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    Fitting a shock spacer

    Anyone done this? Assume the tank has to come off to get to the top of the rear shocker? Is it worth the hassle...does it really make a difference to the handling?

    Cheers

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty View Post
    Anyone done this? Assume the tank has to come off to get to the top of the rear shocker? Is it worth the hassle...does it really make a difference to the handling?

    Cheers

    Jon
    YES - done it

    NO - tank just lifted at rear and supported whilst nut undone

    YES - bike feels much better - turns faster - best improvement for price on a BB

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Absoluting one of the cheapest and most improved extra's for the Bird

    Do It !
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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    After fitting, do you have to lower the front? Will the rear wheel be on the ground while on the center stand?
    Looks like an easy fit..

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishrover View Post
    After fitting, do you have to lower the front? Will the rear wheel be on the ground while on the center stand?
    Looks like an easy fit..
    Nope

    Depends on tire profile usually not
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by beestoys View Post
    Nope

    Depends on tire profile usually not
    +1 No need to lower front and it can make it twitchy if lowered too much and yes the rear tyre can just touch the ground on the CS depending on the tyre
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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    My 04 with 5mm adjustment with brigstone T31 just touches when brand new

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    OK.. So the story is. I bought a 2000 BB in showroom condition 33,000KL and the previous owner dropped the front about 10mm and said he put a spacer on the rear SUSP... I want to put it all back to stock (maybe just keep the rear spacer) but I think if I raise the front to factory position the rear wheel will be on the ground while on CS.

    I am thinking he has replaced the rear Sus with something longer and had to drop the front to allow things to work, the rear suspension has a Black spring. Is this normal for a 2000 European edition?
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishrover View Post
    OK.. So the story is. I bought a 2000 BB in showroom condition 33,000KL and the previous owner dropped the front about 10mm and said he put a spacer on the rear SUSP... I want to put it all back to stock (maybe just keep the rear spacer) but I think if I raise the front to factory position the rear wheel will be on the ground while on CS.

    I am thinking he has replaced the rear Sus with something longer and had to drop the front to allow things to work, the rear suspension has a Black spring. Is this normal for a 2000 European edition?
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks
    With the rest of the bike std and a 6mm shim over the rear shock - the rear wheel is very close to touching the floor on the ctr stand.
    The 6mm shim makes around 18mm difference at the axle.

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Standard Spring is normally red I believe all years and markets?
    The answer is 42

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Krisbiker2 View Post
    Standard Spring is normally red I believe all years and markets?
    Yep assuming it is on an OE shock. That said somebody like me may have powder coated it
    Full of Hot air? Intercool yourself............ you know it makes sense

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Well thats interesting.
    Here is the rear shock... Maybe he changed it..

    Its NOT RED ;-)
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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Ok so looks like springs got a different color. But it might still be stock, unfortunately the only way to be sure is to pull it and have it tested. Can't see markings on the plates. Could he have swapped positions and raised it I know if you flip them you can drop the rear. Anyone want to chime in here I've always ran mine in the stock location.
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: Fitting a shock spacer

    Hyperpro do a replacement rear spring that is black. If this is one of them then there should be markings on it.
    If it is an OE one that has been powder coated there will be none.

    The triangle plates don't look to have the 'factory' finish so they might have been taken off and 'worked' on. As beestoys has said they can be 'played' with but you can't end up with the markings inside both triangles .... suggest you have a look for the arrows, a small mirror and light helps for looking at the 'insides'. The geometry of the plates looks right to me (I've also always run in standard position to avoid changing the accelerations of the shock) so if there are no markings a measurement between the bolt centers will be able to confirm the position they are set in.
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