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I just had a bunch of mods installed on my 310GS. HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”. Also installed Powerbronze screen (quality so-so), R&G Crash Bars, Fork sliders, Swing Arm Sliders and high Renthal Bars. I can flat foot the bike now and the higher bars are much more comfortable and clear the tank when going lock to lock.
 

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HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”.
****, that thing thing crouches nicely! Is that the lowered seat as well?
Also installed Powerbronze screen (quality so-so)...
Apparently Rally Raid has taken notice of the offset angle of the screen to the bolts, and will be supplying different rubber grommets to solve that problem. But yeah, Powerbronze hasn’t impressed me with its attention to detail either.
 

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I just had a bunch of mods installed on my 310GS. HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”.
Not quite sure about the forks - were the progressive springs that much shorter also - I noticed that you haven't raised the tubes in the clamps.
 

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Apparently Rally Raid has taken notice of the offset angle of the screen to the bolts...
Not so much "taken notice" as having had it thrust in their face and stapled to their nose. hard to ignore that.
 

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Hi klouseau. Welcome to the forum.
Bike looks nice. tell me, the Renthal bars, did you have problems with the cables being too short? if so how did you manage, fit longer cables etc. And if you don't mind me asking.do you have the Renthal part no. I have a G310R but am having wrist problems with my bars, was going to fit risers but your bars look a better option.
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Not so much "taken notice" as having had it thrust in their face and stapled to their nose. hard to ignore that.
No, I posted some photos of the problem over at the AdvRiders' Rally Raid forum, and within a day Rally Raid had not only resolved the issue, but said they were going to ship replacement grommets to all who had received their screens, and to all new buyers going forward. To me that's exemplary customer service, especially for a product they're only reselling, and they have certainly earned my loyalty. I have no idea if Powerbronze will be equally responsive. But they should.
 

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For information, both our RR are different to the Powerbronze screens, our Adv screen has been designed exclusively for RR to clear the BarkBuster handguards at full lock, with either OEM or Renthal 609 RC High bars, something we know the Powerbronze does not.
As for the initial problem with the screws not sitting flat to our screens, although we had no problem with both our G310GS bikes on the 10,000km APC Rally in Australia. But, based on our initial customers experiences with the first batch of screens, we checked the screw fitment and agreed it could be better secured to allow for the difference in angles between the screw head and the new steeper curve of our adv screens.
So, once the problem was resolved we sent replacement parts out to all our initial customers and also added the grommets to our stock for future sales.
We appreciate real-world feedback from our customers, and welcome forum members bringing any subjects to our attention, that is why we monitor this forum, and some others,
 

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HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”.
****, that thing thing crouches nicely! Is that the lowered seat as well?
Also installed Powerbronze screen (quality so-so)...
Apparently Rally Raid has taken notice of the offset angle of the screen to the bolts, and will be supplying different rubber grommets to solve that problem. But yeah, Powerbronze hasn’t impressed me with its attention to detail either.
Thanks for the kind words. Yes that is the lowered seat as well.

I am happy with how it looks, but over the moon with how it feels. I agree that the fitment if the powerbronze screen is also poor and has wiggle room with the bolts and stock rubber grommets. The rubber/metal grommets are not deep enough. The screen does not rattle when riding but I can wiggle the screen with movement. There are two gouges in the top of the screen from factory and it is not uniform in design on each side.

I bought the hand muffs and have not installed them because the Renthals have a different inside diameter. But their quality is so so as well.
 

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Hi klouseau. Welcome to the forum.
Bike looks nice. tell me, the Renthal bars, did you have problems with the cables being too short? if so how did you manage, fit longer cables etc. And if you don't mind me asking.do you have the Renthal part no. I have a G310R but am having wrist problems with my bars, was going to fit risers but your bars look a better option.
Thanks
Blackie
There was tons of cable and had zero issues with room. Hopefully it is the same with the 310R. The Renthals do not have the on locator holes (the BMW control pods have locking pins and we sheared those off and built the bars up with tape so that they handlebar controls would clamp fonfhe Renthals. You can also choose to drill the locator holes in the Renthals.

I bought the Renthal 7/8” High bars: item 120295 on fortnine.ca
 

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I just had a bunch of mods installed on my 310GS. HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”.
Not quite sure about the forks - were the progressive springs that much shorter also - I noticed that you haven't raised the tubes in the clamps.
Yes the Progressives were shorter and we did not have to raise the tubes in the triple clamp.
 

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Reference?

