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#41 sidestand

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:02 pm

Avonne has a shortened Hagon unit with remote adjustment on his niner - he's got Hagon progressive fork springs as well

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:04 pm

QUOTE(sidestand @ Tue 3rd Feb 2009, 02:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Avonne has a shortened Hagon unit with remote adjustment on his niner - he's got Hagon progressive fork springs as well


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#43 ChrisG

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:34 pm

Dandywarhol's spend a bit of effort in the suspension on his 900. If you find one of his posts he's got it listed in his footer. Also try a search for "gold valve emulators" for some discussion on 900 front suspension.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:07 pm

QUOTE(T_T @ Tue 3rd Feb 2009, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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RACE TECH front internals and FOURNALES on the rear good.gif

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 12:26 am

QUOTE(T_T @ Tue 3rd Feb 2009, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any 900
had ever changed the rear shock or front springs? Any recommandations?


Firstly, You can spend alot of money on gold valves, etc ad nauseum, but they won't make much difference without the right springs for you.


I find the OEM rear shock assy quite good. I set the spring pre-load on 6 for my 95kg self & crank it up to 8 when wife(another 80kg 5' 10" )climbs onboard. Compression I set a little above standard( harder )
& rebound is set at standard. The rear end, mine & the bike's feel pretty good with that setup. good.gif Though it would be nice if the rear pre-load adjustment was easier like on the V-Strom.

The front OEM springs were WAY TOO SOFT dry.gif for me & my riding style. Only with the front spring pre-load cranked right up(1) did the front end get close to feeling any good braking / handling wise. doubtfull.gif

I put Hyperpro Progressive fork springs + their 15w oil in & the front end is now much, much better. good.gif The bad Front end dive is gone & I brake more confidently. The ride over rough roads is very smooth
& the cornering is superb. yeahbaby.gif Spring pre-load is now on 6.

I've had this kit in two bikes now & both were improved immensely by fitting it. I know there are some that don't like the progressive rate spring theory, but I also know that there are professional riders that don't use anything else. The TDM900 uses a progressive linkage system on the rear anyway.
Personally I reckon they are Brilliant! good.gif clapping.gif drinks.gif

Edited by TDMtoraneko, 06 February 2009 - 12:46 am.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:51 pm

QUOTE(TDMtoraneko @ Fri 6th Feb 2009, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Firstly, You can spend alot of money on gold valves, etc ad nauseum, but they won't make much difference without the right springs for you.
I find the OEM rear shock assy quite good. I set the spring pre-load on 6 for my 95kg self & crank it up to 8 when wife(another 80kg 5' 10" )climbs onboard. Compression I set a little above standard( harder )
& rebound is set at standard. The rear end, mine & the bike's feel pretty good with that setup. good.gif Though it would be nice if the rear pre-load adjustment was easier like on the V-Strom.

The front OEM springs were WAY TOO SOFT dry.gif for me & my riding style. Only with the front spring pre-load cranked right up(1) did the front end get close to feeling any good braking / handling wise. doubtfull.gif

I put Hyperpro Progressive fork springs + their 15w oil in & the front end is now much, much better. good.gif The bad Front end dive is gone & I brake more confidently. The ride over rough roads is very smooth
& the cornering is superb. yeahbaby.gif Spring pre-load is now on 6.

I've had this kit in two bikes now & both were improved immensely by fitting it. I know there are some that don't like the progressive rate spring theory, but I also know that there are professional riders that don't use anything else. The TDM900 uses a progressive linkage system on the rear anyway.
Personally I reckon they are Brilliant! good.gif clapping.gif drinks.gif


I couldnt imagine a better explanation, thanks mate

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:42 pm

QUOTE(TDMtoraneko @ Fri 6th Feb 2009, 12:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Firstly, You can spend alot of money on gold valves, etc ad nauseum, but they won't make much difference without the right springs for you.
I find the OEM rear shock assy quite good. I set the spring pre-load on 6 for my 95kg self & crank it up to 8 when wife(another 80kg 5' 10" )climbs onboard. Compression I set a little above standard( harder )
& rebound is set at standard. The rear end, mine & the bike's feel pretty good with that setup. good.gif Though it would be nice if the rear pre-load adjustment was easier like on the V-Strom.

The front OEM springs were WAY TOO SOFT dry.gif for me & my riding style. Only with the front spring pre-load cranked right up(1) did the front end get close to feeling any good braking / handling wise. doubtfull.gif

I put Hyperpro Progressive fork springs + their 15w oil in & the front end is now much, much better. good.gif The bad Front end dive is gone & I brake more confidently. The ride over rough roads is very smooth
& the cornering is superb. yeahbaby.gif Spring pre-load is now on 6.

I've had this kit in two bikes now & both were improved immensely by fitting it. I know there are some that don't like the progressive rate spring theory, but I also know that there are professional riders that don't use anything else. The TDM900 uses a progressive linkage system on the rear anyway.
Personally I reckon they are Brilliant! good.gif clapping.gif drinks.gif


While I with you in theory, in practice I found the 85kg Race Tech springs and the Gold Valves too hard. I put the original (soft) springs back in again not expecting much and found the combo of gold valve conversion and original springs with medium weight oil (Motul) to be just right for me.

