better seat mustang, or saddleman

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    What’s the handling differnce?

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    Mine has two dots showing and very very stiff ride could I soften a little and still be OK handling wise? 215 at 6ft

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    Two dots is for a person with less weight then you. Preload is about softening the ride more dots equal more soft

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    Right I figured as much but thats the way it came stock so crank them down is what your saying correct? And will that drastically change my handling? Or not so much

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    Not so much.

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    Because I take one hell of a beating as it is now lol I understand the concept of the iron being more less like.the old school bikes and I love it but I like.to walk to haha so same situation I should look more towards 4 or 5 showing?

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    im 250 and i have mine set at 5 dots with the adjustable suspension,… 2017 883

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    I’m fat…275 and I have mine at 5-6. No issues but is stiff. 17 Iron

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    Same 2017 but it’ll throw me right up off the seat its so damn stiff. Any way to crank them without buying a spanner I don’t even know where to look for one

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    I’m a big guy. Mustang touring seat, progressive cartridge fork kit, progressive 412 13″ shocks in the rear. RIDES AND HANDLES LIKE A DREAM!!!

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