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Offline Lowrance

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Re: Non DDC suspension set up
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 01:39:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by CrazyBiker [+]
Rear R1 shock works on our bikes?

No.  Nitron offer and R1, R2, R3 and Race Pro shocks.  Just their designations.
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Re: Non DDC suspension set up
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 05:24:49 AM »
Yes, as Lowrence states, R1 is Nitron's base model shock. It offers spring preload adjustment, a combined comp/reb adjuster and variable length. Thought the adjustments aren't impressive (as buying a fully adjustable shock) the built quality seems really good, it also helps that you give your weight, riding preferences so they can built the shock accordingly. Wilbers do the same with their shock too. Both shocks can be also upgraded to fully adjustable.

http://www.nitron.co.uk/catalogue_item.php?catID=13396&prodID=86995
https://www.wilbers-shop.de/en/Motorcycle/BMW/S-1000-R-K10-wilbers-17/shock-absorber-type-640-Road.html?manufacturer=l7717b4b922c536678ce9edd6482405c&year=2014&catname=bd295cd47c71e944f701febd9b1ef11f
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Re: Non DDC suspension set up
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 01:57:55 PM »
Hi Lospsi

I am in the same boat as you. Fortunately a bit slimmer ;) I have been at 129kg, but currently at 99kg.

I actually thing the rear shock is quite decent damping wise. I have had some lots worse. I would also like a calibrated spring.

I was amazed to find out that there is no preload adjustment on the front. Never seen comp. and rebound adjustment with no preload. I am also looking for springs matched to weight.

Where did you fit the spacers for preload adjusting?

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Re: Non DDC suspension set up
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 05:49:00 AM »
Hi Tommy,
a local suspension specialist fabricated the spacers, nothing special about them. Since then, I just added a few clicks in the hydraulics. For now, funds are a bit low for an upgrade, I'm learning to accept the poor suspension. To be fair to the bike though, for average riding the bike feels good. It's when you start to push, countersteer and brake hard (aka fast road or track riding) that brings out the "problems".

Regarding springs, so far only Wilbers makes springs for the front, for rear suspension you have a lot of options for a new shock (Wilbers, Ohlins, Nitron, FG Gubellini).
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