I just had a bunch of mods installed on my 310GS. HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”. Also installed Powerbronze screen (quality so-so), R&G Crash Bars, Fork sliders, Swing Arm Sliders and high Renthal Bars. I can flat foot the bike now and the higher bars are much more comfortable and clear the tank when going lock to lock.
Could you give us the references (numbers on the pieces or bill) of the Proshock and progressive springs you installed? I'm interested in lowering my GS too. Thanks!
 

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I just had a bunch of mods installed on my 310GS. HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”. Also installed Powerbronze screen (quality so-so), R&G Crash Bars, Fork sliders, Swing Arm Sliders and high Renthal Bars. I can flat foot the bike now and the higher bars are much more comfortable and clear the tank when going lock to lock.
Did you use just the rear shock to lower 2.25" ? If so, you need to lower the front by lowering the clamps on the forks otherwise your steering dynamics will be thrown off and the bike will handle differently (not to the good). I can't imagine that the fork springs were used to lower as that also would change your suspension travel by lessening it (also not good) That is a decent amount of ground clearance to lose. Make sure you get a skid plate.
 

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I just had a bunch of mods installed on my 310GS. HyperPro Shock and Progressive Fork Springs to lower the bike 2.25”. Also installed Powerbronze screen (quality so-so), R&G Crash Bars, Fork sliders, Swing Arm Sliders and high Renthal Bars. I can flat foot the bike now and the higher bars are much more comfortable and clear the tank when going lock to lock.
Did you use just the rear shock to lower 2.25" ? If so, you need to lower the front by lowering the clamps on the forks otherwise your steering dynamics will be thrown off and the bike will handle differently (not to the good). I can't imagine that the fork springs were used to lower as that also would change your suspension travel by lessening it (also not good) That is a decent amount of ground clearance to lose. Make sure you get a skid plate.
Yes the aftermarket progressive fork springs provided by hyper pro lowered both the front and the rear by 2.5”. Both are stiffer and I have never once bottomed out. They were installed by a licensed motorcycle mechanic.
 

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Hi there. Just wondering how much this has cost you for the lowering. Got the lowering kit BMW had ask me to get and waiting for them to get to tool to install it now.. just wondering how much you spent and see if I should consider a se one option. Thank you . Pic attached is the lowering kit ..
 

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Yes the aftermarket progressive fork springs provided by hyper pro lowered both the front and the rear by 2.5”. Both are stiffer and I have never once bottomed out. They were installed by a licensed motorcycle mechanic.
Did you modify your side stand?

2.5" lower on the stock side stand must have the bike standing bolt upright instead of leaning onto the stand like it should.
 

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Hi there. Just wondering how much this has cost you for the lowering. Got the lowering kit BMW had ask me to get and waiting for them to get to tool to install it now.. just wondering how much you spent and see if I should consider a se one option. Thank you . Pic attached is the lowering kit ..
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Which lowering kit is that? Have you had it installed?, if so, how much height reduction did you achieve?
 

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I have a Hyperpro kit installed too, but not the lowered one.
The G310GS feels really mature with this option.
When cornering it is more easy to open the throttle. It feels like a sport bike!

The front fork springs are much shorter as you can see in the picture.
(And the original ones are not brushed, there were metal spots in the 'old' fork oil)
But the total bike height remains.

^--> When you order the standard street box.
I ordered it with a dark spring on the back, standard they are purple.
 

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I have a Hyperpro kit installed too, but not the lowered one.
The G310GS feels really mature with this option.
When cornering it is more easy to open the throttle. It feels like a sport bike!

The front fork springs are much shorter as you can see in the picture.
(And the original ones are not brushed, there were metal spots in the 'old' fork oil)
But the total bike height remains.

^--> When you order the standard street box.
I ordered it with a dark spring on the back, standard they are purple.


I am just about going to install the hyperpro springs. Did you set the oil level to 140mm as they suggest?
 

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Did you use just the rear shock to lower 2.25" ? If so, you need to lower the front by lowering the clamps on the forks otherwise your steering dynamics will be thrown off and the bike will handle differently (not to the good). I can't imagine that the fork springs were used to lower as that also would change your suspension travel by lessening it (also not good) That is a decent amount of ground clearance to lose. Make sure you get a skid plate.
What are y’all doing about the side stand Being to Long? I am looking for a adjustable that I have on my other Bikes
 

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Hi there

Which lowering kit is that? Have you had it installed?, if so, how much height reduction did you achieve?
Hello and sorry for the delay..
No I haven’t installed the kit yet.... still debating what is my best option. After reading about Klousseau and the HyperproShock... I want to know how much both options will cost and which one will lower the bike the most.
I’m going to contact a certified mechanic soon .. riding season has yet to start for me (another long month at least I’m afraid) so I have a bit more time to make a decision.

I will update the page once the job gets done though.
 
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