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Old 02-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #349
David R
I been called a Nut Job..
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Joined: Oct 2009
Location: In Da Swamps of WNY
Oddometer: 2,576

I finally did it. I took my 12 R1200R and removed the rear shock. I took the spring off and added a 304 stainless 3mm shim to increase preload or raise ride height. How ever you look at it.

Sag with me on the bike was 51 mm all the way low to 29 all the way high.

Now its 45 all the way low to 22 cranked all the way up.

I also got almost all the air out of the hydraulic adjuster. Before it got resistnce at the 4th click. Now I get resistance at the first click.

Can't report on what it did until its warmer than 6* f. and the snow goes away.

45mm sag is as low as I want to set it. Anything more is wasted (lost) suspension travel to me.

I have the same shim for the front. I need to ride it first, one change at a time.

Front sag now is 41mm I wold like 35.

I bought this R1200R in early september. Its a long winter.

2012 R1200R ! 2000 R1100RT (parts for sale!), 1976 R75/6, 2014 Vulcan 900 Trike
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