Love the TFX kit on my BMW GSA
Date: August 14, 2016
My email feedback to Ted and his team at the BeemerShop below:
Just wanted to say a huge thanks and provide feedback after thrashing the TFX front and rear kit on my BMW R1200 GSA - awesome!!!! On road I notice the biggest improvements on rough pavement and aggressive cornering, off-road the difference is astounding. Mind blowing even. I had no idea I was bottoming out the front end so much on the stockers and taking a real beating because of it. The front end just absorbs and floats over everything I throw at it now, riding confidence level hugely improved.
I know many folks are hesitant to take this pig off road and away from tarmac, but surprisingly it is totally doable, even for a small guy like me at 160lbs. The TFX suspension makes it so much more enjoyable and frankly easier, as it does all the work instead of your body taking a pounding.
Options wise, 3-way adjustable a must in my book, don't let anyone that rides off-road do otherwise. I crank the high speed compression up or down all the time moving on road to off, makes all the difference. I would be compromising too much without high speed compression adjustment IMO. I find the on-road settings too soft for off-road and vice versa. I didn't think I would play much with the adjustment but wow was I wrong. For the extra bucks separate high speed compression adjustment is worth it and really makes the investment even better.
Lowering the ride height 1" took getting used to, but glad I did it. Helpful on-road and off. Ego aside it's a better fit for my 5'9" frame now.
Rear spring rate at 160Nm perfect with my load rating! Glad I followed your advice.
Very happy Ted wish I did it sooner!!