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Just purchased an 02 1500 Drifter and have about 500 miles on it so far. I've owned and ridden a few other bikes, this being the heaviest, but none had a front suspension as stiff as this one. It will dive a little upon braking but doesn't move at all over any but the very worst bumps & holes in the road - makes for a uncomfortable ride:frown2: to say the least.

Is this common with the 1500s? Or maybe the PO has added heavier springs or oil?
 

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The best mod (besides the mustang seat) for my bike was progressive fork springs. They are tightly wound at the end for a smoother ride. They come with a plastic spacer that you have to cut to size for your specific bike. If the other owner didn't know that it would make it very stiff. I've had my progressive springs a few years now but from what I remember the stock springs only moved on really big bumps or when using the front brake. I would check first to make sure they aren't already in there. Here they are for 74$ for your bike. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Progressive...145-/381293635736?hash=item58c6df2898&vxp=mtr


http://www.progressivesuspension.com/product/1465/fork-spring-kit
 

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Ussually read about people wanting a stiffer suspension
That's what I understand - definitely different than on my 500 and will take some getting used to. I'm glad the rear shocks aren't as harsh.

I've had my progressive springs a few years now but from what I remember the stock springs only moved on really big bumps or when using the front brake.
The forks must be stock then. The ride is exactly as you describe.
 
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