Oil Weight and Air Gap with Hyperpro on F800GS

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Mal_B, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Mal_B

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    Hi All,

    I recently purchased the firmer hyperpro front springs and shock spring. My set came without instructions. I don't s'pose anyone knows the recommended oil weight and air gap? This is the standard kit, not the lowering kit.

    Thanks,

    mal
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  4. Mal_B

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    Thanks for that - much appreciated. EPM did get back to me and recommended 10wt oil and an air gap of 120mm. Very different to your setup but similar to my MX bikes.

    Looks like there may be a bit of fiddling around in my future as well. I've never even changed fork oil before so it should be interesting. I've bought a cheap spring compressor so I should hopefully get front and back sorted out over the holidays. I'll report back with anything I find.

    Thanks Again,

    mal
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  5. itsatdm

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    Air gap per the manual is 60 mm
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  6. Mal_B

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    Hmmm...that's a hell of a difference from 120mm. That makes things a little trickier....

    Thanks,

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