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    Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    on: May 04, 2022, 10:42:29 am
    May 04, 2022, 10:42:29 am
    Hi Guys

    Please can you let me know how to get the rear shock off on a Gen 2. I read some older posts on the forum and am a little confused if I need to take the tank off or can do it by removing the side panels. If anyone has a link to the service manual or DVD I would be very grateful.

    I am fitting a Hyperpro 20mm lowering progressive spring.

    Thanks very much.

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #1 on: October 10, 2022, 09:19:07 pm
    October 10, 2022, 09:19:07 pm
    Hi there!
    Ran across the Hyperpro shock too, how did you like it after you put it on?  Did you have to replace your side stand? I assume you raised the forks a tad too?

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #2 on: January 02, 2023, 09:43:33 pm
    January 02, 2023, 09:43:33 pm
    Just saw this question, I did it recently on my 2022.  $193 bucks from EPM Performance.  I had my local indy do the work and was really looking forward to the lower bike.  Sorry to say, it is barely noticeable. Very disappointed after spending the money to get very little if any results.  Once you ride in "auto" suspension the bike seems to compensate for the "progressive" spring.  I can see how on the older models where you can choose the "one helmet" "two helmet" or "luggage" options allow YOU to control the preload but these newer models its Auto or Minimum. I was told not to ride in minimum as you could bottom-out.  still looking for options

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #3 on: January 02, 2023, 10:15:54 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Baitweller [+]
    Just saw this question, I did it recently on my 2022.  $193 bucks from EPM Performance.  I had my local indy do the work and was really looking forward to the lower bike.  Sorry to say, it is barely noticeable. Very disappointed after spending the money to get very little if any results.  Once you ride in "auto" suspension the bike seems to compensate for the "progressive" spring.  I can see how on the older models where you can choose the "one helmet" "two helmet" or "luggage" options allow YOU to control the preload but these newer models its Auto or Minimum. I was told not to ride in minimum as you could bottom-out.  still looking for options

    Baitweller,

     Hope they installed it correctly. You are supposed to lower the front forks 15mm. Got mine done at the BMW Motorrad Dealership & it worked great. Here is a link: https://www.s1000rrforum.com/threads/lowering-a-gen-2-xr-with-hyperpro-rear-shock-spring-20-mm.249483/ .

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #4 on: January 02, 2023, 10:31:28 pm
    January 02, 2023, 10:31:28 pm
    Gary, I agree with your findings 100%.  With the ESA setting at "MIN", I'm also flat-footed. I did drop the front forks 15mm (Ted Porter said no more than 15mm). All is good IF you can ride everywhere, anytime and any place in that MIN setting. As you pointed out you cannot switch between settings unless you're at a complete stop unlike the riding modes.  Maybe I was expecting a small miracle as I screwed-up by not waiting on the LOW version.  Thicker soles...here I come!

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #5 on: January 02, 2023, 10:39:31 pm
    January 02, 2023, 10:39:31 pm
    May I suggest the BMW Gravel boots or Daytona’s.

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #6 on: January 02, 2023, 10:40:09 pm
    January 02, 2023, 10:40:09 pm
    *Originally Posted by Baitweller [+]
    Gary, I agree with your findings 100%.  With the ESA setting at "MIN", I'm also flat-footed. I did drop the front forks 15mm (Ted Porter said no more than 15mm). All is good IF you can ride everywhere, anytime and any place in that MIN setting. As you pointed out you cannot switch between settings unless you're at a complete stop unlike the riding modes.  Maybe I was expecting a small miracle as I screwed-up by not waiting on the LOW version.  Thicker soles...here I come!

    On the Gen1 there is a ride height sensor that is supposed to be reset by BMW dealer / GS911 after aftermarket lowering. Does the Gen2 have one? Maybe this is the issue if using "auto" mode. The bike needs to be reset to it's new height? Only a guess but maybe worth looking into

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    Re: Replacing rear shock Gen 2 (lowering)
    Reply #7 on: January 03, 2023, 12:00:46 am
    January 03, 2023, 12:00:46 am
    Ryan, worth looking into.  If this can be done it would be great.  I'll ask the dealer tomorrow.  Thank you both

     



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