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I've noticed some rubbing of fender and tires when I have a passenger. Looking through the Clymer's manual, it says rear suspension can't be rebuilt, just replaced. It also says in disassembly to move the tension selector to the SOLO position. However, it doesn't say what/where the tension selector is. Can anyone tell me what/where the tension selector is and how do I determine which position it is in? What/how many positions are there? Maybe it's on SOLO and I just need to switch to another position.
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Check page 30 in this riders

Check page 30 in this riders manual...for some reason page 29 is missing. But this shows you the lever to turn to change the stiffness. It should be obvious which position puts extra preload on the spring.

https://bmwdean.com/1966-owners-manual.htm

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1969 R 60 Rear suspension

Depending on the weight of your Pillion Passenger you could fit heavier sidecar springs . I have fitted sidecar springs with the preload knob on soft . Have also set the adjustment lever to the inside rather than sticking out . The front and rear shocks are definitely rebuildable or you can replace with Koni .

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Brilliant. Thank you.

Brilliant. Thank you.

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Springs

sorbo1 wrote:

Depending on the weight of your Pillion Passenger you could fit heavier sidecar springs . I have fitted sidecar springs with the preload knob on soft . Have also set the adjustment lever to the inside rather than sticking out . The front and rear shocks are definitely rebuildable or you can replace with Koni .

Exacly. The springs are certainly replaceable. You can install springs to meet your payload requirements.

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Koni?

Do you have a source for new Konis? They ceased production for motorcycles years ago. I have adjustable IKONs on the front, which are a close copy of the Konis, but I haven't seen new Konis for a very long time.

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Koni

If your referring to an R60/2 this is where I got mine. Very happy with them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IKON-SUSPENSION-REAR-SHOCKS-DAMPER-BMW-R50-2-R5...

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I have Ikons

I like my Ikons, too, especially after I learned how to adjust them. I was responding to Sorbo1's comment about buying Konis, which, as far as I know, are long since unavailable.

(When I bought my rear Konis from Bob's BMW many years ago, the parts guy said I got the last pair on his shelf.)

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Ikons

I don't think the are all adjustable. I know mine do not. How do you know?

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What model Ikons do you have?

What model Ikons do you have? All of these are adjustable to some degree:

https://www.ikonsuspensionusa.com/product-information/

The catalog mentions 1290/1291 for older BMWs but I don't see anything about features.

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shocks

I think we are all talking about different bikes. R60 vs R60/2. Two totally different shocks.

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