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Ralf z
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PostSubject: Suspension work over    Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:38 am

Well after Pete telling me my bikes suspension was woeful, I finally took my bike to Terry hays at shock treatment on Tuesday.

He measured sag and my weight, then went for a test ride.
His test track road is like a goat track which I told him that's mainly the roads I ride on.
Four hours later he'd resprung the rear changed the valving extended the internal travel by 3mm via shims,also re valved the front and new seals etc etc .
Then all back in the bike and test rode.
Wow what a difference I just road 750 kms yesterday via putty road Oxley highway to walcha and the 550 kms back home today Aussies will understand those roads.
All up $1000.00 Aussie dollars ,my opinion great bang for buck. I'm rapt.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:09 am

Oooooo nice, I have mine booked in just waiting for him to source some parts Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:19 am

The downside to improving your suspension is, it becomes the yardstick for your next purchase.
In turn, they will all need to be better than the last.

At least I can say my engine is stock.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:29 am

I would not need to improve my suspension if my weight was 'stock'! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:04 am

I WISH we had someone local that was a suspension wiz , there are some that claim to be but in reality they are wannabes ... so it is up to your self ...currently my GRiSO 1100 has stock front suspension and a Matris on the back , it is better than it was stock but still could be much better I think .
So I will start again working with what I have and see what happens ..time to start all over and see if I can improve it before winter, which is coming rapidly here in Canada
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:54 pm

Converted Duc wrote:
Oooooo nice, I have mine booked in just waiting for him to source some parts Smile

Good stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:13 am

Good on ya Ralf
I sent my shock to Terry with all the info,weight of me and Leanne + luggage .
Sent the shock back and I haven't touched it.
Perfect.
My Dr650 front springs the same sent him my weight and the riding I do.
And perfect.
Hi is a guru suspension dude.
Highly recommended.

Harry
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:15 pm

Ralf z wrote:
Well after Pete telling me my bikes suspension was woeful, I finally took my bike to Terry hays at shock treatment on Tuesday.

He measured sag and my weight, then went for a test ride.
His test track road is like a goat track which I told him that's mainly the roads I ride on.
Four hours later he'd resprung the rear changed the valving extended the internal travel by 3mm via shims,also re valved the front and new seals etc etc .
Then all back in the bike and test rode.
Wow what a difference I just road 750 kms yesterday via putty road Oxley highway to walcha and the 550 kms back home today Aussies will understand those roads.
All up $1000.00 Aussie dollars ,my opinion great bang for buck. I'm rapt.

Oh yeah, what a difference a suspension tune up makes on a GRiSO. Mine was done by our local (Northern Rivers) suspension guru Paul Rooney, who swapped a stronger Honda spring to the rear and rebuilt all the shocks etc. Along with new Pilot 4's, my 2008 GRiSO is now the best handling bike I've ever had.

When I bought the bike, the rear shock buffer was flattened, and bad roads were like torture.

Cheers
Terry
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:15 am

Paul Rooney , BMW guru builds some of the sweetest Dakar style flat twins on the planet. My mate has one that he has ridden around the world three times
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension work over    Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:26 am

Converted Duc wrote:
Paul Rooney , BMW guru builds some of the sweetest Dakar style flat twins on the planet. My mate has one that he has ridden around the world three times

I had the honor of Paul showing me some of his own designed and crafted BMW chassis in his machine shop, and I had the distinct feeling I was seeing a rare craftsman at work and that his like won't likely be seen again. He had bikes (built on his frames) in various stages, all for overseas customers.

After Paul reconditioned my GRiSO suspension, he adjusted everything and had me go for a 10km ride then he checked and measured it all again. I feel very fortunate that Paul accepted my GRiSO to work on as he is very fussy about which jobs he accepts.
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