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Thought I'd start a future reference thread on changing the springs of the 1260/1260s.

I'm currently on my stock springs, but I think I will need to go with stiffer springs front and rear due to my weight and abilities.
Having managed to set the stock suspension up as best I could, I see I'm virtually at the limit of what the suspension can handle as my confidence got a huge boost, thus I'm riding harder and pushing more.
I'm probably just a few mm from bottoming out the forks as the top of my zip-tie is just 15mm from the lower casting.
I'm sure the rear is not far off either.

My previous bike had linked brakes, though it appears that the Diavel 1260 does not, I have tried to adapt my riding style to use the rear brake, but I keep forgetting and thus have a lot of front en dip when braking, this is reduced when I remember to use the rear brake though.

The bike is set up for a 75/85kg rider, that is 75 kg body weight and 85kg with gear, and you can make adjustments for luggage.
My plan is to set this bike up for a rider up to 105kg with gear.

So before I place my order and get mine installed, is there anyone that has already done this and want to share their experience.
 

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See you doing a lot of research and work around your suspension.
You have the yellow standard progressive spring, right?

I'm probably a little luckier than you for two reasons. My edition came with the black 75-120 linear spring. This is better suited for road driving. Therefore not completely comparable to you.

The other reason is that I live close to Norway's best Suspension Tuning specialist (Esp1tech) and have had personal time with setup, measurement, setting by type of ride style (active "super-sport" road use - no track ) etc. Mine was also quite at the limit of 95kg / 105kg (with riding equipment) The front is fine. We adjusted very little there. Front & rear must be in relation to each other. Esp1.tech recommended, if something were to be done, even stiffer springs at the rear.

That's probably what I can say, stiffer behind, before you do anything in front. At the same time recommend overhaul up front, since you will soon have had yours for 2 seasons. Will do it myself with mine, as I myself drive a lot of activity.
 

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See you doing a lot of research and work around your suspension.
You have the yellow standard progressive spring, right?

I'm probably a little luckier than you for two reasons. My edition came with the black 75-120 linear spring. This is better suited for road driving. Therefore not completely comparable to you.

The other reason is that I live close to Norway's best Suspension Tuning specialist (Esp1tech) and have had personal time with setup, measurement, setting by type of ride style (active "super-sport" road use - no track ) etc. Mine was also quite at the limit of 95kg / 105kg (with riding equipment) The front is fine. We adjusted very little there. Front & rear must be in relation to each other. Esp1.tech recommended, if something were to be done, even stiffer springs at the rear.

That's probably what I can say, stiffer behind, before you do anything in front. At the same time recommend overhaul up front, since you will soon have had yours for 2 seasons. Will do it myself with mine, as I myself drive a lot of activity.

Yes mine has the yellow öhlins 75-120 L4019 spring.

I know all about changing springs, on my previous bike I changed the front first (big mistake) and the rear later on.

I'm probably close to 105kg with gear, but plan is to weigh less, so I was hoping to find a setup that would work well between 90-105kg.
I will be getting springs from öhlins direct and I suspect that even just one step stiffer front/rear will get me where I want to be.

The current setup is not bad, I'm at 8 turns preload and 2 clicks more compression damping 2 clicks less rebound than stock and I'm very close to bottoming out. I could put in the last two turns of preload and add even more compression damping, but I'm afraid that more compression damping will just make the bike uncomfortable.

Yes I have had the bike for 2 years, but its only done 5000km, so other than an oil change to the forks I really don't think I need to do anything.
Thinking about getting the springs now and have them installed for the pre-winter storage service in about a month.
 

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Yeah.
Just saying as you also says. Change back before front...
 
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