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Old 12-21-2008, 03:50 AM   #16
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I want to lower my bike about an inch and am looking for a shorter rear spring. Where can I get a shorter rear spring? I can't seem to find the hyperpro spring for the F8GS available anywhere on line.
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Touratech UK have it listed as a new product for December . Ask Touratech USA.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:10 AM   #17
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thanks for the help.
I'm looking to order the 50mm lower shock spring..might consider the front fork springs but dunno the price as yet and whether they help in my riding as current OEM ones are very new as well...

i am guessing that I'm shorter than u with smaller in-seam so I'd go with the 50mm kit. not sure if the bike would look like a "cruiser" type after the change. care to add your opinions? just afraid that the bike's handling and looks would be screwed after installing the lowering kit.
Sure do what you think best for your size and riding style by all means. Please note however that the 40mm lowering kit lowers the bike just over 1.5" while the 50mm would lower it almost 2". I only needed an inch so that is why I added the spacer to bring it back up to the 1" drop. Keep in mind too that you can lower the front almost 1 1/4 " by just raising the the fork tubes in the triple tree. Might save you the cost of new fork springs if you are OK with the stock ones and don't go all the way down to the 2" drop. As far as the look of the bike it is always going to look good, look like an F800GS but just have a different ride height. I would not worry about that but again just my 2 cents.

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by BykMyk
I want to lower my bike about an inch and am looking for a shorter rear spring. Where can I get a shorter rear spring? I can't seem to find the hyperpro spring for the F8GS available anywhere on line.
Thanks,
Mike
Mike,
The spring is the F650GS spring, they claim it works on both the F650GS and the F800GS when I called them. I don't agree however and am working with them now due to the modifications I had to make to the spring when I got it.

I ended up with something I like (especially the rising rate) but I think they need to make it a direct fit and not miss lead their customers. Again just my 2 cents.

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Old 12-22-2008, 02:58 AM   #19
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Sure do what you think best for your size and riding style by all means. Please note however that the 40mm lowering kit lowers the bike just over 1.5" while the 50mm would lower it almost 2". I only needed an inch so that is why I added the spacer to bring it back up to the 1" drop. Keep in mind too that you can lower the front almost 1 1/4 " by just raising the the fork tubes in the triple tree. Might save you the cost of new fork springs if you are OK with the stock ones and don't go all the way down to the 2" drop. As far as the look of the bike it is always going to look good, look like an F800GS but just have a different ride height. I would not worry about that but again just my 2 cents.

Good luck!
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thanks alot for sharing your point of view..
suddenly the 50mm lowering kit seems like a great descent to me!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:13 PM   #20
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thanks alot for sharing your point of view..
suddenly the 50mm lowering kit seems like a great descent to me!
Hi Nat_han,

can you post the stock number or exact name of the product?
And how do you like it?
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