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Yammybound88

interesting - options are always good

 

thanks for sharing

 

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GPSAT

My first winter 2020/2021 project!

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iKeoxD

seen this on the yam website tempted but not going to bother just now ill wait for reviews

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Louis

I'm happy to try it out, who's going to buy it for me? 😁 Happy to report back how it works out. 👍

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Aleksandar13
6 hours ago, Cruizin said:

I'll probably just respring the stock rear shock

Worth every penny 👍... 

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Ktmmitch

The Ohlins shown is only the basic version, no high/low compression damping, so no real improvement over stock

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TimeMachine

I have this shock fitted to my T7 and the ride quality is a big improvement over stock. I'm a big guy at over 120kgs in my gear and needed to up-rate my springs, and the stock shock would have needed some valve work too to suit. This worked out a much better option and still have the original shock if I want to sell the bike to someone smaller.

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The Ohlins 818 has remote preload that can be adjusted by hand while sitting on the bike, and rebound and compression adjustment that has a wide range of adjustability (to suit my weight) and can be adjusted without tools. It is also no heavier than the original shock. The price was reasonable too at 1030 Euro, or 860 Euro ex VAT for those outside Europe.

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Ohlins gear is very high quality with many parts common across models, so all suspension shops will have spare parts and be able to service this shock. This funny video from 44Teeth highlights the quality and engineering that goes into Ohlins shocks. 

 

 

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Gezgin Endurocu

I want to know why not any company writes suspension settings with luggage+passenger, just with luggage and just yourself...if they write tyre pressure they can write suspantion settings also and they can seperate asphalt and gravel settings...because lots of people have no idea what will do with these settings...someone should help people...ı need a video tell the preload rebound and compression things show with animation...if ı watch working ı can understand settings....and there is italian airtender rear suspention is it better than ohlins ? 

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Wildduck
On 5/21/2020 at 9:42 AM, Ktmmitch said:

The Ohlins shown is only the basic version, no high/low compression damping, so no real improvement over stock

What a BlaBla answer from someone who should know better. Answers like this either come from haters or people who want to sell something different.

 

From many Bikes that I owned and upgraded, I can confirm that Öhlins schocks are best in class, and are always (if sprung right) a big improvement over average stock suspension, which the Tenere has. Independent if the are fully adjustable or not. This is also true for most other high quality suspension vendors. I might want to exclude WP, where IMHO only the very high-priced supensions are really good and on pair with Öhlins, Tractive & Co.

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FAR&FURTHER
13 hours ago, Gezgin Endurocu said:

I want to know why not any company writes suspension settings with luggage+passenger, just with luggage and just yourself...if they write tyre pressure they can write suspantion settings also and they can seperate asphalt and gravel settings...because lots of people have no idea what will do with these settings...someone should help people...ı need a video tell the preload rebound and compression things show with animation...if ı watch working ı can understand settings....and there is italian airtender rear suspention is it better than ohlins ? 

I'm working exactly on this with help of some smart suspension people 😉 Loads of work, and it probably won't fit in a single video so we're thinking doing a series about the suspension with a goal to maximize use of stock suspension or introducing minimal changes for maximum value.

I don't think you need spend a lot of money to make stock suspension work really good for my RTW traveling, it is good.

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Dibles
18 hours ago, TimeMachine said:

I have this shock fitted to my T7 and the ride quality is a big improvement over stock. I'm a big guy at over 120kgs in my gear and needed to up-rate my springs, and the stock shock would have needed some valve work too to suit. This worked out a much better option and still have the original shock if I want to sell the bike to someone smaller.

Ohlins.thumb.jpg.f2e6d2e674f4b9e16d58563453c68c6a.jpg

 

The Ohlins 818 has remote preload that can be adjusted by hand while sitting on the bike, and rebound and compression adjustment that has a wide range of adjustability (to suit my weight) and can be adjusted without tools. It is also no heavier than the original shock. The price was reasonable too at 1030 Euro, or 860 Euro ex VAT for those outside Europe.

Ohlins2.thumb.jpg.59a8623bf6a65d176dcdfb5f34772e39.jpg

 

Ohlins gear is very high quality with many parts common across models, so all suspension shops will have spare parts and be able to service this shock. This funny video from 44Teeth highlights the quality and engineering that goes into Ohlins shocks. 

 

 

Just about to get the Ohlins shock myself, have you got the ohlins internals for up front as well? Keen to hear thoughts on those to if you have.... 

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TimeMachine
19 hours ago, Dibles said:

Just about to get the Ohlins shock myself, have you got the ohlins internals for up front as well? Keen to hear thoughts on those to if you have.... 

