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I have a 2021 KRX 1000 on order with the "I want it all" package. I have read that the package adds quite a bit of weight and a spring upgrade is suggested. Would appreciate any insight on the best spring upgrade to get. Sincerely appreciate any help I can get.
 

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Perhaps a suggestion to Kawasaki directly or through the dealer to include upgraded springs with this package? IMHO, if you want it all, you should get it all without having to buy additional items later on.
 
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Perhaps a suggestion to Kawasaki directly or through the dealer to include upgraded springs with this package? IMHO, if you want it all, you should get it all without having to buy additional items later on.
What is the likelyhood of that happening?
 

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Sadly it will never happen, but you get the satisfaction of trying. :)
$250 will get you a set of new tender springs from RCOR or AllThingz UTV. That's all you need to maintain your ride height and maintain your great ride. No need at all to totally replace all your springs unless you just want to and have an additional $300-$400 burning a hole in your wallet.
 

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What is the likelyhood of that happening?
Slim to none if it stays here. I'm currently considering AllThingsUTV tender springs, but there are also choices from RCOR & Shock Therapy and probably a few others. There are several posts addressing each under the "Suspension and Body" topic. BobX2 has a great write up of his experience with a few different springs.
Took my AllThingz UTV tender springs off and put the RCOR tender springs on today.
 

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Sadly it will never happen, but you get the satisfaction of trying. :)
$250 will get you a set of new tender springs from RCOR or AllThingz UTV. That's all you need to maintain your ride height and maintain your great ride. No need at all to totally replace all your springs unless you just want to and have an additional $300-$400 burning a hole in your wallet.
Sorry Bob, but I disagree.

The OP has basically 2 choices. Replace just the tender springs to regain proper ride height, or change all the springs for a much better ride.
Aftermarket full spring replacement changes the ride completely from the stock setup. Guys that I ride with that have the tender only springs, take a ride in my machine and order the full spring change over. The stock springs are very stiff in comparison to aftermarket.
 

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Sorry Bob, but I disagree.

The OP has basically 2 choices. Replace just the tender springs to regain proper ride height, or change all the springs for a much better ride.
I believe I said "That's all you need to maintain your ride height and maintain your great ride." I didn't say they would change your ride, although they will give you an improved ride over the OEM tender springs.
If he wants to maintain what is already the best ride in class, as well as his ride height, all he needs is tender springs. If the OP wants to dump big bucks to try to improve the ride, ST might be the route to go.
 

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Sorry Bob, but I disagree.

The OP has basically 2 choices. Replace just the tender springs to regain proper ride height, or change all the springs for a much better ride.
Aftermarket full spring replacement changes the ride completely from the stock setup. Guys that I ride with that have the tender only springs, take a ride in my machine and order the full spring change over. The stock springs are very stiff in comparison to aftermarket.
If I wanted to do the full spring change over what would be the best option?
 

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If I wanted to do the full spring change over what would be the best option?
I can only speak for myself, but I run the Shock Therapy set.
There are a few others on the market, but I have no experience with them.
 

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If I wanted to do the full spring change over what would be the best option?
You basically have three options. Shock Therapy, Bandit and Eibach.
I would go with ST before considering Bandit, and possibly Eibach over both, although I've never priced a full set of Eibach springs for the KRX..
 

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I can only speak for myself, but I run the Shock Therapy set.
There are a few others on the market, but I have no experience with them.
This set? Dual Rate Spring Kit (DRS) 2019 - 2021 KRX 1000

One of the reasons I purchased the KRX is due to the awesome ride, do not want to lose that. So you are saying the full spring kit will even enhance the already awesome ride?
 

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I can only speak for myself, but I run the Shock Therapy set.
There are a few others on the market, but I have no experience with them.
I may try the ST springs some day to see if they are really all that. Tough to justify $600 if I don't start doing more riding... (although I will spend more than that on a new pistol and not bat an eye... :ROFLMAO: )
 

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If you want close to stock go with stage 2 Bandit. If you go stage 3, they perform better at higher speed and are for "loaded up " units. I think ST has it right, don't fool yourself on your true riding style and needs. If you are a follow the leader, go stage 2.
 

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You want the best ride avail go with the Shock Therapy Springs, Gold Valve and IQS mine is damn heavy with 35's and just did the springs and I cant believe how good it is.
 

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You want the best ride avail go with the Shock Therapy Springs, Gold Valve and IQS mine is damn heavy with 35's and just did the springs and I cant believe how good it is.
What if I did just the shock therapy springs and held off on the Gold Valve and IQS for a while?
 

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You want the best ride avail go with the Shock Therapy Springs, Gold Valve and IQS mine is damn heavy with 35's and just did the springs and I cant believe how good it is.
Seeing how I will not be getting to Arizona anytime soon I think my only option is to go with the springs.
 

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I have the same kit (I want it all package), after 4 HMC weekends, I was at about 10.5" on my ride height. So, I put the shock therapy kit on with x-rings and its awesome. The ride is even better than brand new. I would highly suggest spending the extra money on the stk as opposed to just doing the tender springs. I mean your 30+k in, what's another $400-500 to do it right?
 

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I have the same kit (I want it all package), after 4 HMC weekends, I was at about 10.5" on my ride height. So, I put the shock therapy kit on with x-rings and its awesome. The ride is even better than brand new. I would highly suggest spending the extra money on the stk as opposed to just doing the tender springs. I mean your 30+k in, what's another $400-500 to do it right?
Appreciate the insight. So just to be clear, this is the correct set to get? Dual Rate Spring Kit (DRS) 2019 - 2021 KRX 1000
 

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I have the same kit (I want it all package), after 4 HMC weekends, I was at about 10.5" on my ride height. So, I put the shock therapy kit on with x-rings and its awesome. The ride is even better than brand new. I would highly suggest spending the extra money on the stk as opposed to just doing the tender springs. I mean your 30+k in, what's another $400-500 to do it right?
And when you say X-rings you mean crossover rings correct?
 
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