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So the more I ride the Vee, the more I realise the suspension isn't quite up to scratch! I'm 100kg and do ride with luggage quite a bit, plus the odd 2-up work.

Has anyone anything good to say about Hyperpro? I'm looking at their rear spring and fork spring combo kit...

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I had a 460 rear shock on my 07 after rte 630 in New Brunswick did in the OEM. My 461 for the 2012 wee arrived two days ago. Very high quality and set up specifically for you.

Dunno about the forks, I did something different than Hyperpro.
 

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I installed a Hyperpro spring on my stock shock, and it was a nice stopgap until I saved up the pennies for a full Sasquatch rebuild. The damping action was lacking, but it was a worthwhile improvement.
 
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I've had these guys do a great job on getting me the right spring and damping in a rear shock. Wilbers for my 650 Strom and now HyperPro for my ST1300. In fact, the HyperPro blew a seal after 15k miles and 3+ years and they warranty overhauled the shock for the price of return shipping only. I like RaceTech for fork work. bwringer makes a good point about springs being a bandaid fix.

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I've had these guys do a great job on getting me the right spring and damping in a rear shock.
Yeah, Klaus is great. It's been raining here since my new HyperPro arrived a few days ago, so it sits in the box. I have nowhere to work on the bike except the driveway.
 

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We've heard good things about Hyperpro over the years. Certainly much better than stock. There are better performing shocks than the Hyperpro emulsion shock, but it seems to be a very good upgrade well worth its price.

Springs are springs, aren't they? Is there any brand advantage?
 

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Springs are springs...sort of.

Some may be more accurately rated than others, and some may sack out quicker than others.

I think in the case of Hyperpro the difference might be (I think...pretty sure????) they are progressive rate springs, while the stock rear shock spring is straight rate.
 

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I live near EPM and had them install Hyperpro shock and fork springs on my 07 wee. Vast improvement over stock. should have done it when I got the bike, not after 40,000 miles.
 

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Springs are springs...sort of.

Some may be more accurately rated than others, and some may sack out quicker than others.

I think in the case of Hyperpro the difference might be (I think...pretty sure????) they are progressive rate springs, while the stock rear shock spring is straight rate.
correct HyperPro are progressive constant rising rate from 8.7 to 11.4 and help to cope with wider range of the loads for those who ride bike from solo to 2up loaded.
 

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The shock linkage gives progressive action, so a straight rate spring works OK.

Here's what Sonic Springs says about progressive fork springs:
Sonic Springs
 

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I like upgrading to HyperPro, three times so far. First on a ST1300 that made a huge difference and still feels great, a KLR, fixed the choppy washboard stuff, and on the Strom. I think they are worth the money, because Klaus sets them up --custom-- from the worksheet you supply.
I put RaceTech springs up front at the same time, no major improvement, going to go with the Intiminators this off season and see how those feel.

43 MM Intiminator, fits 2004 and up DL650 V-Strom
 

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Can we replace just the spring on our rear shocks? 2015 650. I did a BMW K1200 LT rear shock and it made a world of difference.
 

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Can we replace just the spring on our rear shocks? 2015 650. I did a BMW K1200 LT rear shock and it made a world of difference.
That exactly what I did and it made world of difference.

I am 145lbs (170+ geared) and run rear with 0 preload. On OEMs needed 2 clicks. Rear works equality well for 2up loaded touring, with gross weight at about listed max 915lbs; need only 6 clicks on preload adjuster. Would handle at least extra 60lbs from what I can tell.

No issues with rebound and didn't even need damping adjustment, just works.

The only negative that with rising rate you can either adjust rate or height, so when you get preload correct to balance front/rear rates, rear will ride slightly lower, but this is minor, nothing like with OEM. On full load the difference was only 1 click anyways.

When paired up with Ricor Intiminators upfront it is the way this bike was meant to be.
 
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