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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension upgrades

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I am a new FJR rider after owning three other bikes, two of which I still own. Just picked up a 2007 FJR with 8,200 miiles. I love everything about the bike except the suspension when riding 2up. The front left fork tube leaks fork oil so I'm going to have the seals replaced in both tubes. I would like to have a suspension upgrade done at the same time. The bike sags too much and rides spongy with a passenger onboard. We're talking about 400lbs of people in 2up mode with nothing in the saddle bags. I looked through the forums and threads and got Traxxion Dynamics, GP Suspension, LE Suspension, and Wilber's for aftermarket sources. I will get on the phone with these companies tomorrow but I wondered if anyone had any first hand experience or comments they would like to share on solutions that worked for 2up riding on their FJR? I don't want to make a $2,000 mistake! Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 11:04 PM
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FYI from another forum:

GP Suspension was bought out by KFG Racing in Auburn, Washington.

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I upgraded to Wilber's many years ago (front and rear) and have been very happy. I specified my riding style/requirements and weight, and at first the rear shock was slightly undersprung, but this was corrected promptly. I am sure that other supliers would do the same.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. Wilber's shocks have come up as favorites in several articles about the FJR. Can't wait to get it firmed up a bit. I'll post the items choosen and results when completed.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 08:57 PM
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I've been happy with my Hagon suspension. The Hagon is cheaper than a lot of the big name companies. You let them know what your looking for and they custom build a shock for you. I also put in heavier fork springs from Hagon.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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As of now my search for suspension upgrades has led me to Race Tech. I want to keep the cost down so I won't be using an Ohlins set up. My plan is to install heavier rate front fork springs and replace the stock rear spring with a heavier rate spring on the stock shock. I will still have adjustability, should have greatly improved 2up handling characteristics, and won't hurt the bank account as much. I should have everything installed in about two weeks allowing time for shipping. I'll post how it turns out.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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no you didn't, shame on you. No update. Philharmonic
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-16-2014, 10:03 PM
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I would like to hear about the update myself. I'm thinking about taking the same route.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 09:10 AM
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In another topic someone on the forum mentioned these guys just north of Atlanta a few weeks ago. I've never used them however after checking out their site if I ever decide to upgrade the suspension I'm going to give them a call.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 01:37 PM
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Over here in Belgium i bought Hyperpro front fork springs and the difference is amazing.
The difference in lenght is shown in the pic,remark the bike stays at the same height !

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