Author Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.  (Read 2921 times)

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    Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    on: June 15, 2022, 01:40:40 pm
    June 15, 2022, 01:40:40 pm
    Tore down my old girl yesterday, she's getting a new Nitron RS3, TOBY steering damper and Andreani cartridges, springs, etc..  Built to order.
    2016 with 60,000 miles (almost)
    I'm ditching the ESA and going old school, had to buy a f&r plug in so I don't have lights on the dash blinking.  Should have it ready for Sunday morning ride, can't wait!
    I'll keep you posted, if interested?


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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 02:45:24 pm
    June 15, 2022, 02:45:24 pm
    All the plugs are, are power resistors to make it think its still got some load. I made some before I had the ESA mapped out.

    I have K-Tech on mine and it really is very good :-)


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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 04:05:10 pm
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    Ordered a non ESA bike from the getgo, well I didn’t someone else did which is another story, one of the first things I did was fit a rear Wilbers so there’s a brand new non ESA shock in the loft some where, at some time K-Tech will do a kit for my KTMGT.

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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 02:03:43 am
    June 16, 2022, 02:03:43 am
    Rear is buttoned up, my riding buddy was working on my front forks tonight, steering damper is on. I'll go back over on Friday and put the skin back on, check the sag and go for a test drive.  :046:
    Will post pictures, if interested?

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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #4 on: June 16, 2022, 01:23:38 pm
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    *Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
    All the plugs are, are power resistors to make it think its still got some load. I made some before I had the ESA mapped out.

    I have K-Tech on mine and it really is very good :-)

    I wish you lived next door, you would've saved me $250 for the kit! :002:

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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 01:29:02 pm
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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #6 on: June 16, 2022, 05:09:20 pm
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    Jesus..that seems pretty excessive ...I replaced my rear shock by just removing the bolt from the dog bone and lowering the swing-arm I put a Tractive unit in there ......went with Tractive cartridge in the front too but those are being done at the Beemershop and  should be back  next week








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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #7 on: June 16, 2022, 08:36:56 pm
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    Really not bad, loosen top 2, remove bottom 2 swingarm bolts, lift it and you have full access to the shock.
    R&R
    Didn't take long at all.
    I had an '18 Blue that I kinda totalled in Jan '21,  beautiful bike!
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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #8 on: June 18, 2022, 12:36:36 am
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    Quick test drive after I buttoned it back up, night and day difference. I felt like I was on the Starship Enterprise and it flew itself, wow.
    I always do performance stuff first and that's pretty dumb, because suspension is the most critical for a solid, connected ride.  If in doubt, REDO YOUR SUSPENSION!  Can't wait till our Sunday am jaunt. :046:


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    Re: Changing over my tired shock, steering damper and new fork cartridges.
    Reply #9 on: June 19, 2022, 01:27:51 pm
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    Awesome..I'm still waiting on my forks and I'm hoping for a big improvement also...
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