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Old 04-25-2013, 08:07 AM   #781
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Added six gallons to my almost empty tank and rode in today ~15 miles.

My initial impressions are.... WOW!

It's much better (thanks Alex !)

Compliant, planted, firm and feel right about where they need to be. Previously they were bouncy, a bit weird.
How's the plushness factor?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:19 AM   #782
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How's the plushness factor?
Really good, but after adding two click of comp and rebound to the rear shock (which really changed the behavior of the shock!) I had a few small instances of speed wobbles coming home on the freeway between 65-70mph when hitting pavement ridges (fairly significant ones).

Think I need to up my steering head bearing rep-load a bit. It's hard to judge where it should be since the main wiring harness really impacts the bars ability to fall to the sides.


NOTE: for the other R-Dubb clamp triple users CHECK YOUR UPPER AND LOWER FORK CLAMP ALLEN BOLTS ON THE TRIPLES!

Mine were a bit loose when I pulled my forks last time and I know I had them all tight.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #783
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NOTE: for the other R-Dubb clamp triple users CHECK YOUR UPPER AND LOWER FORK CLAMP ALLEN BOLTS ON THE TRIPLES!
yep. Don't use your "grunt" meter, torque those fuckers. I used 20ft/lb on the lower and 25ft/lb on the upper. Just took them off to put the gaiters on and they are still at spec.

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #784
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Hey all, where did you end up with springs? Jenna I think I read you had .65kg dual springs? Does that mean progressive?

Anyone else have spring rate baselines to go off of? I want to give the suspension shop something to work with as the bike is all apart right now. Hoping I'll have the HPM guy triples soon, but no word from guy in a week or so..
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:54 AM   #785
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Hey all, where did you end up with springs? Jenna I think I read you had .65kg dual springs? Does that mean progressive?

Anyone else have spring rate baselines to go off of? I want to give the suspension shop something to work with as the bike is all apart right now. Hoping I'll have the HPM guy triples soon, but no word from guy in a week or so..
Yep, .65 progressives
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:03 AM   #786
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Hey all, where did you end up with springs? Jenna I think I read you had .65kg dual springs? Does that mean progressive?

Anyone else have spring rate baselines to go off of? I want to give the suspension shop something to work with as the bike is all apart right now. Hoping I'll have the HPM guy triples soon, but no word from guy in a week or so..
I have 0.54's and Ontic has 0.55's. EDIT Ontic as 0.60's
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #787
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I will say, I asked for a more street oriented feel as I spend most of my time on pavement. Wish that wasn't the case. But it's pretty ok off road. Stiff, but it works.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #788
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I will say, I asked for a more street oriented feel as I spend most of my time on pavement. Wish that wasn't the case. But it's pretty ok off road. Stiff, but it works.
I was thinking about springs as I rode in today.... and I wanted bias towards dirt riding... the 0.54's I have actually feel pretty firm and I wouldn't want any stiffer myself.

I need to pack on the miles, but right now can say that the big bumps are nearly invisible, but when I ride over small bumps the front is less compliant then I would like and a bit bouncy.

I am going to ride more miles and then ask Alex for his suggestion on what to adjust.
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How much do you guys weight? I read through and Jenna said 160 with motocross boots on

Thanks for the baseline!
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How much do you guys weight? I read through and Jenna said 160 with motocross boots on

Thanks for the baseline!

I'm 175-ish in gear
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:23 PM   #791
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How much do you guys weight? I read through and Jenna said 160 with motocross boots on

Thanks for the baseline!
That's me sans gear, I'm closer to 170 full armour and boots.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #792
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That's me sans gear, I'm closer to 170 full armour and boots.
You guys ruin the whole American stereotype! Geesh... I was 175lbs when I was 15 and that was my playing weight, off season add a good ten pounds at least.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:21 AM   #793
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Hey Cdubs,
Depending on the time of year and whatnot, I weigh at or just over 100kg in my birthday suit (220) so a fair bit over the last two featherweights especially when clad in gear
I'm 6'1" and kinda top heavy.
.60 kg/mm has felt very nice for my test rides to date but sadly I don't have much serious use on the G/S yet. I like my springs firmer than softer though.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #794
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Here's another piece for general consideration:

Front sag: 25% (with me on the bike and ~6 gallons of fuel. 0.54 springs and a small amount of pre-load)

This is using the stock BMW spec of 200mm travel, which means the actual % would be a bit lower.

For the rear, I am at 22% with my Ohlins BM317 that has the 698-21 (175-200lb sring that has a spring length set at ~210mm (as opposed to the 213 spec from Ohlins).

Jenna, what is your front and rear sag?
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #795
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Here's another piece for general consideration:

Front sag: 25% (with me on the bike and ~6 gallons of fuel. 0.54 springs and a small amount of pre-load)

This is using the stock BMW spec of 200mm travel, which means the actual % would be a bit lower.

For the rear, I am at 22% with my Ohlins BM317 that has the 698-21 (175-200lb sring that has a spring length set at ~210mm (as opposed to the 213 spec from Ohlins).

Jenna, what is your front and rear sag?
out of interest - should we be calibrating sag % keeping in mind whether a fork is full length or shortened?
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