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Postby bricking it » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:01 pm

Judging by that rug on the last picture, it's parked in the living room :D
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Postby winger » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:39 pm

The down side of having a half decent garage,there's always some herbert who wants to abandon his bike on you,i've only just got rid of one and now another has turned up,complete with flat battery,but it does have a nice Ohlins on it. :roll:
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Postby finbarr » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:14 pm

For those who are unsure about all of the variables present in dealing with suspension settings, Performance Bikes did a great piece as part of a regular column a few years ago which I managed to keep and scan in - it's focussed on the Ducati 996 but the concepts are universal. It does a good job of describing 'static sag' and a bunch of other suspension related topics.

So if you're not sure about how to differentiate your rebound damping from compression damping - read on!

The article is composed of three pages and stored on my website*:
http://www.gastric.com/toys/ducati/pbpage1.htm
http://www.gastric.com/toys/ducati/pbpage2.htm
http://www.gastric.com/toys/ducati/pbpage3.htm

Enjoy.
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Postby peter f » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:56 am

Good news for those in the WP camp (are they?).

The notorious 4618 (R12S only) > http://ftrsuspension.co.uk/specialoffers.htm

NOTE: 160-185 spring rate. Confusing info in the Web about if this means 75kg or 85kg max rider weight.

Impossible to find similar offers for the WP 4014 Spin 3way front. That retails for around 900E.

PS: I have some 4618 adjustment (Hi/Lo compression, rebound, preload) suggestions/set-up (Take-it-easy,Standard, Sport, Race plus static/rider sag etc etc). PM me if anyone he's interested.
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Postby peter f » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:00 pm

PS: if you are unfamiliar with the 4618 > Google > "wp 4618 bavp"
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Postby peter f » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:38 pm

PS: Interesting talking (sag et all) for those in the Ohlins camp : http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r110 ... tings.html
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Postby peter f » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:06 pm

R12S, black, ex Ohlins (now WP), full HPE, RB3(in place - at last)

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Postby bricking it » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:29 pm

peter f wrote:http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/5960613


nutter!! :D
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Postby Topcat » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:35 pm

err yes, quite :shock:

Bloody good shocks though! :D

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Postby Daveg2812 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:28 am

While considering my options for a new rear shock, and not wanting to spend Ohlins type money, I came across this item.

http://www.nitron.co.uk/nitron09/index. ... cts_id=835

At £295 plus VAT, it is reasonabley priced, but is it likely to be any good/better than the original, which I have been fiddling with, but can't seem to find a setting I'm totally happy with.
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Postby Topcat » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:23 am

Nitron are a well known make and I’ve read some good reports.

I’ve not used them but I did fit Hagon shocks front and back onto my R1100S at about 28 – 30k miles. Made a big difference, possibly because the old shocks where one the way out.

What you may find is that the new back shows up the poor/knackered front, as did the WP rear I put on my R12 (in that case is was definitely the poor front!) which is why I went for a manufacture thats does both front and back.

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Postby winger » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Do the last bit first,i run a stock shock on the front of mine,i've used a stocker for years,last year put an Ohlins on instead,to say i hated it with a passion is an understatment,and fact the only way i could get it even close was to set it up like the stocker,in the end after one ride, went home stayed in my riding gear,changed the shocks over,pheww eurica back to a bike that does what i want,it's catch 22 and an expensive learning curve.

Re the Nitron,good shock,what you have to consider is resale value,with no preload ajuster,any ajustment will be via the ajuster rings which damage very easy and look a right pigs ears,sale wise you'll get peanuts for it,the market is poor.

So i'd say if you don't ever require an ajustment,and never intend to sell,it's the shock for you,otherwise it'll be a couple of hundred quid down the drain,because resale £125 if you can sell it.

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Postby Nick » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:36 pm

Does anyone know if they do a Nitron shock for the S sport with the longer shock

http://www.nitron.co.uk/nitron09/index. ... cts_id=835
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Postby gus » Thu May 05, 2011 9:55 am

It looks like the link you provided is for the sport length shock. If you get the ride height adjuster then you can set shock length to what you require.
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Postby bricking it » Wed May 11, 2011 3:32 pm

After several years of mucking about looking for a decent secondhand rear shocks, including finally rebuilding and getting a replacement stock shock cheaply, Ive just ordered a Maxton. British supplied by blokes with beards by the sound of it. Should be just the job for a bit of commuting :roll:

Will report back!
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