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Re: Shock advice

Postby Herb » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:55 am

Pics I have seen online only have one locknut.

If you think about it, the locknut is somewhat superfluous anyway, as the bracket can't rotate relative to the shock body once it's attached to the bike anyway. (If id does rotate, you have much bigger problems, haha).
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Re: Shock advice

Postby Topcat » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:41 am

Herb wrote:Pics I have seen online only have one locknut.

If you think about it, the locknut is somewhat superfluous anyway, as the bracket can't rotate relative to the shock body once it's attached to the bike anyway. (If id does rotate, you have much bigger problems, haha).


Agreed, I'll have to check if mine does have two but I'm sure I needed two spanners to adjust the height,with the shock off the bike of course :D

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Re: Shock advice

Postby fontana » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:14 pm

Herb wrote:Couple of things.

10mm at the shock, will equate to more than that at the wheel (or height of the bike if you like). I don't know the ratio, but it will be significant.

The WP shock looks like it is adjustabke for length, and is currently set short. You should be able to get that 10mm (or 16 if the Ohlins table is anything to go by) by adjusting the length. (Right hand end of your picture).


Can't thank you enough for spotting that.
I was about to drop £150 on a used BMW unit, but I don't have too because you were right.
It is adjustable by removing, loosening the lock nut and unscrewing to the desired length.
I added 10mm to take the length out to 360mm, which is where it should be.
That left 9mm after the lock nut going back into the shock body.
Awesome guys.
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Re: Shock advice

Postby Herb » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:24 pm

WP is good quality suspension. If you had been forced to buy a s/h shock, I suspect you would have got more back selling the WP unit.

Was the max height marking visible?
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Re: Shock advice

Postby fontana » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:57 pm

Herb wrote:

Was the max height marking visible?


Yes it is.
There is a marked thread.
It's now the first thread below the locknut at a setting of 360mm eye to eye.

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Re: Shock advice

Postby Herb » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:33 pm

Perfect. As a consequence, the bike will turn in faster too.
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Re: Shock advice

Postby fontana » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:39 pm

Herb wrote:Perfect. As a consequence, the bike will turn in faster too.


Correct.
There is a noticeable improvement in steering characteristics.
Like having a new bike.
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Re: Shock advice

Postby SP250 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:04 pm

And it won't fall off the side stand so easily 'cos its now leaning over further.
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Re: Shock advice

Postby boxerscott » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:43 pm

Herb wrote:Couple of things.

10mm at the shock, will equate to more than that at the wheel (or height of the bike if you like). I don't know the ratio, but it will be significant.

The WP shock looks like it is adjustabke for length, and is currently set short. You should be able to get that 10mm (or 16 if the Ohlins table is anything to go by) by adjusting the length. (Right hand end of your picture).
Well spotted.

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Re: Shock advice

Postby fontana » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:04 am

boxerscott wrote: Well spotted.

Chris


Indeed.

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Re: Shock advice

Postby madshep » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:13 pm

After picking up my R1100s today and getting it home I put it on the centre stand and found that the back wheel was still actually on the ground and couldn't be rotated.

Also it felt a little like the bike was going to roll forward off the stand too!!

I got a thin piece of board and placed it under the stand to lift the bike enough for it to fell stable.

Any clues what is going on here??

Thanks

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Re: Shock advice

Postby Jeff Highland » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:26 pm

Has it had either an adjustable or a short Paralever strut fitted? this will affect the ease with which it goes onto the centrestand.
A picture of the rear end from the right side will give an indication. (with the bike on the sidestand)

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Re: Shock advice

Postby simon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Is the rear bit with the wheel almost inline with the swing arm? If so then that raises the back end.
... what colour spring is on the rear shock?
If yellow (i.e longer than standard) then a previous owner could have retro fitted a standard stand or maybe wrong one fitted originally.
How does it seem on the side stand? I know the come in different lengths...
My #2 bike had standard springs but felt v. uneasy and too upright on even a v. slight right/left slope.
Another member had yellow springs but had too much lean on the side stand.
We swapped side stands and both much more comfortable.
I think the wrong ones had been fitted since birth...
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