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1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« on: June 01, 2013, 04:17:31 pm »
Took the R to Hilton Heyward for a suspension upgrade, this is what he did and said:

The fork setting was built for max comfort and not very suitable for proper off road use. Fork spring I fitted is great and I am very happy with that. Shock I left the setting standard and I am a little disappointed with the shock hardware, but it is sufficient.  I have fitted the Yacugar progressive spring and it works well. The spring at the rear is a good modification otherwise because this shock has no PDS system like the old adventure and by using the progressive spring it should greatly improve off road handling.  Bike is ready for collection, and I am sure it will be much better for real off road

I have not used it in anger yet, but came home over some gravel roads, and jumped a few storm humps, the front dives less and the rear is harder and lands MUCH better.  Overall I was very happy although its marginally less comfy and soft on the road.



Then fitted the R tinted touring screen, very very lekker at speed. I'm 1.9m and the small screen works well but if you look sidewways your peak gets a lekker tug. With this screen at its lowest setting i'm comfy!  Also bashplate fitted, its a serioius bashplate!  Progressive and marginally higher handlebar raisers (sorry Jan) and offroad toggle which remembers settings.  I also worked out how to switch off the flashing gear change light or to set it to come on at higher revs!  And how to keep the lights on.

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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 09:32:48 pm »
Nice!!!

Give some feedback on suspension when you had the chance to give it a proper ride  :thumleft:
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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 08:25:16 am »
Mine is going in on Wednesday  ;D
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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 08:29:33 am »
Is the suspension so soft that it needs upgrading??? These bikes are not designed to be hardcore enduro machines as far as I know....  :deal: :eek7:
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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 08:36:40 am »
Is the suspension so soft that it needs upgrading??? These bikes are not designed to be hardcore enduro machines as far as I know....  :deal: :eek7:

I am a very big boy, from a off-road background - the right suspension for your weight makes all the difference... I'll never ride a bike with the wrong springs for my weight.

For me the front wheel dipped just to much under hard braking and because of my weight the front wheel is to light (i.e rear suspension sag to much and lifts the front wheel) I would have made this change on a BMW and most definitely on a Honda or Yamaha  ;)

Hilton does some other magic as well: polishes the internal goodies and if you want he'll look at the shims as well. 

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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 08:00:39 pm »
Could you give us an idea of cost...?
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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 10:09:02 pm »
The suspension mod makes sense.  I have been wondering about the lack of PDS on the 1190 rear....  Maybe a progressive spring will be the thing to do?  Together with the front springs.

I would change the front rim too, makes sense for the riding I like.

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Re: Re: Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 10:11:07 pm »
Could you give us an idea of cost...?

Between R 4 and 6 k depends on what you do.

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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 10:13:17 pm »
Thanks GG - A lot cheaper than upgrading F800 Suspension...

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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 02:47:19 pm »
Could you give us an idea of cost...?

Quote on supplying and fitting replacement front and rear spring came to just under R4k, I'll want him to service and check it over so total cost probably somewhere around R5k but definitely below R6k
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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 12:32:51 pm »
Hi GG

Please let me know where the setting is for the light as well as the ref Red light.

Many Thanks

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What a awesome bike, i also use the longest drive home and constantly looking for a gap to take the bike for spin during working hours.

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Re: 1190 R progressive suspension & farkles
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2013, 01:32:34 pm »
Under settings, page all the way down, I never realized there were more!  I think the light setting is called ICR or LDR and should be off, one or two setting further down you'll find the shift changer setting, you can have it off or at 8500 revs.