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Offline Mike_B

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #20 on: 19 November, 2019, 03:17:01 PM »
All the trucks I see in the car park of our Houston office (which is a pretty large proportion of the vehicles there, this being Texas!) have leaf springs on the rear.  I get the impression theyre still widely used on heavier duty vehicles in general.

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #21 on: 22 November, 2019, 09:44:08 PM »
Very wise. So when the world economy goes t's up and there's no petrol any more, they can always cut off the front half and find a mule to pull the rear end!  :001:


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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #22 on: 09 May, 2020, 03:52:49 PM »
just seen a Hyperpro street box for quite a good price, type 460 emulsion rear shock & progressive front springs & 15W oil  :028:
has anyone fitted one of these to their bike? i assume the spring on the rear shock will be set for a nominal weight rider (200lbs ish)  :084:
anyone have any experience with these?
« Last Edit: 09 May, 2020, 03:55:24 PM by Tigermike »
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #23 on: 10 May, 2020, 10:33:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
just seen a Hyperpro street box for quite a good price, type 460 emulsion rear shock & progressive front springs & 15W oil  :028:
has anyone fitted one of these to their bike? i assume the spring on the rear shock will be set for a nominal weight rider (200lbs ish)  :084:
anyone have any experience with these?
The standard spring is set for rider & luggage at 70-100kg/150-220lbs. Different springs can be ordered here for 89.
This is a link in Dutch https://www.hyperonline.nl/contents/nl/p4639_Triumph_Tiger_1050_Sport_2017_Hyperpro_Streetbox.html
My 2009 Tiger 1050 SE was modified with Hyperpro front springs and the higher spec 461 rear shock and was a huge improvement.
https://www.hyperonline.nl/contents/nl/d685_Triumph_Tiger_1050_Hyperpro.html
« Last Edit: 10 May, 2020, 10:55:26 AM by mustangpilot »
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #24 on: 10 May, 2020, 10:58:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by mustangpilot [+]
The standard spring is set for rider & luggage at 70-100kg/150-220lbs. Different springs can be ordered here for 89.
This is a link in Dutch https://www.hyperonline.nl/contents/nl/p4639_Triumph_Tiger_1050_Sport_2017_Hyperpro_Streetbox.html
My 2009 Tiger 1050 SE was modified with Hyperpro front springs and the higher spec 461 rear shock
https://www.hyperonline.nl/contents/nl/d685_Triumph_Tiger_1050_Hyperpro.html
Thanks mustang pilot,  I am about 92kg so about 98 to 102kg with all bike gear on, I rarely carry anything in my top box apart from a sandwich box.
I don't fit and load up the panniers very often so standard spring should be good enough  :084:
My tiger is 10 years old now with 75,000 miles so rear shock probably hasn't got much life left in it and the front could definately use some new springs  :169:
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #25 on: 10 May, 2020, 11:01:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by mustangpilot [+]
The standard spring is set for rider & luggage at 70-100kg/150-220lbs.

By 'eck, that's one wee skinny rider with a bivvy for luggage.

How do these springs/shocks cope with a variation from 225lbs to 500lbs. eg just me, or me & camping kit, or me & missus, or me missus & camping kit.

I never had any problem with any of the 3 sprint models I had, but the TS doesn't cope well with the 500lb. Ok up to 380lb. It doesn't feel too safe 2 up with our camping kit anorl.


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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #26 on: 11 May, 2020, 12:26:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
....... , but the TS doesn't cope well with the 500lb. Ok up to 380lb. It doesn't feel too safe 2 up with our camping kit anorl.
Fewer pies needed Paul ....  You've got no excuse now - the pubs are shut already!  :001:

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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #27 on: 11 May, 2020, 12:54:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Fewer pies needed Paul ....  You've got no excuse now - the pubs are shut already!  :001:
Or you could fit a stronger spring to cope with the extra weight fully loaded... and eat fewer pies ...  :164:
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #28 on: 11 May, 2020, 01:00:51 PM »
Oi, cheeky feckas  :192:

Bit strange though, that the 3 Sprints were ok with the weight, I didn't even screw the preload up. Could it be 'cos I lowered the TS an inch, wonder if that messes up the leverage too much.
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Re: Hyperpro rear shock?
« Reply #29 on: 11 May, 2020, 04:41:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
just seen a Hyperpro street box for quite a good price, type 460 emulsion rear shock & progressive front springs & 15W oil  :028:
has anyone fitted one of these to their bike? i assume the spring on the rear shock will be set for a nominal weight rider (200lbs ish)  :084:
anyone have any experience with these?
I have Hyperpro shock fitted for 2000km now, and it is working very good! I have chosen the more expensive version with seperated oil/gas chamber.(not emulsion) The Hyperpro dealer said this is better if you are a fast driver or ride often with a pillion. The emulsion shock will get a foamy oil/gas mixture due to warming up and fast movement of the piston, this will reduce the damping.
The progressive spring that Hyperpro uses  is good for heavy load because it gets stiffer in case of more load. A liniair spring is better adjustable because it always behaves the same, but the real racers among us benefit more from that.