tallackn
So the scout is made for the "lighter" rider.  But with my 95kgs and my wife's 55kgs (she'll say 45 of course) I find that the OEM springs are just not stiff enough.  I bottom out the suspension real easy, and the preload is adjusted so much that the static sag is non existent.  Not a comfortable ride.

Anyone know a seller that sells stiffer springs for the Scout?  I'd buy the genuine Indian Performance Shocks By Fox if I thought they would do the job, but it looks like those springs are just as soft as the OEM ones.
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V-Twin
Fatscout seems to have done a lot of research on this topic.  See if this thread helps you.

http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/questions-about-the-arnott-air-shocks-for-indian-scout-10033423
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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BigTone
Darkscout is your man..
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Select Edge
First of all, I am a motorcycle and suspension dumb ass doing extensive research.  Secondly the most knowledgeable man on planet earth for Indian Scout suspension upgrades is Keith Collins from DarkScout.  He will be brutally honest with you and tell you what his products can offer you but will also inform you of the design issues that you will have to deal with been a Scout owner.  You state above that your total weight is 160kg (or 150kg if your wife is reading this), co-incidentally I believe 160kg is also the highest weight rated spring that DarkScout has available for his classic series suspension but I could be wrong so please ask him directly, contact Keith through his website at http://www.propeng.com.au and no I am not a sales rep for him and don't get paid commission for selling his products.

Of course many other brands on the market exist such as Arnott air, Fournales air, Progressive, Ohlins, JRI, Nitron, Wilbers etc.  I am not sure which is right for you or which is best but I do know you can't go wrong with DarkScout and yes you are right the FOX option for Indian is not the best and is nearly what I chose when I purchased my new bike and very glad I didn't. 

Do some reading, make some phone calls and then decide what is best for you, in my case I am looking for the most comfortable and the safest ride.  Your location may also play an important part if not doing the installation yourself, DarkScout can offer installs in AlburyWodonga area and will travel to Melbourne but will need to charge for his time, All American Imports in Ringwood is happy to supply and install an assortment of brands and Suspensionsrus in Seaford are happy to advise, supply and install Nitron, Wilbers and to a lesser extent Ohlins but these locations are only useful to you if you live in Victoria.
Select Edge Motorcycle Accessories, our brands include Corbin Saddles, Dean Speed Customs, Ends Cuoio leather saddlebags, Nitron Suspension and YSS Shocks http://www.selectedge.com.au
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Dr.Shifty
When I had the Scout I replaced the rear shocks with Gazi units from Brisbane. They built the shock/spring combination to my weight. It might be that they also sell springs that will fit the OEM shock, or they might be able to advise you further.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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DarkScout
Based on what you have indicated, you need to install higher rate springs for the front p/n 500-931 from Ikon in Albury along with 20wt for oil with a 160 air gap with a pre load spacer length of 41mm.
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tallackn
@DarkScout and I can buy that as a package right?
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DarkScout
No only the springs you will need to obtain the oil 20wt and cut the pre load spacers to the correct length, that I have specified, Ikon will not do that for you and they also don't know what length to cut them so they come with the springs pre cut 60mm long it will be up to you to determine what length, however as I have already undertaken that for you this been 41mm Lg will help and save you massive hassle.

If you instruction fitting the front spring and undergoing a riders sage to setup the suspension you will need to PM me as the Pdf is to large to post here.
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tallackn
@DarkScout what about the rear suspension?  That is where all the weight is.  I've been to scared to think about putting saddle bags on there because just the weight of the two of us is pushing our luck.
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DarkScout
tallackn wrote:
@DarkScout what about the rear suspension?  That is where all the weight is.  I've been to scared to think about putting saddle bags on there because just the weight of the two of us is pushing our luck.


Yep adding such lovely stuff just adds more parasite weight to the already poor stock suspension if you have a 15 to 17 scout then you need to do something about the front and rear not just the rear, if you don't have the cash then do the front, do a search on here as I have posted many reasons why and what you need to do to fix the scouts suspension..
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Nooscout
Looks like Darkscout no longer supplies his modified ikon rear shocks. Go to Ikon Australia website and give them a ring . They will need all your loading details including proposed load of bags and gear you intend to carry. Ikon will supply you with rated rear shocks (step adjustable, not micro nut, much easier) and correctly rated front springs kit. Use Darkscouts  figures above to set up your front end. I did all this back in August 2015 with my 2015 Scout with similar loading to you. Best modification I have ever done, I have never looked back. It cost me around $950.00 back then plus 1 litre 20wt fork oil. 
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Nooscout
Apologies to Darkscout His suspension kits are is still available. I would go this direction and use his setup specs, you won't regret it. I had no alternative when I upgraded mine in 2015. If Darkscout was available then I would have used it. 
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DarkScout
That's understandable Nooscout,, I don't get on forums much so I can see why some would think I have been abducted by aliens or have ascended. 
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Dr.Shifty
DarkScout wrote:
That's understandable Nooscout,, I don't get on forums much so I can see why some would think I have been abducted by aliens or have ascended. 


'... abducted by aliens ...' says the guy with a Dalek in his house. 🙂
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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DarkScout
And Cann still looks out the window for you
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