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Old 01-31-2014, 12:30 PM   #1516
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Many threads around on this subject, search is your friend.

WP forks have the same limitations of the previous forks.

Konflict have built mine and I can't be happier, and I tend to forget i'm on a big bike sometimes and tend to do some dumb things. Not let down so far.

The rear, you can't run a shock with a "Piggyback" reservoir because of how the 13 and newer has a plastic enclosure that acts as the mount for a lot of stuff you need. So only a remote reservoir will work.

I've been running the Wilbers setup for "offroad only" pretty happy, only experienced fade once so far, and it wasn't too bad. Thing got hot hot hot hot!!!!! (Yes, it was a fun ride)
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:53 PM   #1517
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already done by traxxion and it's a big difference.

question for me is:

A. stock triples
B. aftermarket triples with bmw forks
C. aftermarket triples with drz conversion

keep in mind that while i ride 90% off road, I intend to commute a bit with the bike...

The next project I want to do is the aftermarket triples and the DRZ conversion, I just haven't had the time to set everything to have it done. If you have to get a new triple that would be the way to go in my opinion. I ride a lot on the road too but I seriously get hung up off road with the limitations of my front suspension even after a lot of work from Dave at Fastbikes (ohlins)
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:23 PM   #1518
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Indy Kit with Nitron shock?

I've been running the stock shock with the Indy Kit. Has any one tried one of these new Nitron shocks with an Indy kit? If not, I just dropped some change for one - I'll report back.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:28 PM   #1519
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I've been running the stock shock with the Indy Kit. Has any one tried one of these new Nitron shocks with an Indy kit? If not, I just dropped some change for one - I'll report back.
I ordered a Nitron for my 8, expect it soon. No idea what size bushings I'll need to make it work with the Indy set-up either. Please Let me know when you get yours.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #1520
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I ordered a Nitron for my 8, expect it soon. No idea what size bushings I'll need to make it work with the Indy set-up either. Please Let me know when you get yours.
I just placed my order this morning, so it sounds like I won't get it for awhile...
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:00 PM   #1521
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We'll I just checked out that Ohlins BM303 shock. Hay caramba! At least a worthy offering from Ohlins! Think I'll start pricing them. Would appreciate some detailed photos of one fitted to an F8GS to see if the dangly bits can be mounted tidily. Can anyone oblige?


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Old 02-01-2014, 02:16 AM   #1522
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Hi,

What oil (7,5W?10W?)did BMW put in the WP forks (MY2013 on...)?
How much oil (or air chamber measured from top)?
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:18 AM   #1523
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We'll I just checked out that Ohlins BM303 shock. Hay caramba! At least a worthy offering from Ohlins! Think I'll start pricing them. Would appreciate some detailed photos of one fitted to an F8GS to see if the dangly bits can be mounted tidily. Can anyone oblige?


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Old 02-02-2014, 11:53 AM   #1524
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Nice setup. the 13 and newer bikes are going to have a very interesting time trying to figure out where to put that reservoir. That line is long as heck.

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:04 PM   #1525
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Nice setup. the 13 and newer bikes are going to have a very interesting time trying to figure out where to put that reservoir. That line is long as heck
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Oh yeah? I've a MY '14.
Don't see the problem (and/or the need...)
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:12 PM   #1526
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Nice setup. the 13 and newer bikes are going to have a very interesting time trying to figure out where to put that reservoir. That line is long as heck
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Oh yeah? I've a MY '14.
Don't see the problem (and/or the need...)
I don't really understand the response. What problem don't you see, or need?
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:44 PM   #1527
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I don't really understand the response. What problem don't you see, or need?
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:17 AM   #1528
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800GS shock bolt design flaw?

2upadv - many thanks but isn't that a bm302? I ask as all the photos of the 303 I've seen have the preload adjuster on a long line...

Actually prefer the model shown in your installation.
No need to rout that 2nd line anyway. Much cleaner look.

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:09 PM   #1529
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Just ordered the Bestrest 12.9 shock bolt and shock bolt support bracket for my '14 F8gs. Thanks to the rest of you inmates for the interesting and informative read!
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:18 PM   #1530
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I have a 2013 F800GS.. here is a pic showing the plastic cable tray and mount which gets in the way of the alloy aftermarket RalleMoto bracket which i got from MSC in Australia.

the bike has 10,000kms I purchased it second hand and the standard bolt was slightly bent. Interesting to note, it was definitely not torqued to 100Nm and the wall thickness of the frame is so thin, you can see it flex as the bolt is done up.

first pic, you can see the plastic tray and bolt on the tube crossmember.


second pic.
You would need to remove a lot of thickness of the bracket (under the U) to match the thickness of the recess. I don't think it would affect performance significantly.


After seeing this, I now feel more inclined to just make another shock mounting tab from 10mm steel and weld it to the tube crossmember. I may even add a spine to it to the crossmember to stiffen it up.

Hope this info is of some use.

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