/5 Fork Springs

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by dlrides, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    Anyone have a good source for /5 fork springs ? I want to replace with a much higher load rated spring. Any experience with a cross-reference spring ? A spring has an OD, length and load rating, any matching spec spring would work.

    Thanks in advance.

    Don C
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  2. ducsingle

    ducsingle Been here awhile

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    Some folks use Progressives. I've had good luck with R100RS springs on my /5. I think the RS springs are a little stiffer to account for the weight of the faring, so less dive. That being said, it's still a 40 year old design.
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  3. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    I've had good service and lots of advice from Eurotech Motorsports, and bought their "sport" springs for my 90/6 (which is still in pieces.) Maybe give them a call and ask for Chris.
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  4. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    +1

    I have had absolutely excellent service from them. :clap
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  5. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

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    I also had progressive springs put in my /5. They work great.
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  6. jdiaz

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    Can you still order "heavy duty" springs from the BMW parts fiche? That's what we have.
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  7. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile

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    I prefer the BMW Heavy Duty fork springs over Progressive for Airheads with Hagons out back. They are firm without being harsh and comfortable.

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  8. kixtand

    kixtand Long timer

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    I've heard a lot of other follks say the same thing, and I'll probably end up going that route myself.

    On a seperate topic, are those Mikunis on your /6?

    kix
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