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Thread: Low chassis shock travel

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    We live in a rustic cabin in Maine though our residence is in NH.

    Low chassis shock travel

    I am looking into a 1200GS and need the low frame low seat. Does anyone know how much the Low model shortens the shock travel?? Same for a 700 or 800 GS?
    06 R1200RT. 07 low f650GS single.

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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    Spring Lake NJ, USA

    I can't speak directly to a GS - but on the lowered R bikes, the amount the bike is lower is how much the suspension travel is lessened. And BMW pads the travel specs a bit by ignoring the rubber bumper on the shocks (on an R1200R - actual front travel measured is 100mm, they claim 120mm.) I would expect the GS to be the same.
    Don Eilenberger
    Spring Lk Heights NJ NJ Shore BMW Riders
    '12 R1200R - I love this bike!

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