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Old 12-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #56
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Location: Garden City, Michigan
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Originally Posted by klrzorn View Post
I've been getting sprockets and chains from as a package deal. Also since you're loaded so heavy you need to adjust your chain with the bike loaded. You don't want to have to tight of a chain.
I'm not sure of the proper way to set up a shock, but I installed a 600lb spring on my stock shock, and progressive springs in the forks. I haven't had any problems with this set up. But I way 265lbs, and use ammo cans for panniers, and a 46 litre Givi trunk. I'm probably pretty close to your load when I'm loaded. This has worked for 55000 miles, and 7 years.
I always hear how much weight the ammo cans add, but they are indestructable. I've dropped the bike hard on them a few times, and they still look good. I have them mounted on a ratpack rack. The ammo cans also help the bike float if you get into deep
I'm looking forward to the rest of your RR. Take your time enjoy the ride.
If you adjust your chain properly, it will be fine for any load.You don't have to have the bike loaded to do so.
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