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by wsmc99
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Time for rubber
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: Time for rubber

Do you have a GT or an SDR? No matter, you're not going to get 6k miles out of a rear tire. Angles are supposed to work quite well but I bet 3k tops. My stock Dunlop's on my SDR went 1970 miles and maybe had a couple hundred left on them. The Q3's I replaced them with are doing much better and that ...
by wsmc99
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: A Decent Steering Damper for the 1290
Replies: 51
Views: 18621

Re: A Decent Steering Damper for the 1290

Properly set up bikes don't need steering dampers!
Stop spending money on shit you don't need and learn about chassis geometry. :idea:
by wsmc99
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 261
Views: 63787

Re: RE: Re: 1290 Suspension

If the rebound on the fork is a bit fast, could you not just go up one oil weight in that leg? Yes it would help, but it also influences comfort. I do not know what oil is standard in the wp fork... Enviado desde mi A0001 mediante Tapatalk I believe the shock is 2.5w and the fork is spec'd at 4wt. ...
by wsmc99
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 261
Views: 63787

Re: 1290 Suspension

1290 wrote:There's a lot of good shocks around as good as Ohlins. The WP in the catalogue is a nice bit of gear, Elka are also way up there, you just got ya head fucked over by specs and marketing bullshit.
Yup! 8-)
by wsmc99
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Slipping Clutch
Replies: 40
Views: 14050

Re: Slipping Clutch

Turkishexpress wrote:What is the shim fix that everyone is talking about. Does anyone have a how to on the install and where one can source the proper shims?
Order a second set of spring shims and install 3 total.
very easy to do, takes about 10 minutes.
by wsmc99
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 261
Views: 63787

Re: 1290 Suspension

1290 wrote:Compression is good but the rebound is weak in standard form. Thats why I tickled the standard dampening to handle the new spring rates. My personal opinion is the TTX is an overkill for street only use.
Bingo!
by wsmc99
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: setting up for bumpy roads
Replies: 12
Views: 3836

Re: setting up for bumpy roads

These bikes are soft on rebound so I would set the front to 5 or 6 clicks out and the rear out about the same to settle it down.
get your sag right for sure as well.
by wsmc99
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 261
Views: 63787

Re: 1290 Suspension

Well I'd say you are at about the limit of the springs and could probably use a little stiffer front spring, but should be able to get it workable. I'm 40 lbs more than you in gear, but have done the springs. You only have 10mm of rider sag in the rear? It should be about 40mm from unloaded to you ...
by wsmc99
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Front fairings dislodge at speed
Replies: 10
Views: 3052

Re: Front fairings dislodge at speed

Had the same problem the other day and remembered this thread.
One side is easy, the other side is a bitch!
by wsmc99
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Slipping clutch help?
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

Re: Slipping clutch help?

Put additional set of shims in and running Mobil 1 15-50w. No issues, but wasn't having them previously all just preventative.
by wsmc99
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Slipping Clutch
Replies: 40
Views: 14050

Re: Slipping Clutch

I did that but then put an ASV lever on it which has more slack on it.
by wsmc99
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Stock Air Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Stock Air Box

My 2015 has an updated filter retention system from the others I've seen.
The inside of the air box is spotless.
Was going to install a Uni but appears to be no need to.
by wsmc99
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Slipping Clutch
Replies: 40
Views: 14050

Re: Slipping Clutch

Shims are in and tested, all is as it should be.
Tire wear could be better ;-)
by wsmc99
Thu May 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Slipping clutch help?
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

Re: Slipping clutch help?

abc wrote:So if the correct oil is used do the new shims fix the problem.
Can someone tell me the correct thickness so I can make a few new shims.
thanks.
They are oval and about .52mm.
They can be ordered.
Also the rumor is that the GT has updated springs but I can't produce a part number for that yet.
by wsmc99
Tue May 17, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Slipping clutch help?
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

Re: Slipping clutch help?

Shims seem to cure it.
I'm putting mine in as a preventative measure.
I relieved the stock lever plunger and then replaced it with a ASV lever that had more slack on the piston.
Doesn't seem to slip.
by wsmc99
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: HELP: High Speed Wobble, Possible Supension Adjustment?
Replies: 91
Views: 19317

Re: HELP: High Speed Wobble, Possible Supension Adjustment?

Tire could be an issue, I'm running the stock set though the rear is about cooked. I also have a stiffer rear spring so while you may get the "right" sag, you could be riding lower in the shock stroke. I could with the stock spring get the correct sag, but knew it was too low in the stroke because i...
by wsmc99
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: HELP: High Speed Wobble, Possible Supension Adjustment?
Replies: 91
Views: 19317

Re: HELP: High Speed Wobble, Possible Supension Adjustment?

Rear rider sag is 40mm. With the forks back to stock position (5mm) it's definately better. At 3 lines it was 7.5mm, 2.5mm between lines. Still haven't ridden fast enough to upset it. It was stable today at 120mph so it's a step in the right direction. Yep, sounds like it's in the right range now. ...
by wsmc99
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: HELP: High Speed Wobble, Possible Supension Adjustment?
Replies: 91
Views: 19317

Re: HELP: High Speed Wobble, Possible Supension Adjustment?

Just to throw something else in the mix. I've just fitted Mupo cartridges but I'm running the recommended base settings for now until the tyres are scrubbed in. My front preload is 32mm and the rear is 7mm (shock spring from unloaded). Changed both tyres for Metzeler Sportec M7 RR running 40/36 psi...
by wsmc99
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: 1290 Suspension
Replies: 261
Views: 63787

Re: 1290 Suspension

jasonk wrote:hi silent,

I need the spring length as well as inner and outer diameter.

(will you be able to give fork springs and shock spring?)

thank you,
jasonk
Rear spring is about 60mm id and 185mm free length. 971 lbs/in.
Hypercoil 2.25" id springs in 7" free length fit. 8-)