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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.

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Re: BMW S1000RR shock conversion question
« Reply #84 on: 03 August 2020, 06:42:13 PM »
Hi
Carried out this mod using early 2009 shock but instead of drilling both mounts to 12mm, I followed another method spotted elsewhere which retains 10mm bolts using custom bearing sleeves, OD 12mm ID 10MM, fitted to fazer mount points.  I fitted 110NM spring to shock, set Compression adjusters to BMW "Comfort" positions and Rebound to 7, so far.  At same time fitted r6 5EB forks, resprung also.  Bike handles great just harsh over sharp bumps.  Came back after latest run found what feels like top mount worn, lifted rear found a lot of play, I now have correct spacers for top mount to fit but it may well be BMW shock mount may be extremely worn - if necessary how do you remove the top bushes, any help would be much appreciated.
Back full circle first bike Yamaha, RD250C now another Yamaha, FAZER 1000 - S1000RR shock, R6 5EB RWU forks, both resprung, just fitted so much better......