No, the Ohlins cartridge kit wasn't available when I ordered the shock, so I opted just for the Hyperpro progressive fork springs. The stiffer progressive springs have made a big difference to the way the bike rides and eliminates dive under brakes. There is still some harshness in the front compared to the rear shock, but I am pretty happy with the way the bike is setup. I can always come back to the cartridges later if I still think I need them.

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On 5/23/2020 at 12:50 PM, Gezgin Endurocu said:

I want to know why not any company writes suspension settings with luggage+passenger, just with luggage and just yourself...if they write tyre pressure they can write suspantion settings also and they can seperate asphalt and gravel settings...because lots of people have no idea what will do with these settings...someone should help people...ı need a video tell the preload rebound and compression things show with animation...if ı watch working ı can understand settings....and there is italian airtender rear suspention is it better than ohlins ? 

There are so many factors that go into suspension set-up. The stock stuff has a narrow window as far as rider weight, I'm surprised they even publish any setting recommendations. *If* you happen to be a rider that falls within the weight they have the bike set-up from the factory for, then they can make some very general guidelines for settings but they aren't going to be perfect. If you're out of the weight range, then the recommendations mean nothing. Add a passenger, forget it. A passenger AND luggage, no way. On road/off-road... what off-road? Some people consider a graded gravel road as "off-road". Chris Birch's off-road is something completely different.

Everything is a compromise. You can't have an amazing set-up for solo riding that also works great once you add another person (+/- 150lbs) and gear (+/- 50lbs). That's like suggesting a bike can be simultaneously set-up well for a 150lbs rider and a 350lbs rider using the same springs and valving. Messing with the preload adjuster and clickers all you want, it might get a bit better but it's far from good. Adding to that, all the extra weight is behind the center of the bike so it affects the the shock a lot and the forks very little. 

I have mine set-up to be stellar for me plus 10lbs of tools/spares but there's just enough adjustment to cover the trips with a full load of camping gear and tools. Even with that, I'm not riding nearly as hard or fast with all the gear as the bike simply doesn't handle the same with it as without.

If you really want to know suspension works, the effect of spring rate, preload, fork oil level, clicker adjustments, oil weight, rake, trail, offset, etc, get a copy of "Motorcycle Suspension Bible". It's written by Lee Parks and Paul Thede (of Race Tech). It's a bit dry to read but it has a ton of good info in it.

 

Available as an eBook here: 

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Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible by Paul Thede; Lee Parks and Publisher Motorbooks. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781610591669, 1610591666. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780760331408, 0760331405.


 

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Gezgin Endurocu
4 hours ago, Camel ADV said:

There are so many factors that go into suspension set-up. The stock stuff has a narrow window as far as rider weight, I'm surprised they even publish any setting recommendations. *If* you happen to be a rider that falls within the weight they have the bike set-up from the factory for, then they can make some very general guidelines for settings but they aren't going to be perfect. If you're out of the weight range, then the recommendations mean nothing. Add a passenger, forget it. A passenger AND luggage, no way. On road/off-road... what off-road? Some people consider a graded gravel road as "off-road". Chris Birch's off-road is something completely different.

Everything is a compromise. You can't have an amazing set-up for solo riding that also works great once you add another person (+/- 150lbs) and gear (+/- 50lbs). That's like suggesting a bike can be simultaneously set-up well for a 150lbs rider and a 350lbs rider using the same springs and valving. Messing with the preload adjuster and clickers all you want, it might get a bit better but it's far from good. Adding to that, all the extra weight is behind the center of the bike so it affects the the shock a lot and the forks very little. 

I have mine set-up to be stellar for me plus 10lbs of tools/spares but there's just enough adjustment to cover the trips with a full load of camping gear and tools. Even with that, I'm not riding nearly as hard or fast with all the gear as the bike simply doesn't handle the same with it as without.

If you really want to know suspension works, the effect of spring rate, preload, fork oil level, clicker adjustments, oil weight, rake, trail, offset, etc, get a copy of "Motorcycle Suspension Bible". It's written by Lee Parks and Paul Thede (of Race Tech). It's a bit dry to read but it has a ton of good info in it.

 

Available as an eBook here: 

200

Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible by Paul Thede; Lee Parks and Publisher Motorbooks. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781610591669, 1610591666. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780760331408, 0760331405.


 

Yes you are right what you write and ı respect your business and watch your video you really spend too much effort this job...actually if we dont push hard on the asphalt or especially gravel standart setups are ok everytime...but if ı want to ride fast on the gravel with or without luggage or get into trail things with heavy bike it is getting worse and bumpy with standart setups ,especially if you want to push on gravel we need better and quality things, its all about what do you want to do maybe one day ı can learn how suspention works 😁

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