Determining the right spring rate for your bike involves considering several factors. Firstly, identify the consistent weight added to the bike for the majority of your rides: solo, two-up, with luggage, etc. On FL Touring models, we recommend heavy-duty springs if the added weight consistently exceeds 500 lbs.
For Dyna models, heavy-duty springs are suggested at a slightly lower weight threshold, around 250 lbs, due to the chassis design. Dyna shocks are mounted at a steeper angle, which softens them because of increased leverage from the swingarm.
Consider your riding style too. Are you aggressive or prefer a smoother, Cadillac-like ride on long trips? Rider preferences vary, so what feels right for one may not be for another. Our weight recommendations serve as a baseline, but personal comfort matters most.
If you order the wrong spring rate or want to adjust, we offer affordable options to swap the springs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and our team will assist you promptly!