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Upgrade Front or rear suspension?

If you only had funds to upgrade the front or the rear suspension on a 2019 Speedmaster, where would you start (and why)?
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I’d start with the rear to make riding more comfortable then save for the front.
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If you only had funds to upgrade the front or the rear suspension on a 2019 Speedmaster, where would you start (and why)?
Do you have a Bobber Black or a Bobber? The Bobber Black doesn't need much of a front upgrade. It already has decent front forks. Both bikes could use a rear upgrade.

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I don't own or have never ridden a Speedmaster, but I would think the rear suspension would be the first to takle.

As soon as I started running saddlebags on my Bobber Black the bottoming out started. Even with the slightly difference set up on the Speedmaster, one is still running a back seat and by association a pillion, for that alone I think upgrading the rear suspension would be the way to go.

Of course I really don't know what I'm talking about, so take it all with a hefty pinch of salt.

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Before you decide to change anything, crank the pre-load on the rear shock up from standard (I could only get it to notch 6 with the toolkit C spanner). If that doesn't transform enough, I'd have to say rear shock, as in my experience of my Speedmaster the front end is pretty sorted... I tried a T120 for a long demo, and would have had to got the front forks tuned, as the dive was awful

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If you only had funds to upgrade the front or the rear suspension on a 2019 Speedmaster, where would you start (and why)?
Sorry. I didn't read "Speedmaster". You do have pre-load on your rear shock. (Bobbers do not.) Play around with that first.

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