1290 Suspension

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by yiloong » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi All, I just got myself a pair of Mupo Catridge kit and I wish to check with you the oil level / air gap for the cartridge assembly? Factory OEM spec is 110mm and the Mupo manual is 150mm. May I know which spec that I need to follow?

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by kevxtx » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:36 pm

I would say you need to follow the instructions from Mupo Catridge kit.

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by yiloong » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:02 am

kevxtx wrote:I would say you need to follow the instructions from Mupo Catridge kit.
Hi Kev, Thanks for your advise. Will follow the instruction from Mupo. Can't wait to see how the suspension perform...

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by chrisRR » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:37 am

Yeah I'm keen to know also. While the 1290 R is awesome for the most part, known issues aside, the front suspension is the biggest let down in my opinion.

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by yiloong » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:45 am

I just assembled the Mupo cartridge into my forks and I encountered weird sound after installation. The sound like the spring hitting the center shaft.. anyone encountered issue before??

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by 2_SL0 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:34 am

I have a reasonably simple question.
I don't want to put kits in or anything like that.
But I eventually will want to swap the fork springs and shock spring for a suitable item for my weight. Where do I get WP replacement springs or equivalent from? Preference is WP component but I would appreciate if I can contact a company give my weight, bike type etc and they send out the suitable replacement components?

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by McDirty » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:23 am

2_SL0 wrote:I have a reasonably simple question.
I don't want to put kits in or anything like that.
But I eventually will want to swap the fork springs and shock spring for a suitable item for my weight. Where do I get WP replacement springs or equivalent from? Preference is WP component but I would appreciate if I can contact a company give my weight, bike type etc and they send out the suitable replacement components?
Traxxion is the only place ive foind that will mess with
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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by Shane » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:40 pm

2_SL0 wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:34 am
I have a reasonably simple question.
I don't want to put kits in or anything like that.
But I eventually will want to swap the fork springs and shock spring for a suitable item for my weight. Where do I get WP replacement springs or equivalent from? Preference is WP component but I would appreciate if I can contact a company give my weight, bike type etc and they send out the suitable replacement components?
How much you weigh?

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Re: 1290 Suspension

Post by James K » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:17 am

Hi
I see some guys talk about fitting new suspension parts and asking advice etc...........
I think the best advice, leave it to a guy who knows what he is doing.............
I do many track days on a fireblade 09 abs (track only no lights etc), completely set up for track the only thing i changed was i got a 2012 rear suspension standard Honda fireblade it fits straight on the 09, better unit stronger springs then took to a professional. HM racing they know what there doing, been doing years, the blade was perfect 1st time for less than a £100 plus £200 for 2012 unit 2nd hand, nearly new. The bike was set up for me weight, sag and loved it 1st time not touched it since. So easy.........

When i bought my 2017 SDr for the road and last year and some track days this year are planed, after 1st service I took to HM racing and they set it up for road , what a difference feels planted on the road but after 2500 miles front feels a little soft will take it back and get them to check and change for for a few pounds saying best set up for track and road.........While I relax and have a coffee

What I say don't mess about with it unless you really understand it all................ for what it cost let someone who knows what there doing, no guessing, and if not quite right take it back till ok.
I know some like like to tinker but can be dangerous if not all balanced out with your weight and measured for sag etc
Just my thoughts.........

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