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post #11 of 75 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2019, 10:38 am Thread Starter
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And...........let the peer pressure begin..........
Oh god I forgot about the farkles. I haven't done much with bikes over the last 5 years, I got hit on my Concours and took a break for 3-4 years after. The multi doesn't need anything but basic maintenance yet. Feels good to have a project, but I'm thinking I might try to keep the bike mostly stock.

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Does anyone have any experience re-springing the bike for heavier riders? I'm about 240lbs and my wife is 150ish, I'm concerned I may be a bit to heavy for the stock springs riding 2 up.

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If it's got stock fork springs they will be waayyy too soft. They're soft for a 160lbs rider.

I'd consult the race tech website and their spring calculator, they'll sell you some new springs as well.

The rear is too hard for most people, not sure how it would fare with you though.

Anyways once you change those fork springs of course now it'll be underdamped... And so it begins

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If it's got stock fork springs they will be waayyy too soft. They're soft for a 160lbs rider.

I'd consult the race tech website and their spring calculator, they'll sell you some new springs as well.

The rear is too hard for most people, not sure how it would fare with you though.

Anyways once you change those fork springs of course now it'll be underdamped... And so it begins
Ain't that the truth. Know if anybody has played with swapping out the rear shock or sending it in for a rebuild? I'm open to options haha.

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Both Penske and Ohlins make shocks for the SS. I sent my Showa shock to Cogent Dynamics and had Rick rebuild it with better internals, an adjustable length shaft and sprung for my weight. Cheaper than the high end replacements with the same performance. Looks stock except for a red spring. He rebuilt my Showa forks with his own cartridge internals as well.
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Post pics or it didn't happen.

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The joke back in the day was the bike was set up for a 100lb guy with his 300lb wife on the back.

Front springs are too soft and progressive, front high speed compression valves are too restrictive.

Rear shock if showa has a crap restrictive valve.
Rear shock if a sachs/boge is very good\
Rear springs on both are progressive.

The sachs rear shock is better than the showa in every way except you can not get replacement parts, it can be freshened.
The showa takes a large diameter spring which race tech sells, sachs use ohlins or penske.

By the time you revalve and spring the stock showa you will have about $300 in parts plus labor. If you buy a used Ohlins/penske you will have a better design and spare parts availability plus resale of the same as what you spent. If you want original look then revalve the showa, best bang for the buck is the sach's.
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Post pics or it didn't happen.
Hold my beer!

She's finally home! She's been sitting and really needs to be cleaned up so I can assess the situation. Forks are definitely shot. No clue what the cans are and he didn't remember. I'm supposed to be getting more info at work tomorrow. For $800 I'll take it.









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Would appear ya done real well there for just $800 beans! Now the fun, work (and investment) begins...

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Does anyone know what cans those are? There's no markings and I don't know enough about the bike to tell if it's a full system or just cans.

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