Originally Posted by eastbloc
My OEM front shock has given up the ghost after 12 years of duty -- I find myself bottoming out over speed humps and big potholes.
Who has replaced their front, with what, and what parameters? Did you go for a stiffer/longer/shorter spring? I see it as a good opportunity to boost up my ground clearance, which has diminished considerably from the steering mod combined with the Stroker front wheel. I do have a spare Adventure shock laying around somewhere, which might do the trick and last a few more thou, but I'd rather have it sorted for good seeing as how I have proper shocks on the side and the rear now.
I got my stock wheel with a DMC trail reducer, and I use an Ohlins 216 shock with a Adventure-length shaft. It has a 15/62 spring which is rated at 354 lbs/inch. Last summer was the first season using it, and I was really pleased with it.