[QUOTE=Airhead Wrangler;19942531]It's heavier, but not THAT much heavier. Weight could be mitigated a bit by installing an excel tube type rim instead of the monster tubeless cross spoke rim. Also keep in mind that it's already quite a bit longer and the shorter stroke shock means that that weight of the shock is only "semi-unsprung", less effect of its inertia when trying to move the wheel. I added up all the weights of various rear end setups a while back based on the weights listed in the parts fiche which actually seem to be pretty accurate:
I have been thinking about re-builing an R65GS.
And just like Stagehand am thinking about what to do.
But would really like more travel than the 245 from the 1100 swing.
Have been comparing some parts to a few weeks ago.
Found a lot more weight differances between the 1100 and the ST stuff.
@Jason: did you bottom out the mono from Paul with that amount of travel.
BMW R100'91/R80'93/R75/6 R80ST'83/R65GS'87/GasGasTXT300/DouglasW20-1920
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