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Old 08-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #95
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DockingPilot

John this from a suspension guy when asked about this situation:

"Frank,
I have seen bent top and bottom bolts (mainly on GSs) with Wilbers shocks. It happens when the bike comes crushing down after a lift off and the shock bottoms out.
Agreed.

The question here is how much force will cause the above to happen on a GS 800. It may be unacceptably low. We have no way to know and compare with other motorcycles' designs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DockingPilot

John this from a suspension guy when asked about this situation:

"This should not happen with a Hyperpro shock/spring.The progressive spring is so stiff at the very end, that it is almost impossible to fully compress it under these conditions."
Wouldn't that impart nearly the same force on the bolt, ears and cross tube ?
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