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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: Maverick702 on November 10, 2016, 04:41:15 pm

Title: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Maverick702 on November 10, 2016, 04:41:15 pm
Hi guys! I also decided to do the whole trade in, trade up thing with BMW and bought myself a Trophy! Wow! What a bike! I've played a bit with the hardness of the suspension till I found what suits me. Where however is the bloody knob to adjust the damping??? Does anybody know because Google only shows the models with ESA. Thanks.

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Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Draadwerk on November 10, 2016, 04:52:52 pm
Congratulations on the new bike. Post some pics of the new prized possession
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Maverick702 on November 10, 2016, 05:12:15 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161110/c43dd84c9008ad8dfb18f42f218358fe.jpg)

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Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Imran on November 11, 2016, 09:33:59 am
from the side stand side, run your hand down the rear shock/spring and at the bottom, you'll find the adjustment knob...
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Imran on November 11, 2016, 09:55:30 am
see pic for adjustment knobs for spring pre-load and damping
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Stichhom on November 11, 2016, 09:57:13 am
Hi. It is in your manual as supplied with bike.
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on November 11, 2016, 10:29:12 am
I find the damping too hard and have softened mine.

I heard somewhere the seat should sag 25% when you sit on it for optimum suspension characteristics
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Maverick702 on November 12, 2016, 12:46:12 pm
from the side stand side, run your hand down the rear shock/spring and at the bottom, you'll find the adjustment knob...
Thanks Imran! Got it

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Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Imran on November 14, 2016, 01:16:37 pm
You're welcome! Enjoying the "trophy"?
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: Maverick702 on November 14, 2016, 04:56:59 pm
Oh yes! Tremendously!!

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Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: BlingKing on March 08, 2017, 02:42:47 pm
Stand the bike upright off the stand and push down hard on the rear carrier to compress the shock,
The bike should take a full second to come back to it's normal stance (Static Sag)
If it snaps back too quick, add more rebound (turn knob at bottom clockwise in small increments - quarter turn or less) if it takes too long to come back up then turn the knob anti-clockwise.
It is a rough measurement but the best there is - push down and say Mississippi - the rest you can evaluate out on the road to see if it is right.

The sag measurements mentioned earlier are to set  the pre-load settings which are adjusted via the BEEEG Knoppie at the top of the shock. This is the adjustment of your spring pre-load to cater for your weight and ride style  It is correct that you should be looking for a "drop" of around 25% of the total shock travel.

When I get enough time I will do a proper write-up on how to set this but there are enough Americans to provide that I am sure on Google!
Title: Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 08, 2017, 03:35:44 pm
Stand the bike upright off the stand and push down hard on the rear carrier to compress the shock,
The bike should take a full second to come back to it's normal stance (Static Sag)
If it snaps back too quick, add more rebound (turn knob at bottom clockwise in small increments - quarter turn or less) if it takes too long to come back up then turn the knob anti-clockwise.
It is a rough measurement but the best there is - push down and say Mississippi - the rest you can evaluate out on the road to see if it is right.

The sag measurements mentioned earlier are to set  the pre-load settings which are adjusted via the BEEEG Knoppie at the top of the shock. This is the adjustment of your spring pre-load to cater for your weight and ride style  It is correct that you should be looking for a "drop" of around 25% of the total shock travel.

When I get enough time I will do a proper write-up on how to set this but there are enough Americans to provide that I am sure on Google!

Good info...