2012 Shock on older Wee - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 01-14-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
kbyte255's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newark, Ohio
Posts: 133
Garage
2012 Shock on older Wee

I put an Elka on my 2012 this winter and decided I would put the old shock on my 2005. With only 10k miles on it (the shock) I figured it would make a nice upgrade.

The 2012 shock has a longer stroke, although it measured the same eye to eye. I am using shorter links (raised the rear @1"). The shorter link also reduces the leverage against the shock, slightly raising the spring rate and dampening. (doesn't actually change it, put has less effect)

It was an easy swap and, as I said makes for a nice upgrade to the older wee without investing in another Elka. (for now!)

I have had limited opportunies to ride it (Ohio winters), but the chassis attitude, static sag, and general operation are promising. I may make a slight rebound adjustment when I get a chance to ride more but I like it so far.

Last edited by kbyte255; 01-14-2013 at 05:08 PM. Reason: spelling, as usual!
kbyte255 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 02-04-2013, 10:55 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 114
I'm thinking about putting a 2012 650 shock on my 2007. But I'm 220 lbs (street clothes), so wondering if I'd still have to upgrade to a stiffer spring.

2007 DL650
SeattleStrom is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-04-2013, 11:03 PM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
You're probably okay for solo with luggage or two up without. Two up with luggage may be iffy.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 02-05-2013, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
kbyte255's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Newark, Ohio
Posts: 133
Garage
I run about 185 lbs over the winter and I have had a chance to do some short rides. I have the shock set at minimum preload and almost minimum rebound and it is plenty stiff for my weight.

I think, at 220 lbs, you would be fine with a 2012 shock and spring.
kbyte255 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome