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Old 04-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #3691
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If he (or anyone) has to replace bolts on numerous occasions, I'd wager there is something else that needs to be changed, too. Like stiffer spring or more travel or less hucking.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #3692
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If you are cheap, limit the travel of your forks and keep the stock shock. If you want to play ball, spend the money get a custom shock to match the extra travel.

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:45 PM   #3693
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Exactly what I said boss!

Broke the shock clevis in my case.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #3694
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have you kept replacing the bolts ?, what grade did you use?.
Bolts are cheap. I bent mine with the OEM dogbones. Bent those too. But we ride kinda fast.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #3695
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mines done its duty on a stock shock, and taken alot of hits. a more progresive shock spring and valving, would relieve us both . but then ill only want to ride it faster of course. custom built clevis perhaps?.thanks for adding valid insight guys.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:27 AM   #3696
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mines done its duty on a stock shock, and taken alot of hits. a more progresive shock spring and valving, would relieve us both . but then ill only want to ride it faster of course. custom built clevis perhaps?.thanks for adding valid insight guys.

I went with a Hyperpro from these guys and sent my forks in to get progressive springs front and rear. The Hyperpro comes with a thicker clevis shaft so hopefully it will last.


http://epmperf.com/

After you raise the rear, you need to make sure front and rear suspension is perfectly balanced and damped correctly.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #3697
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I went with a Hyperpro from these guys and sent my forks in to get progressive springs front and rear. The Hyperpro comes with a thicker clevis shaft so hopefully it will last.


http://epmperf.com/

After you raise the rear, you need to make sure front and rear suspension is perfectly balanced and damped correctly.
There about an hrs drive for me how was the service? Knowledge? Worth it?
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #3698
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There about an hrs drive for me how was the service? Knowledge? Worth it?
All first rate. They are a dealer for Hyperpro which is made in Europe. You need to give them all the details of what you need and they custom build a shock for you. It comes in a beautiful heavy duty box too. The shocks are sweet, and the front end came back better than ever. Well worth it.

Also, if you mention KOTW2012 they give you 15% off. Ask for Klaus and mention advrider too.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #3699
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Thanks for the feedback... I'll give them a call.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #3700
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As requested I have machined a prototype reaction link based on the drawings of others. I am not sure what the lift will be based on the 77.5mm center center length. You folks know that better then I.












I turned a plug to simulate a bearing and race so i could confirm full movement in the swingarm.





I am thinking $85 USD per set shipped CONUS without bearings, bushings and seals. $150 USD per set shipped CONUS with OEM bearings, bushings and seals. Outside CONUS shipping will be quoted.

These will be custom to your center to center length. The one shown is 77.5mm center to center.

You ride at your own risk with these. I assume no liability for damage to you or your machine.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #3701
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Just got back this afternoon from an 11 day, 5,310 mile trip through Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, 3 days in Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Mesa Verde up through Durango. All ridden solo.

The bike was incredible. I did about 400 miles of dirt including some goat trails I probably shouldn't have been on since I was by myself. I did all the miles loaded for camping and the suspension was brilliant.



The only failure I had was my speedo/odometer. They both went tits up for about 600 miles after riding through about 7 hours of rain. I called my BMW tech back home and he said the speed sensor can give up if it gets wet enough. He suspected it would come back on it's own once it dried out. And it did.

As you know, with only a low fuel light, an tripmeter reading is key.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #3702
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Just got back this afternoon from an 11 day, 5,310 mile trip through Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, 3 days in Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Mesa Verde up through Durango. All ridden solo.
And that's the only photo you post?!? C'mon man have some pity of us poor cubicle dwellers and show us some sweet stuff!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:45 AM   #3703
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I am writing the ride report today.

Here's another one:


Shiprock, NM.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #3704
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:07 AM   #3705
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is that bolt's use? Is it the swingarm bolt or front axle bolt?
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