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Hey guys! Looking to purchase/upgrade to a Valkyrie and had a couple of concerns before I make commitment

With wife and gear, we will be close to 425 and the bike I have now bottoms out and the only available suspension upgrade is airride and I’m not too keen on that. Has anyone had issues with the suspension being too soft with a big load and has anyone replaced the single shock with a more heavy duty one? The single shock scares me too.

Thank you for any feedback or advice!
 

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Hi Roy,
I don't ever do 2 up, but I am about 260lbs give or take a couple. I upgraded just the spring with a progressive brand goldwing spring and it made a ton of difference for me. I am not sure about the shock, but I can't imagine that it would hurt you weight wise any.
 

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What spring did you use. On the site, they all come in pairs. Was there an ultra heavy duty one that you found?
 

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I got this one off ebay:

Progressive Suspension - 01-1179B - Rear Springs Kit D Honda Goldwing 77-1173

I don't know if its considered ultra heavy duty, but it is quite a bit bigger than the stock spring.
 

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I have the same spring and it does make a difference when riding solo. The odd time my wife rides on the back and we have never bottomed out. I weigh 250lbs and she is @ 140lbs plus I have saddlebags with stuff in it.
If it is made for a full wing, I think it will do us fine. The back end of the wing and F6B is a lot heavier than our bikes.
 
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