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Old 01-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #31
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Vetmxr what do you weigh geared up? And how much luggage weight do you carry?
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #32
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Vetmxr what do you weigh geared up? And how much luggage weight do you carry?
220lbs fully geared minus luggage. I'm just looking for a ballpark for normal 50/50 riding.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #33
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I'm 240 switch gear and had Superplush do a revolve and I stall .72's it work fantastic! Like a whole new bike on gravel
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #34
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Pm sent vetmxr...
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #35
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I am struggling to see how an increase form the stock 0.48 to 0.70 is required. I had my own (2011 990 Adv) forks resprung to 0.56 with a revalve to suit - that's an ~17% increase in spring rate and it seems fine for my 85kg 'naked' + gear + load.

On a recent trip across Australia with lots of fast and slow dirt roads (and some really gnarly sections) I am not aware of ever bottoming the forks but did use all of the suspension travel. Front and rear were set to 'max payload'; with no load this setting feels quite stiff.

I am no suspension guru so happy to defer to the experts, but my understanding was that if you are using all of your travel and not bottoming, you're pretty close to the mark. Of course, if all you are doing is riding on smooth roads than compliance may not be your primary concern, rather things like fork dive under braking, and you can get away with much stiffer and less compliant forks.
I know where you are coming from. The traditional train of thought for pretty much all the 950/990 ADV was to put a set of anything from 0.54 to 0.58 kg/mm springs in with a revalve. However, there has been a bit of a shift and experimentation with putting in stiffer springs with alternative valving (putting in 0.58 kg/mm would also require a revalve of course). Think of it as a bit of a different path. I had mine with 0.56 I think, and while it was light and day better than stock, I still feel that it could have been stiffer, with the valving modified to suit to get it to move through the stroke nicely. They carry so much bloody weight over the front end, you can certainly jack up the spring weight.

If you were in the USA/Canada, I'm sure a call to SPS etc would give you an idea on the current train of thought and methodology in getting the most out of the ADV machines.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #36
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The suspension that I run was installed by Moto Pro Suspension . Phone number 800-277-5089.

My bike is a 2007 ktm 990 adventure with ABS.

With all my gear Iam at 225 pounds.

If you use a 70 front spring it will not take up the square edge bumps. Make sure you get the right spring for the weight of the person plus there gear.

I run a Ultra Max Valving system with a mid valve kit with a 62 front spring and have never had any problems.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:43 PM   #37
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Great thread this one.

My 03 950 Adv dives a fair bit under road riding. How can I tell what spring I have ? Is there markings on them ?
PO dosnt know.

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #38
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If you provide me with the ID, OD, diameter of wire, and number of active coils I can provide you with the spring rate.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #39
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Many thanks. It may be a few weeks before I can do it, bit I will.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #40
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do you guys know of any European site that that carries varius spring rates for our specs?

a shipment from Supersplush will definetely cost me as much as the springs themselves

ty for any info

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #41
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I'll chime in with my $.02 I really like my .64 SPS set up. I worked across the street from there shop for over a year and did a lot of testing on different set ups. .70 is great for spirited road rides of big hits off road but don't move as much as I like for smaller trail junk. Cheers!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #42
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do you guys know of any European site that that carries varius spring rates for our specs?

a shipment from Supersplush will definetely cost me as much as the springs themselves

ty for any info

If they ship it via US Post Office, it shouldn't be too bad. Call Slavens also. If they won't ship USPS, you can have them sent to my house and I will ship them USPS to you myself.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #43
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If they ship it via US Post Office, it shouldn't be too bad. Call Slavens also. If they won't ship USPS, you can have them sent to my house and I will ship them USPS to you myself.
first of all, my respect for your offer.



second, its not the shipping charges that make it expensive. its the custom charges from U.S to Europe.


third I find it difficult to believe that there is no single shop, manufacturer, dealer that doesn't carry a 210mm spring in various rates in the whole E.U

is that true?
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:35 AM   #44
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I have no idea if it's the same in Greece as in Romania, but if the value of the package is under 100$ or marked as Gift... there's no customs fee. Paired with the offer from the fellow inmate from above...you may want to investigate that :)

I had a friend going to the US that gracefully accepted some extra hardware in his luggage on the return trip so i managed to avoid international shipping charges.

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first of all, my respect for your offer.



second, its not the shipping charges that make it expensive. its the custom charges from U.S to Europe.


third I find it difficult to believe that there is no single shop, manufacturer, dealer that doesn't carry a 210mm spring in various rates in the whole E.U

is that true?

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