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Old 02-22-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Springs for sidecar

I have been doing research about shocks and spring rates for a side car rig. I have a 1150 GS with a DMC sidecar. I have read on this site that it is best to increase the spring rate on the spring, have read that it helps the handling quite a bit. My bike has a Works Shock on the back and a Ohlins on the front. I have not checked the rear spring yet but the front one is the standard set up for the GS. What have you guys done with your spring rates, what did you increase them to if any.

Thanks in advance,

Roger
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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I only have 90,000 miles on my 1150 GS so I still have the factory shocks, sorry.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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See:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=SUSPENSION

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=134

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712286


Good luck Hope it helps.............
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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Top 2 links don't work, but the third one has some great information.
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