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Old 07-12-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Lowering a GS 1150

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I would like to lower my GS. I understand that RT shocks are an inch lower than GS's. So --Are all RT shocks an inch lower and will they fit all GS’s? Any difficulty in the installation? Interference? Other words of wisdom?

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Old 07-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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I just bought Works Performance -1" shocks for my 2001 GS. I took my first ride Sunday, they seem to work great. All I can say is that the '01 RT shocks take the same diameter mounting bolts as the '01 GS shocks. BB
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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I don't know about the RT shocks, but just about everyone I know who has gone with aftermarket shocks doesn't ever want to go back to stock. Works, Wilbers, and Ohlins all have lower shocks. But they are spendy.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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I don't know about the RT shocks, but just about everyone I know who has gone with aftermarket shocks doesn't ever want to go back to stock. Works, Wilbers, and Ohlins all have lower shocks. But they are spendy.


Once you go off the deep end there is no going back to regular. Fortunately with BMW's engineering the shock plays a less significant roll in the overall suspension dynamics of the bike, but a top quality shock replacement is indeed akin to the feeling of riding the new bike home that first day, great way to fall back in love with your ride.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:42 AM   #5
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you can try also a lower seat.
unfortunatelly wunderlich doen not produce it anymore.
best place to buy is Sargent, they're in florida.
The good news is that they are producing-and-selling it, so it will take a few bucks more to talk to them for a customised seat the way you actually want.
i just ordered one.
i will let you know when this arrives.
ask for paul. he's great

dry roads and good luck, wherever you are
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #6
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I have a longer torque arm from my S that I just replaced with a shorter arm from a GS. I'll bet if you put the longer arm on your bike it would lower it a half inch or so. You want it?
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:44 AM   #7
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sure,:-)
how much?
you in turkey?
i'm planning a trip there with my wife and my chihuahua in august, and in september i will be near istanbul in a business trip for a week
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:06 PM   #8
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Hi Jim
Thanks for the info – I went on the internet to research the change and found this – Please read the final statement about increasing the length increase the height – do you agree?

http://www.sjbmw.com/_documents/inst...s/370_part.pdf
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #9
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Those torque arm instructions are for the 1200 with the torque arm above the swingarm. The 1150 is below the swingarm so a longer torque arm should slightly lower the rear end. It will also handle a little "slower".
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #10
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Yep. The 1200 is the opposite.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:24 PM   #11
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Ilowered mine with Works Shocks on my 03 GSA.I went from a 35" seat height to a 31" seat height it worked great.Ido have a sidecar on it so I didn't have to worry about the side&canter stands....
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