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Looking to upgrade my '18 Bobber suspension the fox ones look great. I'm a city rider, 5'9" 180lb. What is my best bet?
 

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I went with Nitron R3s, was advised by a suspension specialist better lasting than others. Not cheap but huge improvement over Ikon that were on my scout.


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I honestly don't understand the suspension complaints. I've been riding motorcycles and mountainbikes all my life and I guess I feel like if you see a big bump coming you just push up a little on the pegs and let the bike soak it up. I guess I get that from riding mountain bikes on downhill burners when I was young (and in shape). You see it coming and you work with the machine. I think the scout (2018) rides awesome and I think I've bottomed the suspension maybe once or twice the time I've had it. By the way I'm 6" 275. That's a lot of money to spend with very little payoff in my opinion.
 

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I honestly don't understand the suspension complaints. I've been riding motorcycles and mountainbikes all my life and I guess I feel like if you see a big bump coming you just push up a little on the pegs and let the bike soak it up. I guess I get that from riding mountain bikes on downhill burners when I was young (and in shape). You see it coming and you work with the machine. I think the scout (2018) rides awesome and I think I've bottomed the suspension maybe once or twice the time I've had it. By the way I'm 6" 275. That's a lot of money to spend with very little payoff in my opinion.
it’s great you are happy with the scout suspension, but he has the bobber which is not the same. I have both a scout and a bobber. The scout I can live with. The bobber will eventually get an upgrade. They are not comparable.
 

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I bought the K-Tech Razor IV piggyback shocks and I couldn’t be happier. They are pricy but much improved. Between those and the Mustang seat I can now ride all day without having a sore ass. I also went with 6” rise dean speed Mongrels and that’s helped with longer rides tremendously.
 

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I agree with Timbojon. The Scout is my 8th or 9th motorcycle so I'm not a beginner and have other bikes to compare it to, and for a cruiser I think it has good stock shocks. It's not like riding a touring bike, but it wasn't meant to. But then everyone has to form their own opinions and do what makes them happy.
 

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I agree with Timbojon. The Scout is my 8th or 9th motorcycle so I'm not a beginner and have other bikes to compare it to, and for a cruiser I think it has good stock shocks. It's not like riding a touring bike, but it wasn't meant to. But then everyone has to form their own opinions and do what makes them happy.
Again, the question was Bobber and not scout. I have both and they are not the same.
Glad to hear you are happy with the scout though.
 

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I agree with Timbojon. The Scout is my 8th or 9th motorcycle so I'm not a beginner and have other bikes to compare it to, and for a cruiser I think it has good stock shocks. It's not like riding a touring bike, but it wasn't meant to. But then everyone has to form their own opinions and do what makes them happy.
I agree with Timbojon and skromfols. The stock rear suspension on a Scout is more than adequate on 17' models and newer and it really isn't necessary to spend money on aftermarket products imho.
 

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I honestly don't understand the suspension complaints. I've been riding motorcycles and mountainbikes all my life and I guess I feel like if you see a big bump coming you just push up a little on the pegs and let the bike soak it up. I guess I get that from riding mountain bikes on downhill burners when I was young (and in shape). You see it coming and you work with the machine. I think the scout (2018) rides awesome and I think I've bottomed the suspension maybe once or twice the time I've had it. By the way I'm 6" 275. That's a lot of money to spend with very little payoff in my opinion.
Humbly disagree,..maybe Ok for your concrete roads but here in NZ our roads are crap, Iv owned a lot of bikes and apart from the Hardtails I had the Scout is a Shocker [pardon the pun] And what about the bumps you DONT see, especially at night/dusk etc and on a midmount bike you can take your weight on the pegs but not much on a forward control bike.
 

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We do have good smooth roads here in NC and a cruiser rides great. If I loved in a place with bad roads I would have bought a different bike more suited to the conditions. It ain't called a cruiser for nothing.
 
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