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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2020, 08:31:11 AM »
While you were in there should have fitted a PC and taken the O2’s off another transition to be had.

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2020, 08:51:34 AM »
As I have mentioned before, I am replacing the inserts on my front forks and am also considering changing the rear shock to either the Wilbers or a Nitron. Because I have the factory lowered version, I am struggling to work out whether I am going to be able to do this.

I wonder whether any of you guys know how the lowered version is altered at the rear. Looking at the parts fiche, the bottom bracket (deflection lever) is common to both, however the spring strut is different. Can anyone confirm this?

I have measured the strut on my low suspension model and eye to eye it is 350mm (engine off and on the centre stand). Can anyone tell me that this is different to the regular model?

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2020, 09:27:14 AM »
I believe they're a different length shock assembly. All the other parts are the same.

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2020, 10:10:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by falernia [+]
As I have mentioned before, I am replacing the inserts on my front forks and am also considering changing the rear shock to either the Wilbers or a Nitron. Because I have the factory lowered version, I am struggling to work out whether I am going to be able to do this.

I wonder whether any of you guys know how the lowered version is altered at the rear. Looking at the parts fiche, the bottom bracket (deflection lever) is common to both, however the spring strut is different. Can anyone confirm this?

I have measured the strut on my low suspension model and eye to eye it is 350mm (engine off and on the centre stand). Can anyone tell me that this is different to the regular model?

Cheers.




Having spent more than my fair share on aftermarket shocks,the easiest for you to deal with is John Gaskell who is the Wilber importer, where ever you are in Shropshire can’t be more than hour away from him and his place is easy to get too off junction 3 of the M5,take the shock with you and he will measure it and he’ll need your weight and how you ride,he’s a quirky old boy but good at what he does.

I’ve found with Ohlins/Nitron/ Hyperpro if things go wrong it’s ‘Well that’s what you told us’

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2020, 12:39:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
I’ve found with Ohlins/Nitron/ Hyperpro if things go wrong it’s ‘Well that’s what you told us’

I think that has a lot to do with the shop your dealing with. As we all know some are better than others.

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2020, 07:32:04 AM »
Here in the UK the only way to buy Wilbers is from the importer/builder direct their are no other shops involved.


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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2020, 06:08:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by wascallyrabbit [+]
I think that has a lot to do with the shop your dealing with. As we all know some are better than others.
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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2020, 01:35:12 PM »
Now I have changed some things again which has a good effect.
I lowered the front fork by 2 centimeters.
At a relatively low speed when cornering, I had to use a lot of force to stop the handlebars. This is due to the relatively large trailing (caster) of the front wheel. Fine if you want to cruise straight ahead. But if you want to make a turn easier, this is recommended.
I also got pain in my shoulders. Cause too wide steering handles.
First I drilled a hole 2 centimeters inwards on both sides. This made the handlebar 4 centimeters narrower. It was better.
After that I shortened them again on both sides by 2 centimeters. So a total of 8 centimeters.

Take advantage of it and enjoy it.

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2020, 01:54:29 PM »
I cut my handle bars down by 65-70mm quite awhile ago. this improved handling and reduced shoulder pain.

By lowering the front forks to you mean pushing the fork tubes up towards the handle bars? 2cm is a huge change. I would think 2-3mm for a change till you found were you like would hav been more appropriate.

Guess I got lucky when I change my suspension to full manual as I feel it pretty close to were it should be. I think for better street use I need to lengthen the rear shock by 2mm. Yes my shock is length adjustable.

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Re: Suspention problems S1000XR
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2020, 07:48:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by wascallyrabbit [+]
I cut my handle bars down by 65-70mm quite awhile ago. this improved handling and reduced shoulder pain.

By lowering the front forks to you mean pushing the fork tubes up towards the handle bars? 2cm is a huge change. I would think 2-3mm for a change till you found were you like would hav been more appropriate.

Guess I got lucky when I change my suspension to full manual as I feel it pretty close to were it should be. I think for better street use I need to lengthen the rear shock by 2mm. Yes my shock is length adjustable.

I actually lowered the fork 20mm measured from the top of the hood.


 



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