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post #1 of 12 Old 05-19-2011, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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I can't wait to get this installed.... A new 7.4 kg spring from top gun.


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post #2 of 12 Old 05-19-2011, 03:51 PM
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What spring?



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Yeah the dog seemed as excited as I was that it came I'm. Lol. But yeah it's from top gun. I went with the 7.4kg spring. It worked the best for my weight and gear. They have one lighter and one heavier version as well. Here is the like for some more info.
http://www.topgunmotorcycles.com/KLR...lrsprings.html


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How much was the spring?
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-19-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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$80 and $20 shipping. Ordered it monday and came in today. Super quick shipping. Great people to deal with. I talked to one of the guys for 30 mins discussing which spring is right for me and my bike with it's gear and aftermarket parts.


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Yea … My dog like spring also…. She has short hair and cant take the cold………….


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post #7 of 12 Old 05-19-2011, 05:08 PM
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I got the heavy one. Works great for me. Don't forget, if your pre-loader isn't working it's an easy fix while you have it apart.
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-20-2011, 01:28 AM
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I've been thinking about getting the "Lardass Weight" version of the Topgun spring because I really can't afford a hi-tech replacement shock. I was concerned about having the special tools to install it. Could you give a brief rundown on how you plan to do it? Do you need spring compressors, etc? Don't leave that thing unattended too long, that dog might get it and chew it up! Good luck with your installation and swingarm maintenance you mentioned in another post. Sounds like a very worthy project!



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Well goin into it I haven't really thought about what I need. But i do believe I will need a spring compresser and I also think I have one at the shop I work at so that's a plus. I think next Thursday on my day off I'll just go in and work on my bike. Who knows what kind of tools will be needed. Not to mention what kind of corrosion is happening in there. But maybe I can just bring the spring tool home. I'm not sure. I'll see when I go into work today.


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Well goin into it I haven't really thought about what I need. But i do believe I will need a spring compresser and I also think I have one at the shop I work at so that's a plus. I think next Thursday on my day off I'll just go in and work on my bike. Who knows what kind of tools will be needed. Not to mention what kind of corrosion is happening in there. But maybe I can just bring the spring tool home. I'm not sure. I'll see when I go into work today.

I haven't changed the spring on a KLR shock but normally you just release the pre-load adjust, unscrew the bottom clevis and the spring slides off the bottom end.

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