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post #1 of 18 Old Oct 21st, 2012, 7:20 am Thread Starter
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Finally Installed Hyperpro Springs

Yay me! I finally installed my Hyperpro springs. Took me about 7-8 hours start to finish. Tony, I had no flex in the spring compressor and I did not use any grease. Both springs compressed quite easily. I don't know why your experience was different. Perhaps because mine is so low mileage there was no drag on the body of the shock. I also want to thank you for pointing out the grub screw on the preload adjuster. Anyway I am in bidness.
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Re: Finally Installed Hyperpro Springs

Robert, glad you got it it done and like the result.

Front spring went fine when I did it, had my troubles during compression of the rear.

After walking through the process in my mind a couple of times, I suspect that the added resistance was due to NOT releasing the grub screw prior to compression, this resulting in the need to compress both the spring and the strut. Doing it again, I released the grub and the compression was much easier.

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Definitely yay you, Robert. Based on some recent reading, prompted by some consistent scraping, I am investigating the hyperpro spring upgrade. I am wondering whether I want to try it myself or have the shop do it. I'm hesitant to try it myself, because I have no experience working on bike suspension and if it took you 7 hours, I assume it would take me at least that long.

Was there anything that you could have done differently to make the job go faster?

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Re: Finally Installed Hyperpro Springs

Chris,

Bring the springs to our next tech session and maybe we can get Robert to
supervise. Probable date is Dec 1. I have a set already mounted if you want to
try before buying,

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Definitely yay you, Robert. Based on some recent reading, prompted by some consistent scraping, I am investigating the hyperpro spring upgrade. I am wondering whether I want to try it myself or have the shop do it. I'm hesitant to try it myself, because I have no experience working on bike suspension and if it took you 7 hours, I assume it would take me at least that long.

Was there anything that you could have done differently to make the job go faster?

Thanks

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Chris, that time did include some futzing around with the fuel gauge sending unit. Maybe an hour or so. The job itself is not difficult just tedious what with all the tupperware and all. I was by myself other than asking the wife to pull the front wheel clear and to install the front doughnut since her hands were a lot smaller than mine. With help at a tech day I imagine that you could cut my time in half or even less. Take Dan up on his offer. I will try to show up when that occurs.

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One of the best bangs for the bucks I have done on my LT.

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+1 on the spring shock upgrade. put Wilbers on mine and it is a totally different bike. As stated, best bang for bucks.

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Dan - I will buy the springs today. Also, I have subscribed to the south central forum - is that all I need to do to find out when/where the next tech session will be or is that info gonna be somewhere else?

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Dan - I will buy the springs today. Also, I have subscribed to the south central forum - is that all I need to do to find out when/where the next tech session will be or is that info gonna be somewhere else?

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You're good. I will post it there later. Springs have been taking 3-4 weeks to come in.

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Dan - I will buy the springs today. Also, I have subscribed to the south central forum - is that all I need to do to find out when/where the next tech session will be or is that info gonna be somewhere else?

Thanks!

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What is this South Central Forum of which you speak? Is there a secret handshake or what?

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What is this South Central Forum of which you speak?

This is the link to the South Central regional forum. I don't know the handshake yet though.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25

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This is the link to the South Central regional forum. I don't know the handshake yet though.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25

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What do I need to do to subscribe to this sub list? Esplain yourself Lucy.

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Go to the forum, click on Forum Tools menu on the right hand menu at the top of the list of posts. Select "Subscribe to this forum" from the menu.

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Speakin'a shocks . Any experience here with Hagon shocks on an LT?

yeah I know Ohlin's & Wilburs are the shock of choice, but hard to justify spending almost as much for shocks as I paid for the bike....

My front one [stock] is weak, rear appears OK . Not crazy about buying used, from a bike with ?? miles and new OEM are way pricey as well.

I have a fork leak, r/side & plan to seal both forks, and at least do the front shock at that time.
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Speakin'a shocks . Any experience here with Hagon shocks on an LT?

yeah I know Ohlin's & Wilburs are the shock of choice, but hard to justify spending almost as much for shocks as I paid for the bike....

My front one [stock] is weak, rear appears OK . Not crazy about buying used, from a bike with ?? miles and new OEM are way pricey as well.

I have a fork leak, r/side & plan to seal both forks, and at least do the front shock at that time.
you most likely just need to replace the springs, lots of threads and pics on this forum

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Hey Tony, Im still waitin for that beer!

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Hey Tony, Im still waitin for that beer!
Still got your info hanging on my board... Started a new job blah blah blah

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Congrats man n I can't wait for mine to arrived... Hate the original shocks...simply too weak
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