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    Default Bajaron adjustable shock kit on 2020 RTL?

    Does anyone have them on their 2020 RTL. I like them idea of them. Do you have a number of adjustments and do you just turn them and they have notch that they set into and how did it help I know they stiffen the spring and keep ride height but could you tell a differents. Thanks

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    I had originally put them on my 2015 RTL, and decided I needed them for my 2020 RTL. They are threaded, so are infinitely adjustable with no notches. They do stiffen the spring and raise the ride height. Not to sound pompous, but unless you've been riding long enough to know your limits, you might want to stay stock for awhile. I put over 35000 miles on my 2015 and thought my 2020 was too soft for my abilities. The shock adjusters brought back the stiffness I was used to in the twisties! They are a quality product from one of our site sponsors. Ron provides personal support and will even supply you with a special spring compressor to do the job. ($40 up front refunded when you return it). Or you can purchase the tool from him, which is what I did. FYI, I set my adjusters 2 full turns up from bottom. The adjusting tool is included with your purchase.
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    I have had a number of customers install the shock adjusters on their 2020 RT. A few have installed them on their 2021 RT. So far, all have been quite pleased. Hopefully, someone with these on their 2020 RT will respond to your question. I know this is more important to you than having the manufacturer say they work well.

    These adjusters are threaded. So, they are infinitely adjustable. I provide indicators to know how many turns or partial turns you have on each side. The kit comes with a spanner wrench to turn the adjusters. It is very important to have the same amount of turns on each side, of course. Beyond this, they are a very simple tool giving you the ability to compensate for varied loads and riding style. Some prefer a more relaxed ride. Some prefer a more taught ride. You can experiment to see where your personal sweet spot is. For most, it is in the 2 turn area.

    A question I get asked all the time is; 'Can I return my spring pre-load to the stock position?'. The answer is yes. At the zero setting you will have stock pre-load.
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    Default Front shock adjusters vs Elka L2 shocks?

    I'm a newbee Can-Am RT 2020 spirited rider coming off a sport tourer and just back from a 3 day, 1000 mile trip to and around WV's excellent twisties following my 2-wheel sport touring friends. I ride solo and travel light. I have the Bajaron sway bar which was a huge improvement over OEM. I found high speed cornering still too soft to maintain a sense of control even within the limits of the plastic OEM tires. Tires are my next change to reduce side-slipping but I need to tighten up the suspension as well. What are the pros & cons of these adjusters compared to the Elka L2 shocks? Asked another way, how do I up my game in high speed cornering?

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    My best friend and I have 2016 Spyder RTLs. Just finished a 4,000 mile trip to Colorado from here in Central Texas. We ride with 3 GW riders. They are not your typical Wing or Harley riders. They grew up on dirt bikes and have ridden all their lives. I can promise you these guys are extremely good aggressive riders.

    As to our Spyders, I installed Bajaronís sway and shock adjusters on both bikes. Both items made a huge difference as we had no issues riding with the Wing riders and staying with them. The only issue we had was rounding a sharp curve with an uphill climb ahead. The Wings had the torque to quickly speed up whereas we had to quickly downshift and jam on the throttle to catch up.

    Our next step will be a Stage 2 ECU flash. That should take care of any throttle issues.

    Others can weigh in because I chose the shock adjusters rather than the Elka shocks at twice the price. The adjusters certainly performed at the high level we needed.

    The sway bar makes a huge difference. The adjusters make another huge leap. Ultimately, those items along with correct body lean makes for one helluva ride.

    I know you are asking about a 2020 RTL so disregard if you feel my musings are not applicable to you

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    I recently installed the BAJARON Shock Adjusters and Sway bar on my 2021 RTL. I could tell a difference just turning onto the street from my driveway. Most notable is the amazing difference in the Spyder's stability when encountering turbulence around semi trucks. Great improvement, wonderful products!

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    I had a 2014 RTL with the BAJARON Sway bar and BAJARON shock adjusters. I had the shock adjusters turned upward one full turn and that seemed to be enough. Before the shock adjusters when we loaded the front frunk for traveling it lowered the front end. I agree with the previous person talking about the turbulence when passing semi trucks adding the sway bar took care of that. I now have a 2021 RTL and I will be adding both sway bar and shock adjusters

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