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I am unhappy with how soft the forks are on my 2000 Legend. Any suggestions on upgrading, changing or otherwise improving the handling of my bike?
 

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Not sure about the issue of your springs being 'soft', but there's a wealth of information here about upgrading. A search will bring up posts going back more than five years, I'd say. Do you know what you have in your forks at the moment?
 

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The front springs are WAY too soft by design to give a smoother and more comfortable ride.

You will find that the springs are about half the rate that they should be.

I installed the correct rate springs from Racetech and the difference in handling is night and day.

http://www.racetech.com/
 

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On the Racetech site, select 'Search' and 'Spring Rate Search' and follow on from there.
 

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Racetech have an online calculator for what is considered to be 'optimal' spring rates, give or take, with listings for Street, Race or Dirt applications based on weight of bike + rider. Selecting the model provides for any linkage ratio to be accounted for. The stock rates & Racetech's suggested rates are given for most bikes.

http://racetech.com/ChooseVehicle.aspx

I don't think their knowledge & experience can be doubted & believe other specialists use similar calculations. However there's always a bit of room for a user's riding preferences & standard of road surfaces to be taken into account. For the rough roads here I prefer softer springs, but good damping is maybe even more important then to achieve good handling (in street bike terms at least).

With stock forks I found the Ricor Intiminator valves very effective used with quite light Hagon progressive springs. This was with a ZX9R rear shock.
 
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