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Old 11-12-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
bmwktmbill
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Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Traveler
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Birt,
The correct spring is in play and ZDog is the man for the Adventure bike, having done the most research. My bike was lowered 4 inches so I am a special case in that respect. I ran a 76 spring and it wasn't enough. I weigh 70 Kg and the travel luggage was around 40Kg.
Aother member named Luke is doing some very special work right now from an engineering standpoint.
this winter the spring problemwill be solved.

My spring was fine for potholed gravel and small to medium bumps but was not enough for big G-out /whoops.

Get an accurate weight for yourself and the gear you are going to pack and give Rob a chance to work on it for you.

I also ran sub-tanks and a steering damper.
Rob reworked/revalved/rebuilt my shock.
It worked much better in corrugations and stutter bumps when he was done.
It als stood up to the pounding of Russian and Mongolian roads.
I saw half a dozen blown rear shocks.
b.
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The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley

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