maylar wrote:I'm using Progressive shocks and springs on my '74 and they're fine. Different spring rates are available to suit rider weight and expected payload.
B+Bogus wrote:The Manual states 13" between centres, but I've seen 12.9" mentioned also (no biggie!)
Ikons perform very well, and are well worth the investment.
I've got a pair of Falcon shocks ready to put on my proddy racer, but as I haven't built the bike yet I can't comment!
They build to order and aren't as expensive as you'd expect - depending on what your requirements are, of course.
They're still not cheap, though. It depends on what level of performance you require - Hagons are OK for a 'daily rider', and still make the correct type for the Commando.
72Combat wrote:I did a bit of research when building up my classic racer BMW last year, and one of the guys on our local forum is the agent for Ohlins and he is happy to explain about suspension.
He dislikes so called "Progressive ' springs as a poor 70's work around. The theory I gather is that the spring resistance increases as more force is applied..... BMW's have very long travel forks with softish touring springs, guys have played around with oil weights and springs for years.
I modified mine with Racetech Emulators which vary the oil volume on compression as opposed to the fixed orifice that damper rod forks have. This coupled with linear springs makes for a much improved ride over stock and progressive. cheers
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