Originally Posted by outdooredjim
ok, new to the adventure bike
been biking since I was 12, now 48 !!
ran my own bike shop, worked in bike shops, for many years.
bmw hight !!!! lol
iv read many threads ! oilins , wp, showa, im 5ft6 , 29ins leg. iv managed 3 rides out on the bm, and all good. tip toe ! but all good
but im working to get it lower, and will post as I go.
I did take 1ins out of the seat and stapled the cover back ! staple gun £8.00 local shop. much cheaper than a new seat ! now looking at mods to suspension.
ok,you can buy new springs for around £100 each, but all the reviews are saying you don't get it much lower !!
ps, still working well months later. even two up, with luggage, and still handles really well
iv now striped the rear shocker, BMW shaowa .
I have taken 1 ins of the top of the rear shocker spring, ie the tightly spun bit at the top ,so as to have a flat edge. it fitted back nice and tight .seated properly. and is working fine .I still have the adjustment of damping ,and ride height.
its been pushed hard in the bends and handles fine. so, it can be done cheaply, and with good results, id like to explain ,I have worked on bikes for many years, so if you are not competent, then
get it done at a garage.
Last edited by outdooredjim; 19 Sep 2013 at 01:05.