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Offline mbay

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Suspension work
« on: May 28, 2017, 09:20:45 AM »
Hi

I've decided to get me some progressive springs in the front and have some questions.
Is it hard to do the work by myself?
What parts except the springs do i need to order?

How much oil is recommended in the forks? And what type?

For your info I'm changing to WILBERS Zero Friction springs.

Best regards!

Offline Burt

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 09:48:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by mbay [+]
Hi

I've decided to get me some progressive springs in the front and have some questions.
Is it hard to do the work by myself?
What parts except the springs do i need to order?

How much oil is recommended in the forks? And what type?

For your info I'm changing to WILBERS Zero Friction springs.

Best regards!

I seriously think you should ask all those question to the people/company you are purchasing the spring from. After all, they make the conversion and hopefully they should know what the job entails too...

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 10:52:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Burt [+]
I seriously think you should ask all those question to the people/company you are purchasing the spring from. After all, they make the conversion and hopefully they should know what the job entails too...

Good question Mbay, this is what this forum is all about....getting info from people that have done it.

The seller might say it's a job for them to do, making more money from them and it could well be a 1 hours easy job you could tackle yourself.
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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 12:05:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
Good question Mbay, this is what this forum is all about....getting info from people that have done it.

The seller might say it's a job for them to do, making more money from them and it could well be a 1 hours easy job you could tackle yourself.

Again, if I buy a specific kit from a company I would definitely ask them if I need any extra part or any other infos to finish the job properly, instead of relay on forum speculations... I never said he shouldn't try the job himself...

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 12:59:23 PM »
I want to do the job by myself, just so i learn how all with my bike works.
I'm just wondering about the parts i need, like dust seal and so on.
And how much airgap/oil in my fork i need.

Well, I'm gonna ask my dealer but i also wanted input from the riders here who actually uses the bikes after the installs.
They may have an other opinion of how much oil/things i need.

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 03:48:48 PM »
I have not used progressive springs on my Tiger but I have used the progressive Wilbers on my TDM. It's an easy install but I have found them to be a little more firm than the OE ones.

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 04:36:00 PM »
Bought exactly the same from Wilbers, no additional parts required, 1 ltr bottle of 5W fork oil to do the job as recommended by Wilbers.

Going to change them in the next few days, relatively straight forward job.

https://www.wilbers-shop.de/en/Motorcycle/Triumph/Tiger-800-A08/Promoto-Forkspring-progressive.html?cur=1?manufacturer=amu0b816a037e22937fc2aa2f9d471bb&year=2013&catname=ac33d4511e261857920adf39d30ecfdf

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 02:41:58 PM »
Fitted the Wilber progressive springs with 5W oil, still to test, weather is crap.

Springs were slightly longer than the standard, 25mm - 30mm, made it a bit awkward to get the fork tops back on..

Managed it but a second man would have made it much easier......

Going on a weekend trip on Friday, will report back after..... :002:

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017, 11:19:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
Bought exactly the same from Wilbers, no additional parts required, 1 ltr bottle of 5W fork oil to do the job as recommended by Wilbers.

Going to change them in the next few days, relatively straight forward job.

https://www.wilbers-shop.de/en/Motorcycle/Triumph/Tiger-800-A08/Promoto-Forkspring-progressive.html?cur=1?manufacturer=amu0b816a037e22937fc2aa2f9d471bb&year=2013&catname=ac33d4511e261857920adf39d30ecfdf

Unless like some website, they use one picture for similar products, the link above doesn't seem to be the picture of a progressive spring, or at least not a spring with much progression in it...



Normally the coils have a much greater variation from top to bottom...

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Re: Suspension work
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 08:45:28 AM »
Yes, bad photo, they were definitely progressive in design.......  :002:

 


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