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Old 03-22-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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HELP: Hyperpro shocks – choosing the right one

Hi! I am ordering a set of Hyperpro 3D shocks & springs for my 1150. The question is – do I need the separate reservoir preload adjuster –*or not?

I ride without a pillon, no load or moderate load in panniers. 50/50 black top and dirt.

What says your experience?



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Old 03-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Hi - I've had a set of Hyperpro's on for about six months and didn't go for the separate reservoir. I also have the original preload adjuster and it works fine. I only have my wife on the back every now and then and when do crank it up a few turns. The difference in ride is immediately noticeable and after a few thousand Km's they settle in nicely.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:03 AM   #3
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Hi - I've had a set of Hyperpro's on for about six months and didn't go for the separate reservoir. I also have the original preload adjuster and it works fine. I only have my wife on the back every now and then and when do crank it up a few turns. The difference in ride is immediately noticeable and after a few thousand Km's they settle in nicely.
Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Sounds promising – I am looking much forward to a suspension upgrade!

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:17 AM   #4
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Same here. My Hyperpros are basic, just with the preload and rebound adjusters for the rear and rebound only for front. I found that after setting the rear shock to where i want it, I never touched it again. If you are sure that your load will never vary significantly, you can actually forego the preload adjuster and save yourself a few hunred bucks.

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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I also have the original preload adjuster and it works fine.
I am debating about the optional pre-load adjuster as well. You say you are using the oem adjuster on your HyperPro's. Was that set up by the HyperPro dealer?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
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Yes it was. I ordered the shocks and when they arrived in Aust. about six weeks later the local distributor called me. Luckily I was just heading off on a non bike trip so I posted the original rear shock to him and within a week the new shocks had arrived with the original adjuster fitted. Nice job and does the trick perfectly!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:04 AM   #7
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Yes it was. I ordered the shocks and when they arrived in Aust. about six weeks later the local distributor called me. Luckily I was just heading off on a non bike trip so I posted the original rear shock to him and within a week the new shocks had arrived with the original adjuster fitted. Nice job and does the trick perfectly!
Interesting. How did the cost compare to using the HyperPro pre-load adjuster?
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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Not sure of the price difference of using the HP preload adjuster, but it cost A$100- to have the changeover fitting of the original done. As they do pretty much the same thing it seemed cheap to me!

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Old 03-23-2012, 04:58 AM   #9
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Not sure of the price difference of using the HP preload adjuster, but it cost A$100- to have the changeover fitting of the original done. As they do pretty much the same thing it seemed cheap to me!
Thanks for that information. Definitely looks like a viable option.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #10
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If you're already buying 3D's and are opting for the fully adjustable ones then another $200 U.S. is hardly noticeable. The HP adjuster is attractive and works very smoothly. The stocker works great, but always felt cheap to me.

FYI, I have the fully adjustable 3D's on my bike with ride height adjustment and hydraulic preloader added to the rear. Also, I opted to have the progressive springs replaced with straight rates after I spent some times on the progressives. So far, I like the feel of the straight rates better and the suspension is easier to set up.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:03 AM   #11
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Thanks –*sound advice! I΄ll be back to post, once I have mounted my new suspension – some kind of Xmas morning that will be!

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If you're already buying 3D's and are opting for the fully adjustable ones then another $200 U.S. is hardly noticeable. The HP adjuster is attractive and works very smoothly. The stocker works great, but always felt cheap to me.

FYI, I have the fully adjustable 3D's on my bike with ride height adjustment and hydraulic preloader added to the rear. Also, I opted to have the progressive springs replaced with straight rates after I spent some times on the progressives. So far, I like the feel of the straight rates better and the suspension is easier to set up.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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My opinion..after 60K with Hyperpros..

You want the Hyd Preload adjuster..

You may or may not NEED the external reservoir, depending on your riding..remeber all it does is give you more oil capacity to facilitate cooling..if you aren't going to be beating up and down rough roads for long periods of time..you won't experience shock fade anyway..it will be a waste of money..

Here in the desert..they're a must have..bad washboard roads for miles..(Blew seals clean outta a stock shock on the Saline Valley road..40 miles of 10 inch washboard..yes..it sucked)

If you stick mostly to decent roads..take the money you save on the externals..buy gas..way more fun for the buck..
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:52 AM   #13
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Thanks for all your advice and opinions..... new springs & shocks (with pre.adjust) now on order! Looking forward to the "new" bike!

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #14
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So...how did you specify your shocks?
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:21 AM   #15
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HyperPro 3D MX with preload adjust and separate reservoir – progressive springs, matched to weight and riding style.

Works great on paper – looking much(!) forward to fit and test, before this summer΄s first longer trip on dirt.


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