Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa  (Read 1251 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline troop

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 149
  • Bike: 2016 800 XCxR
  • Location: Wisconsin USA
Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« on: December 15, 2018, 02:14:34 PM »
Hyperpro (Netherlands) very recently released a fork/shock spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa riders. They state for VIN #'s 674842 onwards. I ordered a set Thursday for my 230#/104kg geared weight. Just some FYI...

Direct from Hyperpro:

"Yes, they had the bike in last week and figured out the rear spring.

The springs are good from bikes with VIN number from 674842 onwards

The front spring rate is progressive from 6.4 to 7.6 N/mm

The rear spring rate is 115 164 N/mm"

Offline turbotiger

  • Tiger Cub
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Bike: 800 XCa '16
  • Location: NRW, Germany
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 12:40:56 AM »
Hi, have you installed this kit and can report a bit about the results?  :002:

Offline troop

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 149
  • Bike: 2016 800 XCxR
  • Location: Wisconsin USA
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 12:50:01 AM »
I have and I like it .. a lot. Much more controlled, with less wallowing. Ride is firmer, yet not harsh. Much better suited to my 235# geared weight. Two up riding would also benefit.

Offline turbotiger

  • Tiger Cub
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Bike: 800 XCa '16
  • Location: NRW, Germany
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 12:53:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by troop [+]
I have and I like it .. a lot. Much more controlled, with less wallowing. Ride is firmer, yet not harsh. Much better suited to my 235# geared weight. Two up riding would also benefit.
That was quick  :001: thanks for the reply. While the WP suspension is good in general it's not perfect, the rear shock in particular seems undersprung to me. Do you ride onroad mainly or also offroad? I'm mainly interested in the benefits one might find offroad with this spring kit, such as better utilisation of the suspension travel and more bottom out reserve.

Offline troop

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 149
  • Bike: 2016 800 XCxR
  • Location: Wisconsin USA
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 03:32:54 AM »
I'm a 95% road rider. I actually swapped out my spoked wheels for front/rear XR wheels.

Online Khantahr

  • Tiger Cub
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Bike: Tiger 800 XRT
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2019, 10:02:19 AM »
Do you mean post 2016 models or pre 2016 models? The way you wrote it, "2016 >" means pre 2016, but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Post 2016 would be > 2016.

Offline troop

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 149
  • Bike: 2016 800 XCxR
  • Location: Wisconsin USA
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 01:14:31 PM »
My bad ... 2015 and up  :152:

Offline turbotiger

  • Tiger Cub
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Bike: 800 XCa '16
  • Location: NRW, Germany
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 08:46:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by troop [+]
I'm a 95% road rider. I actually swapped out my spoked wheels for front/rear XR wheels.
I see. Thanks nonetheless  :028:

Offline kolalysy

  • Tiger Member
  • **
  • Posts: 16
  • Bike: Tiger 800 xrx
  • Location: Poland
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 09:27:13 PM »
I have just installed Hyper pro progressive springs front and rear to my XC from 2016.  Ordered for my weight - 100kg, off - 70% and road - 30 %. Price was about 280 EURO with shipment.  I am very pleased. Off road riding is much smoother. I think I am faster about 10 km/h :) 

The rear spring has a 20 mm SAG what means it is much stiffer than OEM for me. It means rear is stiffer generally but works better off road. However jadder bars (sleeping policemen) are driven through  not as comfortably as on the OEM rear spring  but I think it is the issue the spring is stiffer (I am not sure but a small SAG would mean that).

Front  works very good and much better than OEM. I put Hyper Pro oil thay sent me (7,5W), oil level recomended by Hyper PRO on the front is 160 mm, front spring has 60 mm SAG. ro
Konrad Tiger xrx

Offline Newhorizons

  • Tiger Member
  • **
  • Posts: 62
  • Bike: 2015XC
  • Location: Melb Aust
Re: Hyperpro progressive spring kit for 2016 > 800 Tiger XCx/XCa
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 12:54:22 PM »
Just putting out an alternate position on progressive springs a suspension guy put to me.

Change your spring by all means if it is under sprung, and most are if you are over 70 ~ 80 kg, but go for a 'linear' spring as progressive changes the dampening mechanism in the compression & possibly rebound.

If you are using most of the travel try putting some more oil in as that creates air compression a bit sooner and avoids the bottom out.

Ideally there should be a prelaod screw but failing that a few large washers on the end of the spring may create that ride height.

Maybe not so critical if you don't have those functions but the valves are supposed to manage the heavy bumps in conjunction with the correct weight spring.

There is a formula/process for measuring ride height if anyone would like me to post it, but setting the ride height is always a good starting point as it then gets the shock in the range.

As it was put to me you are trying to fix one problem at the risk of creating another.

Just saying.

 


Recent Topics


winded-staunch