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[ST] I came across this on my track BBS

Author Topic:   Hyper Pro shocks & springs? 
New Member  posted December 08, 2006 11:30 AM           

I'm curious about HyperPro shocks & springs. Anyone use them and can give feedback, or knows someone that does or has used them. 
Appreciate your time 
2004 Yamaha R6
Intermediate #13 
Live, and let live..... 

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Member  posted December 08, 2006 01:22 PM           

reading your post about hyperpro is 10 seconds I will never get back.... 
I hope that tells you something about hyperpro. 
The actual physical piece is ok... US Tech support is virtually zero, rebuild parts availabilty is slim. Needed a new seal for a seal head... had to buy the whole seal head because US Hyperpro will not carry seals ( read not cheap)
The whole concept really does not work well for track going motorcycles..most replace the spring for a straight rate. 
Buy preferably Penske or ohlins if your dead set on one. 
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Member  posted December 08, 2006 05:53 PM           

I agree. Progressive rate springs have thier place, but it is not in performance suspension. Bike or car. 
Spring rate becomes position dependant. This makes tuning a pain in the a$$. Also, it is nearly impossible to match a damping curve to progressive rate springs. 
Progressive rate springs are marketed as effective because it results in low overhead for the supplier - having to carry only one part number spring is much easier and cheaper in terms of invintory and logistics than carrying various rates. 
The one experience I have with HyperPro steering dampers is that of riding my buddies Gixxer Thau with a blown one. 
Sure look tart, though, what with thier bling-bling gold, homo purple and gurly pink! 
Todd Murray
#911 Advanced 
'03 Aprilia Mille RSV-R
'05 Honda CBR 600RR

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New Member  posted December 09, 2006 01:29 PM           

thank you for the info

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