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post #1 of 5 Old Aug 27th, 2008, 8:02 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question Suspension

I want to re-spring my Stock BMW Showa Shocks:

Need Heavier springs for 2 up riding - rider weight 240 / passenger 160

Anybody know what Springs will work & part numbers ?
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post #2 of 5 Old Aug 27th, 2008, 8:29 pm
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Re: Suspension

most people just go to Wilburs or Ohlins, don't think anyone has ever redone stock
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Re: Suspension

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I want to re-spring my Stock BMW Showa Shocks:

Need Heavier springs for 2 up riding - rider weight 240 / passenger 160

Anybody know what Springs will work & part numbers ?

Here is the link to my install of Hyperpro Rising rate springs over the stock shocks.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...perpro+springs

This is by far the best mod I have made to the LT. Myself and coug66 have both done this and we are both happy with the results.

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Re: Suspension

I forgot to add the link for Hyperpro:

http://hyperprousa.com/catalog.php?c...INS&ordertype=


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747,891 miles on touring motorcycles since 1990

IBA 45658 MOA167437

2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
1989 GL1500 rode 142208 miles (bought with 20302 sold 162510)
Goldwing miles 238,383
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Re: Suspension

Just an FYI on doing a Re-spring on stock (Non Adjustable) shocks

The rebound damping value a stock shock has is FIXED, If you increase the spring rate, damping resistance will be LESS. Your ride may be stiffer and bike sit taller, but ride quality will be more pogo stick like.

** Make sure that the money you spend on springs is not wasted on marginal or work out shocks.

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