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Have a few major updates coming to the build progress over the next few days.  But for now, I'll leave this here:

 

This has been a LONG time coming, and we're all thrilled with the final product.  We'll be working out some 'members-only' deals for forum members, but follow that link for some time-sensitive pricing, as well.  

 

More suspension news coming soon!

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And in other news...we've been getting started on something else fun.  I won't detract from the focus of this thread (too much), but bonus points to anyone who can guess what wintertime T7 project this will spawn...

 

 

 

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Not a fan of most of the available shocks out there, but finally a Penske for the T7 is the best news I have heard in a while.

 

I am not a fan of Hydraulic preload adjustable shocks.  Hydraulic preload adjustable shocks eventually leak, cost more to maintain and for me are just not needed.  Give me simple threaded adjuster and I am a happy man. 

 

I was going to have the stock shock revalved, but it nice to see  Penske is now an option.  My plans may need to be adjusted. Awesome news.

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1 hour ago, williestreet said:

Not a fan of most of the available shocks out there, but finally a Penske for the T7 is the best news I have heard in a while.

 

I am not a fan of Hydraulic preload adjustable shocks.  Hydraulic preload adjustable shocks eventually leak, cost more to maintain and for me are just not needed.  Give me simple threaded adjuster and I am a happy man. 

 

I was going to have the stock shock revalved, but it nice to see  Penske is now an option.  My plans may need to be adjusted. Awesome news.

 Personally, I share all of your views. There’s something to be had for simplicity. 
 

For those who may be on the fence, scrub the web on the Penske shock we developed for the Super Tenere. We had that shock in the market before any other options and have sold MANY of those shocks. People have traveled the world on those. 

 

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Had an old 8981 with the 5 position compression adjuster back when I was club racing.

Better than all the pretty gold garbage.

The fact that Penske is so open with their build data was the best thing about them. 

Try to get shim specs on any other brand.  Not gonna happen.

 

Ask Penske and they lay almost every stack build out for you. 

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11 hours ago, Stoltec Moto said:

Have a few major updates coming to the build progress over the next few days.  But for now, I'll leave this here:

 

This has been a LONG time coming, and we're all thrilled with the final product.  We'll be working out some 'members-only' deals for forum members, but follow that link for some time-sensitive pricing, as well.  

 

More suspension news coming soon!

Have you compared it to any other offerings for the Tenere 700?

 

I'd be interested to see how it compares to Tractive, TFX, Nitron, Ohlins etc.

 

I'm interested in it's initial feeling, the first 10-20% stroke where I'd typically want it plush/soft ish but the mid to full stroke it gets firmer.  My current Tractive rear by Rally Raid is still a bit harsh initially but it's great when riding hard/faster than just cruising around.  

 

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48 minutes ago, Goldentaco said:

Have you compared it to any other offerings for the Tenere 700?

 

I'd be interested to see how it compares to Tractive, TFX, Nitron, Ohlins etc.

 

I'm interested in it's initial feeling, the first 10-20% stroke where I'd typically want it plush/soft ish but the mid to full stroke it gets firmer.  My current Tractive rear by Rally Raid is still a bit harsh initially but it's great when riding hard/faster than just cruising around.  

 

J


We deal exclusively with Penske and Ohlins. There are a host of reasons why we favor the Penske products, but the biggest reason is their willingness to work with us on custom specs. If you look at our offerings across our portfolio, each and every one is custom valved to our specs. 
 

I won’t speak directly to your shock, but I’ll say that by in large most aftermarket shocks are overdamped (and sometimes over spring). This is what got us into suspension work in the first place. We could buy anything from a host of suppliers that would work fantastic on racetracks and smooth roads, but anything else was a crap shoot. 
 

We generally dyno the stock shock and then use that as a baseline for honing in on the final valving. But the real time we spend is on the roads and trails. Most of the roads we ride around our parts are little more than tar and chipped goat trails. Or maybe deer trails around here. But you get the point. The rougher the roads, the more likely we ride them for fun. So if that helps orient you toward our tuning philosophy. 
 

One other point I’ll make is that we spent considerable time on that initial plushness you’re referring to. Our first few revisions were overdamped in that region, too. But we’re over the moon satisfied now. Luckily, the stock shock linkage is very well designed with ample progression without being too aggressive. That helps with tuning for an ADV bike. Yamaha typically builds their linkages too linear (in my opinion). The T7 is a welcome improvement. They spent a lot of time optimizing the geometry and it shows. 

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5 hours ago, williestreet said:

Had an old 8981 with the 5 position compression adjuster back when I was club racing.

Better than all the pretty gold garbage.

The fact that Penske is so open with their build data was the best thing about them. 

Try to get shim specs on any other brand.  Not gonna happen.

 

Ask Penske and they lay almost every stack build out for you. 

 

THIS X1000!  

 

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Just ordered the Triple Clicker for my T7, Spoke to Stoltec on the phone most helpful.  I'll report when it is installed!

 

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