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Old 03-28-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Lighter Rear Spring

Hi All,
Has anyone fitted the lighter 130 Nm rear spring to their 950 Adv?
available from http://ktmtwins.com/950adventure/spss62225-130.html

I'm looking at changing my standard 150 Nm spring to soften the back a little and hopefully lower the bike so I can get both feet down.
Any other advice on lowering a 950 Adv will also be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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Factory Connection used a lighter Eibach spring when they rebuilt and lowered my rear WP shock. 110% better than stock. The preload adjustment knob is now usable. Factory Connection also just did the forks and the bike is now much better than it was before. Highly recommended modifications.

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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Dropped mine (04 S model) from the 14.0Kg/mm stock to about 11kg/mm Eibach, and everything is better. Handling, plushness, the preload is useful now.

I'm 150 lbs plus gear.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:50 PM   #4
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Wayne what was the part number of the spring? Can you now get the right sag?
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
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I'm ready to order one from ktmtwins and give it a shot. Im trying to gain the same thing you are, lower sag for better reach and not so stiff a rear end. as soon as they get back to me on if it will fit on the 04 950 standard I'll pull the trigger.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:32 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by motoman250f
I'm ready to order one from ktmtwins and give it a shot. Im trying to gain the same thing you are, lower sag for better reach and not so stiff a rear end. as soon as they get back to me on if it will fit on the 04 950 standard I'll pull the trigger.
I went ahead and ordered the lighter spring from ktmtwins, very efficient over the internet with a few emails exchanged. It should arrive in Singapore next week sometime , I'll let you know what difference it makes as soon as I get it fitted.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
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Wayne what was the part number of the spring? Can you now get the right sag?
Wayne doesn't set sag, just like he doesn't change tires or do maintenance. He thinks it's a sign of weakness.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:23 PM   #8
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Wayne doesn't set sag, just like he doesn't change tires or do maintenance. He thinks it's a sign of weakness.
I do set sag. In secret. 30% with me on it in the rear, the front I could care less if it works right... I change tires every time I see threads and I do maintenance every time something breaks. Every single time.
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