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post #1 of 7 Old 01-08-2007, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Relatively Inexpensive Rear Spring

http://www.hrpworld.com/HypercoSprin...ction=category

I bought a Rear Spring for my FZ-1 from these guys and they were great to work with. $70 +/- $5 for a proper rate rear spring is a pretty good deal IMO. I’d like to do the same for my DL650 but I don’t know off hand what size and rate I need. I had the benefit of having a buddy with the same FZ as me that weighed the same and had already bought one for himself so it was a no brainer. I ordered what he ordered.


The Strom is another story so I have a few questions I’d like to ask:

Does anyone know for sure what the Inside Diameter and Free Length the rear spring needs is on the 650?

Any suggestions as to what Spring Rate a “Larger Fellow” such as myself might need? I tip the scale at 260.


I’d ask the people at the site above but they are a car shop so they’ll know less than me. I'm guessing it'll be either 2.25" or 60mm x 7.0 as the 2.50" ID Springs are not rated very high.


Worse case scenario is I remove the existing spring to measure myself and then let the bike sit until the new one arrives. I’m just the type that freaks out when I have a torn apart bike in the garage for more than a day.

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Why not just go to Wilbers?

Around $100.00 and you'll get the right thing, first try.

http://www.wilbersusa.com/wilbers/products.htm

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Why not just go to Wilbers?

Around $100.00 and you'll get the right thing, first try.

http://www.wilbersusa.com/wilbers/products.htm
For a few reasons actually.

First and foremost, I’m cheap! BTW, Wilbers is actually $110.

Second, I’m under the impression that Wilbers only has one rate to choose from and I don’t know what it is.

Did I mention that I’m cheap?

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You really are cheap if $30.00 is a deal breaker, even if the extra $30.00 means you get something that is correct for the application. :rolleyes:

Do some searching, you'll find that the Wilbers spring is plenty strong for you. I haven't installed mine yet but most guys are saying they use zero preload with the Wilbers piece and the stock shock.


WILBERS - Info <[email protected]> wrote:
Replacement rear spring is $ 116.00 shipped to you.
The new spring is approx. 23% stronger then the OEM.
OEM rate is 84 Nmm new spring is 103 Nmm.
Item is in stock, call with your credit card.
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I may be cheap but at least I can add and subtract. Itís a $40 difference (insert Razz Smiley here).

Just busting your balls man. I appreciate your help.

I may very well go the Wilbers route but if I can save $40 (36%) Iím all for it. Itís another night in a CHEAP Motel while Iím on the road.

Springs are Springs IMO. As long as the Sizes are the same the application is correct if I get the proper Spring Rate. The Spring has no idea if it's in a Bike or a Blender.

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OK, if we want to get picky about it. The spring is actually $106.00 but he included the $10.00 for shipping in the total amount. (razz smiliey inserted :-D )

I understand that a spring is a hunk of metal and won't know if its in a V-Strom or a space ship, but your "Iím just the type that freaks out when I have a torn apart bike in the garage for more than a day." comment makes one think you might be better off just ordering the spring from Wilbers. Its all good and I understand about saving a few bucks but I'd hate to see your wife come on here and post about how your head exploded because your Wee was apart in the garage for 2 weeks because your experimental spring didn't fit.

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OK, if we want to get picky about it. The spring is actually $106.00 but he included the $10.00 for shipping in the total amount. (razz smiliey inserted :-D )

I understand that a spring is a hunk of metal and won't know if its in a V-Strom or a space ship, but your "I’m just the type that freaks out when I have a torn apart bike in the garage for more than a day." comment makes one think you might be better off just ordering the spring from Wilbers. Its all good and I understand about saving a few bucks but I'd hate to see your wife come on here and post about how your head exploded because your Wee was apart in the garage for 2 weeks because your experimental spring didn't fit.

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