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Old 07-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #7801
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...and while I did it with straps I do NOT recommend this procedure.
Why not? What have you done with the real MuddyRabbit??

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My objective with the 5KG spring...
I know you are going to say "Yes" but... are you sure you mean 5 KG and not 15 KG or something? Does not sound like it is even in the right range to me, there must be a translation wrong or something?

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It seems like a few months ago there were tons of people wanting to trade a short 2009 for a tall 2007 shock, guess I missed them all!
That's what I was thinking. google.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #7802
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I have a short stock spring but no shock to go with it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #7803
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Why not? What have you done with the real MuddyRabbit??

I know you are going to say "Yes" but... are you sure you mean 5 KG and not 15 KG or something? Does not sound like it is even in the right range to me, there must be a translation wrong or something?

That's what I was thinking. google.

1. Do you like having fingers?

2. Actually I was reading the numbers totally wrong, this is a Hyperco 750 pound spring.

3. I have googled a lot.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #7804
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Does anybody out there have the GS 911 Diagnostic Tool ?
You might try your local BMW organization. Our local Washington DC chapter has a professional license one for members..

Most folks only buy the recreational use one. The difference between the licenses is the number of VINs. The recreational use license can read-only error codes for unlimited VINs, however, it can only reset any codes/service minders for 10VINs. To reset any data, after 10 VINs willcost more $$ to upgrade the license.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #7805
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You might try your local BMW organization. Our local Washington DC chapter has a professional license one for members..

Most folks only buy the recreational use one. The difference between the licenses is the number of VINs. The recreational use license can read-only error codes for unlimited VINs, however, it can only reset any codes/service minders for 10VINs. To reset any data, after 10 VINs willcost more $$ to upgrade the license.
Is that 10 ever? Can you remove VINs or reboot the thing?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #7806
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Is that 10 ever? Can you remove VINs or reboot the thing?
You can email Hexcode to reset the VINs if you buy a used GS-911.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:40 AM   #7807
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I'm thinking of taking an alternative approach and just getting a second shock to modify for Mala B. Since it takes me between 2-5 minutes to swap the shock (heck you don't even need to pull the rear wheel) I figure why not keep the shock I have, get a second one, and be able to change out depending on who is riding the bike for the weekend. If I can get my hands on even a blown stock shock I can rebuild it and shorten the stroke to make a low version. So anyone have any type of shock sitting around, stock, any year, OEM or whatever that they would part with?

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:12 AM   #7808
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I'm thinking of taking an alternative approach and just getting a second shock to modify for Mala B. Since it takes me between 2-5 minutes to swap the shock (heck you don't even need to pull the rear wheel) I figure why not keep the shock I have, get a second one, and be able to change out depending on who is riding the bike for the weekend. If I can get my hands on even a blown stock shock I can rebuild it and shorten the stroke to make a low version. So anyone have any type of shock sitting around, stock, any year, OEM or whatever that they would part with?
Geoffster posted an 07 stock shock awhile ago. Not sure if he still has it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:14 AM   #7809
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #7810
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Crash Bar summary

In the market for a set of crash bars. Any options I missed?

1) OEM BMW
2) SW Motech
3) Wunderlich (Discontinued, would need to source used)
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #7811
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In the market for a set of crash bars. Any options I missed?

1) OEM BMW
2) SW Motech
3) Wunderlich (Discontinued, would need to source used)
Hepco Becker

Will be installing mine this weekend (or Friday)

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:32 AM   #7812
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The HBs are pretty sweet. Mine are well tested.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:35 AM   #7813
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So I made a deal with Geoffster to procure his 2007 shock. This will alow me to keep one shock long with the heavy spring, and shorten the other one with the light spring, and swap components depending on who is riding the bike on a particular trip.

So before I take a perfectly good 2007 tall shock and have it shortened is there anyone out there that has a 2009 shock and wants to trade?
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:24 AM   #7814
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Why not? What have you done with the real MuddyRabbit??

I know you are going to say "Yes" but... are you sure you mean 5 KG and not 15 KG or something? Does not sound like it is even in the right range to me, there must be a translation wrong or something?

That's what I was thinking. google.

15 kg, I suspect. I had John at Moto Pro re-spring mine from the stock 11 kg to a 15 kg spring. I'm about 205-210 lbs and it works great. Little pre-load when not loaded. I could even go a little higher, maybe 16.

Had to return it to him at least once to get the correct spring. His formula used in the beginning yielded a spring too weak. The static and laden sag for mine with the 15 is good.

By the way, my '09 stock shock with the stronger spring combined with the Corbin seat makes this '09 "lower" bike high enough that I cannot flat-foot it - and I am 6-2. I wouldn't want a taller shock.

For my riding, the bike works well. I've run out of things to do to it -except ride it !













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Old 07-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #7815
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Has anyone used Cogent Dynamics to rebuild a shock or simply install a stiffer spring? I am a dirt newb and doubt I need a super duper shock, but the bottom tier Wilbers/Hyperco at $600 seems like it might be a good fire-and-forget solution.

I am 170 lbs dry. I also have a HB rack and aluminum panniers. When my girlfriend is riding with me, the rear shock bottoms very easily. The stock spring on my 07 seems far too soft. Looks like I need to consider at least a 1000 lb spring rate or at least 15 kg.

Also, I bought a pair of MX boots from CycleGear. However, I found I could not manage to use the shifter, because the boot is too stiff. I attempted to rotate the shifter up, so I would be able to get the boot under the shifter, but that's impossible due to the engine case. I've read a lot of posts in this thread, but never saw mention of problems with stiff boots. What gives?

I had to leave NM, because my eye was not healing quickly. My eye wasn't infected, but I was suffering from a pre-trip chemical burn. I'll be back in September.

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