Hi Zeph.Rode today with a group of friends through our favourite back roads. I led the group and the Versys just left them behind on every corner. The new settings are spot on and the bike felt bloody brillant!!
One of the guys followed me home after having had a ride on my bike. He wanted his hard sports settings altered to try and get closer to the plush feel of my bike. We reset his static sag and backed off the rebound dampening. The compression dampening seemed about right. I will find out next week if it's any better. I rode his bike earlier and it sure can't be any worse!!
Well that's the end of my R1 story. I hope it inspires others to give it a go.
I am searching for the same in the UK. I will let you know what I find.get one custom wound. So far the places I've spoken with want a hefty engineering fee to do a one-off custom job. Anybody know of a place that specializes in custom coil springs?
It will be interesting to hear how that configuration turns out. I would think that spring would be much too soft for the V. Keep in mind the R1 has linkage and the V doesn't. I've attached the measured spring rate of the stock V spring.I ordered a 13.8 kg/mm spring, figuring I'm a bit heavier than Zeph, and I have a top box.
Thanks for the info, Ted. I based my spring rate on Zeph's, and he on yours.. I'm sure others have/will read this info, so we all owe you a debt of gratitude.The spring I have on my Hagon shock is 14kg. I weigh 120kg total with all my touring bags on and fully loaded up for a trip. I find it just great for me. Zeph based his spring on my info as he is lighter than me.
Go for your 13.8 spring and let us know how it goes.
If it is good I must find out how much it will cost me to get one sent to UK.
I would be very grateful if one of you guys who has an R1 spring would tell me the inside diameter and the overall length.
I dont intend to buy an R1 shock till I know I can get a spring for it.
It would help a lot finding one if I knew the measurements.