2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

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Re: 2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

Postby Willh » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:14 pm

Willh wrote:Thanks Doug,

I looked it up and they don't list one that works out. Same with Racetech. My local suspension place can have one made for 200$ but I'll leave that for last resort.

Cheers and enjoy your new toy :D

Apparently guys have been using the 2.25" ID springs so I've ordered one.

How's the new R going?
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Re: 2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

Postby SDNerd » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:07 pm

DougFir wrote:.....WOOT.
How many bikes does a guy need?
Always one more.


Right? I used to think that number was in the 3 - 5 range, but it seems that at least 6, and 8 to 12 if you can manage it. :D

Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy the new-to-you ride - it will easily go another 20K, 30K, or more miles if cared for. Seems there's always an SDR for sale in SoCal with at least 40+K miles on it - with pretty tall asking prices.

05-06 gix1K ... Tough call vs. 07-08. Surprisingly distinct, but both merit ownership if you can swing the insurance and tyre bills. Buy lowest mileage and most stock you can afford.

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Re: 2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

Postby dirty irving » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:45 am

Willh wrote:Thanks Doug,

I looked it up and they don't list one that works out. Same with Racetech. My local suspension place can have one made for 200$ but I'll leave that for last resort.

Cheers and enjoy your new toy :D


Gday Will,
I just checked back on my purchase from 2012 of a replacement spring for the standard 990
0700.225.1100 Race Main Spring, 7.00 Tall , 2.25 Id , 1100 Lbs/In
This was the Eibach spring from Performance Shock Inc.
http://performanceshock.com/
I went for the 1100 lb and it suited me fine at around 95 kg.
Fit was perfect
Tim

Oh and Congratulations to Doug on the purchase!!

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Re: 2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

Postby Willh » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:25 pm

dirty irving wrote:...
Gday Will,
I just checked back on my purchase from 2012 of a replacement spring for the standard 990
0700.225.1100 Race Main Spring, 7.00 Tall , 2.25 Id , 1100 Lbs/In
This was the Eibach spring from Performance Shock Inc.
http://performanceshock.com/
I went for the 1100 lb and it suited me fine at around 95 kg.
Fit was perfect
Tim
...

Thanks For the confirmation. Got me thinking I didn't go heavy enough.
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Re: 2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

Postby SDNerd » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:36 pm

Rear springs: I've used Hypercoil rear springs for just about everything non-Ohlins, for many years. Color - is it really that important?

They manufacture 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200 ... You don't need a full 7" spring on the SD or SDR WP shock - 6" works perfectly, less mass, and makes swapping them out easier.

My go-to vendor for these is : http://eshocks.com/hyp_ind.asp?SubCheck=25+IDQ2%2E&Free_Length=Q6&SubChar=Q

Also, re. the SDR shock, with some patience, IMO you can dial that thing in for your weight pretty well, when you've identified and installed the right spring. For street use, the valving in the SDR shock ain't bad as-is for a 200+ lb. rider.

Keep in mind that Racetech is a factory authorized WP service provider; and should be able to revalve as you might need.

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Re: 2008 SD R or keep 2008 SD Grocery Getter

Postby fakujak72 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:20 pm

Cheers! and i'm sure the 9 yr old bike is just as loathsome as a 20 yr old ?

Forget it . The 2008 "R" Is one of the most rubbish bikes on the planet.

Honest injun. :cry:

BTW I still have a set of front springs if you want ? rear spring was gone with my hand a couple of years ago :wink:
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