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Old 01-11-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Hyperpro progressive springs

Hi all!

I have a 2013 BMW F700GS and I'm hesitating of buying some Hyperpro progressive springs for the fork and the shock.

Main "problem" is the fork, as you know there's no settings on it and I think it's not so comfortable on small bumps.

I'm hesitating because I'm not a heavy rider (about 60kg, 133lb) and I'd like to know the spring rates of the stock BMW and the Hyperpro.

If the beginning of the progressive spring (or the part of the spring that is the less stiff) is stiffer than the stock BMW spring, I think this isn't a good deal for me right? Because the fork will be more stiffer and I won't have more comfort...

Anyone did the modification on a 700GS? For people who have ESA, like me, any problem to take off the shock?

Thank you for your advices about theses progressive springs ;)
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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For the front forks you might consider the Ricor Intiminators,
or similar device. I have them on my F650GS twin and they did the trick for me ... There are Several thread on them here and over on F800Rider
Here's a couple of starter threads:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=663755

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre....?daysprune=-1

There are some others as well... I just can't find them at the moment ...
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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I have the hyperpros on my 800GS also not a heavy rider: 69kgs. They helped a lot. If you are a light rider go for light fork oil (would suggest 10 instead of 15).
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:27 AM   #4
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i put the hyperpro progressive springs on my 13 700GS and couldn't be happier. A real improvement in the front end. (but I am not a light weight).
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:36 AM   #5
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Thank's all for your answers!

@ lakota: No problem for the installation on the 700GS? Did you take off the entire fork or did you just drain the oil with the bottom drain screw and change the springs? Do you have the progressive spring on the shock too?

For the rider weight, I could change the oil for a 10 or 7.5W instead of the 15.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:09 AM   #6
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just drained the oil and replaced the spring.
did not change the rear because I did not want to lose ESA since I paid for it . Next time no esa.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:34 AM   #7
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On Touratech Swiss webshop, it's writen that this works with ESA.

I can't find the information on the US touratech webshop. I'll call TT to be sure.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:17 AM   #8
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Re,

I emailed directly Hyperpro and they said to me that the rear progressive spring works with ESA. You just have to unplug a cable to take off the shock ;)
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:31 PM   #9
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But it won't put extra load to the ESA motor?
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #10
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Why extra load?

ESA on the 700GS is just about rebond, not preloading.
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