While I had the Triumph in the shop for the tire change, I took the opportunity to address a few minor issues that have been bothering me. First was the spring on the R's Öhlins TTX shock. Even with all the preload taken off the stock 14.3 kg/mm spring, rider sag was only 24mm—about what you'd want on a pro-level roadracer! To soften things up, I swapped the spring out for a 12.2 kg/mm coil (www.ohlinsusa.com; $95). Removing the shock required removing the seat, tail bodywork, and muffler. That may sound like a lot of work, but it only took about 20 minutes. We don't have a suitable spring compressor in the MC shop, so I took the shock down to South Bay Triumph (www.southbaytriumph.com) in Lomita, CA, and had service tech James Laub make the swap. Sag is now set at an acceptable 35mm, and there's plenty of room for adjustment.