Touratech Suspension lowering shock (-50 mm) for BMW F800GS 2008-2012 type Explore HP/Level2
Facts at a glance:
=> This shock absorber is configured and adjusted ready for use based on our experience with the BMW F800GS.
=> The parameters are: vehicle weight / shock absorber pivot point / design constraints / test rides.
=> This shock absorber is designed for a rider's weight including luggage of up to 100 kg.
=> As with all suspension solutions, the rear and front of the motorbike should be modified together.
=> The matching components for the front of the BMW F800GS from 2008 are the
=> Progressive fork springs for BMW F800GS *50 mm lowering* 01-040-7438-0
=> If only one component is changed, optimal handling will not be achieved.
=> IMPORTANT: We seriously advise against sliding the fork tubes up in the fork clamp.
*** This has an extremely adverse effect on the motorbike's handling.
To ensure the parked stability of your BMW F800GS from 2008 after it has been lowered, we recommend using shorter kick stand and/or the centre stand. These parts are available from your BMW dealer.
A shock absorber that makes it easy and convenient to adjust your bike for different loading conditions.
Characteristics of the Touratech Suspension Level 2 shock absorber:
=> The shock absorber body is made of aluminium.
*** This keeps its weight to a minimum.
=> Special low-friction seals are fitted.
*** As a result, there is very little wear and the shock absorber has a long service life.
=> Strong stainless steel bushings for the securing bolts are fitted to the spring eye.
*** They make sure the securing bolt is seated firmly with no play even under maximum loads.
=> All assemblies and components are designed for intense use on heavy touring motorcycles.
=> The damper settings were developed in line with Touratech's experience and requirements.
*** They are based on many miles travelled and experiences gained from use by the Touratech Race Team.
=> Floating piston design. The floating piston separates the damping fluids - oil and nitrogen - allowing them to work separately.
*** Finer shock absorber response.
*** Precise, high-performance damping even with very high damping frequency (bad roads, dirt tracks).
*** Shock absorber cools better.
*** Minimal restrictions for the shock absorber's fitting position on the motorbike.
=> High End hydraulic preload via an easily accessible, well positioned hand wheel.
=> QR barcode on the shock absorber contains individual shock absorber data.
*** Simply scan with a smartphone to access the specific information for the shock absorber.
*** Information on the shock absorber's factory settings is always available. Can be reset if incorrectly adjusted.
The basic setup fitted here is designed for riders up to 100 kg including luggage. Modifications are possible for a heavier rider (more than 100 kg) and/or if the bike is usually ridden with a passenger / with luggage. In this case, we individually modify the shock absorber to meet your needs by fitting a spring with a higher spring rate. Please fill out our suspension check form and send it back to us.
If you have any further questions, we will be happy to advise you. Contact us.