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Offline vlerk

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Suspension upgrade
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:50:13 PM »
Is here anyone who has upgraded the suspension of his Multi 950 and can share the experience of the upgrade?
I'm looking for an upgrade set and know that Hyperpro sells sets off progressive frontfork spings and a rear spring for 425,- Euro mounted on the bike.

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Vlerk

Offline Msblade

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 05:42:31 AM »
Did you get the shock? Im looking for one

Offline vlerk

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 08:41:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Msblade [+]
Did you get the shock? Im looking for one

Yes i've upgraded the frontfork springs and the rear spring for Hyperpro springs. Result the bike is much better in balans and the front doesn't dive as much as with the the original springs.
I'm satisfied with the upgrade. It costs 425,- Euro's including mounting them onto the bike.

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Vlerk

Offline Ferret

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 11:00:53 PM »
I am surprised you felt the need to replace the springs , I say this based upon my own tests and what  reviews have said  and basically the front dive can be dialled out with its full adjustments available and the rear shock also is fully adjustable nod of god quality . I have used progressive springs myself. With great results on machines generally that have cheap poor quality or budget set ups .

Offline vlerk

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 05:23:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ferret [+]
I am surprised you felt the need to replace the springs , I say this based upon my own tests and what  reviews have said  and basically the front dive can be dialled out with its full adjustments available and the rear shock also is fully adjustable nod of god quality . I have used progressive springs myself. With great results on machines generally that have cheap poor quality or budget set ups .

The original parts are not bad, bud a lot off adjusting was not possible because the rear spring is parly progressive and partly lineair.
Once the new springs are mounted onto the bike and adjusted well you can feel the difference.
And because I use the bike for 99% on road it feels better for me.

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Vlerk

Offline Dave G

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 10:25:35 AM »
I just see no point in changing the suspension. The bike has been designed with what is fitted and has plenty of adjustment to suit my style of riding.
It's a special art to set up suspension so I leave well alone and trust tyres and set up that I have. I have only adjusted the preload for luggage. I've got used to the front end dive

I guess on a track you will need a firmer setting but it's not really a track bike.

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 04:04:13 PM »
Im with you on this one Dave G. The suspension is absolutely fine for road use; I dont use it off road so cant comment on that. I only ride it solo and the level of comfort is very high without being wallowy and I can scratch it around the twisties with the confidence that nothing untoward is going to happen. I would not consider an upgrade as I dont feel that I would achieve anything but lighten my wallet.

Offline Msblade

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 08:31:45 PM »
Remember suspension also has alot to do with your weight, riding style and how goaty your road is.  Once I finish my project lowering the bike (just a ring but now I need to shorten the kickstand) I'll update the post. 

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Re: Suspension upgrade
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 02:04:34 PM »
Im used to my 1200s ohlins  and when i rode the 950, it was sketchy with my style of riding.

I turned the preload all the way in on the forks and it was great! I softened it a bit 1 or 2 turns but I did not like it so i just tightened that sucker up.

I then did the rebound and made it rebound quickly. I forgot the settings but it rebounded less than a second. Im currently playing with the compression till I get almost full use of my forks. Ill leave around 1 inch from bottoming out and set it there.

As for the rear shock, I adjusted the preload and found that at full hard, it acted like the way I want it. I then backed off 5 turns since this is not a sportbike :) I then adjusted the rebound and compression like above.

Since Ill be touring with It, Ill just adjust the compression when i do