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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #75 on: 30 November 2019, 08:00:55 PM »
Catalin, a new spring would be the first thing to get.


A spring for the BMW shock?

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #76 on: 01 December 2019, 12:59:46 PM »
Set the rear preload 15 to 20mm, be careful not to wind the adjuster off the threads as it will damage them.
Set all damping adjusters to 4.
I weigh 85kg and my wife about 55kg which is 40kg more than your weight and have toured with that setting. 

After 20000km I changed the damping to 5 all round and never had to touched the preload in that time.

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #77 on: 01 December 2019, 05:11:13 PM »
Ok, thanks for the feedback, will be doing that soon it gets to me. Thank you

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #78 on: 13 January 2020, 08:52:26 PM »
Set the rear preload 15 to 20mm, be careful not to wind the adjuster off the threads as it will damage them.
Set all damping adjusters to 4.
I weigh 85kg and my wife about 55kg which is 40kg more than your weight and have toured with that setting. 

After 20000km I changed the damping to 5 all round and never had to touched the preload in that time.


I was lookin over your advices. Why didn't you use a 12 mm nut for the 12 mm bolt?

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #79 on: 13 January 2020, 09:57:44 PM »
I didnt have a suitable  self locking nut available at the time.

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #80 on: 14 January 2020, 07:44:13 PM »
OK, so i can use a 12mm nut. I was thinking that something is not fitting there, thats why you used a 10mm nut

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #81 on: 14 January 2020, 10:10:49 PM »
Yes, no issues with using a 12mm self locking nut.

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #82 on: 16 January 2020, 11:19:15 AM »
What material did you use for those two shims? Shpould I do them 2,65 thick or 2.5 thick?

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #83 on: 16 January 2020, 12:06:23 PM »
They need to be 2.65mm thick otherwise you will ending up bending something or the shock will be loose.
I got a fellow to make them for me out of an Aluminium bar.
There is a fellow called Derek Pierce in the Yamaha FZS 1000 Fazer group on Facebook making the spacers.