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post #1 of 21 Old 01-07-2017, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Complete suspension re-work is on the way...

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Soon I can put Humpty back together again and go gunning for some washboards

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-07-2017, 06:31 PM
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I think it is pretty reasonable. Similar upgrade (+Intiminators -shock revalve and fork springs) was about $400, with all work by myself.

You will enjoy bike for sure when you get it back together.
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I think it is pretty reasonable. Similar upgrade (+Intiminators -shock revalve and fork springs) was about $400, with all work by myself.

You will enjoy bike for sure when you get it back together.
What are your plans for the rear, or are you happy with it?

I only did front springs(.95) on my '07, mainly to lose the brake dive(which it did), but this is the first bike that I have ever had complete suspension work done on, so I'm not sure what to expect. I'm 230lbs, & the washboards in Moab really showed me that this needed to be done. There were times when I wanted to go faster, but could not if I wanted to keep my fillings intact. Headed down the TAT this spring, which should show me that I didn't waste any money on the upgrade.

Oh, and to protect my new seals, I ordered a pair of NOJ fork guards:
http://www.nojgear.com/NOJ_Neoprene_.../fgnl01-01.htm

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I like the fork guards. Can those be used if you have a fork brace installed? You are going to really like the upgraded suspension!

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What are your plans for the rear, or are you happy with it?
I replaced rear shock spring with HyperPro and cannot be happier. According to Klaus spring is a constant rising rate from 8.7 to 11.4 (I think OEM is 9.2). With that when you adjust preload you also adjust spring rate.

This worked extremely well for our situation with loads for solo commute (145lbs+gear, 0 preload) to 2up loaded (about 430lbs total, 6 clicks). I'd say would easily handle at least another 60-70lbs more. I could not believe how well loaded bike handled in twistees hacking through Alleghenies, Catskills and Adirondacks.

Worries about insufficient rebound proved to be false, the only negative I can either adjust correct rate or correct height, but the difference is only 1 click. This may be particularly due to me lowering bike by 2/3". Otherwise it is very much perfect.

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Whoohoo...FedX van pulled up today(I was out in the pasture installing HT fencing). When I got over to the shop I found a box marked "From the best farms to your table"...................damn wife feeding us healthy food...what is she thinking?
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Update:

Jamie finally got back to me on the delay. He invoiced me expecting my rear spring in with and order he had placed. Order arrived with no spring so he had to re-order. In the mean time he had to go out of town for a week, so I won't see my stuff for at least another week. Meanwhile, this 60ish degree weather has settled in........along with about pretty good wave of anticipation. :sosp:

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In his defense I told him no hurry on it since the bike was up for the winter. Throw in the holidays, and I can understand the delay....sometimes I swear I am way too patient on this kind of thing.

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It shipped today...FedX says arrival friday....yep it's gonna snow friday...lol!

Knowing my luck they were on this FedX truck:
https://weather.com/news/trending/vi...rketing-videos

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