So, in reality, its the soft springs combined with the shitty original damping system which makes the front so vague IMO.

Edited by dandywarhol, 08 February 2009 - 11:43 pm.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:40 pm

QUOTE(dandywarhol @ Mon 9th Feb 2009, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
While I with you in theory, in practice I found the 85kg Race Tech springs and the Gold Valves too hard. I put the original (soft) springs back in again not expecting much and found the combo of gold valve conversion and original springs with medium weight oil (Motul) to be just right for me.

So, in reality, its the soft springs combined with the shitty original damping system which makes the front so vague IMO.



my 10kg more weight probably makes all the difference when you multiple it by however many +/- G's coming into & out of corners.
I actually find with the Hyperpro springs, 15w oil & OEM damping rebound set on 2 that, the front end is just about spot on for me solo & being progressive it handles just as well with a pillion.
It all gets down to rider weight, riding style, etc. Whatever works best for you personally. smile.gif

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:32 pm

hi

Silly newbie question, i am looking at a second hand wp rear shock from an unknown year of tdm. As far as i can see the 850 mk1 and mk2 are interchangeable, if it happens to be from a 900 will it fit my mk11 850?
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:39 pm

Afraid not ......the Mk1 & Mk2 have a direct linkage, the Niner is indirect, so different length & fittings.

By the way Finch, if it's that WP on Evilbay at the moment, it's not for a TDM, it's for a TRX - again, different end fittings dry.gif

Edited by sidestand, 06 January 2010 - 08:41 pm.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:03 pm

QUOTE(sidestand @ Wed 6th Jan 2010, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Afraid not ......the Mk1 & Mk2 have a direct linkage, the Niner is indirect, so different length & fittings.

By the way Finch, if it's that WP on Evilbay at the moment, it's not for a TDM, it's for a TRX - again, different end fittings dry.gif


Damn Damn Damn thought it was too good to be true, thanks for the heads up by the way, was going to buy that!!! Oh well back to the search for the elusive quality 2nd hand rear shock bargain.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:23 am

QUOTE(sidestand @ Wed 6th Jan 2010, 09:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Afraid not ......the Mk1 & Mk2 have a direct linkage, the Niner is indirect, so different length & fittings....


To be really clear - the 850 models have NO 'linkage'. That's also why they have such a heavy spring, relative to 'linkaged' bikes of similar porkiness. No other Yamahas nor most other similar bikes have this non-linkage style monoshock. (No, I can't think of one that does!)

Also, the 850 Mk1 has cartridge style fork internals, the 850 Mk2 has simpler, cruder, damper rod internals.

And: The 900s forks have several variations (I think JBX has a chart) - mainly in spring strength and damping, almost from year to year, that you can't talk about the 900 front ends collectively. excl.gif

Do all the 900s have linkage rear suspension? Even so, I'm guessing spring rates and damping varied a lot over the years, no?

Edited by MotoBloke, 03 May 2010 - 08:24 am.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:43 am

QUOTE(Finch @ Wed 6th Jan 2010, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damn Damn Damn thought it was too good to be true, thanks for the heads up by the way, was going to buy that!!! Oh well back to the search for the elusive quality 2nd hand rear shock bargain.



There's one here

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Always going to be a gamble, but at that price.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:28 am

I like the look of the WP EDSII website. Bet it's not cheap. Anyone come across these before? Reliable?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:16 pm

Have decided that Nitron rear is for me. Money well spent I believe. Will get a remote pre-load adjuster as well.



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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:46 pm

Myself and Mat101 have fitted the Wilbers 640 with hydraulic remote pre-load adjuster and so far i truly cannot believe how much it has transformed the rear of the bike, instead of squatting down at the rear, the front wheel comes up a lot more and it feels twice as planted in the corners IMHO

We both bought from Revs Racing and the 2 guys there Nick and John are very helpful as the shock is built to your requirements rather than off the shelf

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:56 pm

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:19 pm

Has anybody come across a remote pre-load adjuster that can be fitted to the OEM rear shock?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:27 pm

QUOTE(TYREDNGRUMPEE @ Fri 15th Oct 2010, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have decided that Nitron rear is for me. Money well spent I believe. Will get a remote pre-load adjuster as well.



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Did you get the nitron?



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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:04 pm

QUOTE(aircooled68 @ Wed 17th Nov 2010, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you get the nitron?
Dave

Not yet. It is at the top of my list as soon as I've scraped enough funds together for next years tour. Pyrennees (again) or Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica.
Plus new passport. Deffo Nitron above anything else though.
It will be done. Changing the suspension is a ritual with me.
Currently running a very standard/recently overhauled front end and a stock rear shock.
I find they work well, but the range within which they work together varies through the course of a ride, widely.
This makes riding the thing a different experience from a full tank to empty. I've never had to adapt so much in the course of a trip.
Throw in some luggage, still I love the bike and the ride. Shame if it became less interesting.
I aim to get a better balance between both ends and will experiment with the front as per suggestions I've read here.
Will fit the Nitron first. I always play with the settings and will have a remote adjuster.
Could it turn out that it becomes boring?
No rush


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