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Grits&Gravy 02-20-2013 10:21 AM

any experience with touratech suspension?
 
Does anybody have any experience with Touratech's new suspension products for the F800? Specifically, the Expedition or the Explore HP. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the bike comes factory set up for about 175 lb rider. I'm a few lbs bigger and carry another 20+lbs of gear. Just looking at potentially upgrading my suspension.

If you have any first hand knowledge please feel free to comment. Thanks.

Eddy Alvarez 02-20-2013 01:04 PM

No intention of hijacking but I am also curiously waiting to hear any reports...I am considering the Touratech lowering kit made by HyperPro.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/316/PN-040-7402/F800GS-Hyperpro-Suspension-Lowering-kit-F-R-w-fluid-up-to-2012

Grits&Gravy 02-20-2013 06:29 PM

Looks like I'm gonna be a guinea pig. I'll give them a call and let them tell me all about it. :wink:

sorebutt 02-20-2013 07:46 PM

I like the idea of lowering the bike. My legs are a little short for touching down on uneven surfaces.

Someone did a post earlier on how to cut down the stock spring to lower the bike. Then you just slide the forks up in the clamps. That would be a cheap altermative if you don't over work the stock suspension.

Bayner 02-20-2013 11:42 PM

You'll just have to be careful if you lower the seat height via the suspension. There's already precious little clearance for the skidplate on full compression.

Grits&Gravy 02-21-2013 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sorebutt (Post 20773971)
I like the idea of lowering the bike. My legs are a little short for touching down on uneven surfaces.

Someone did a post earlier on how to cut down the stock spring to lower the bike. Then you just slide the forks up in the clamps. That would be a cheap altermative if you don't over work the stock suspension.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayner (Post 20774817)
You'll just have to be careful if you lower the seat height via the suspension. There's already precious little clearance for the skidplate on full compression.

This is not a thread about lowering a bike. If you don't have any info to contribute in regards to my original topic of upgrading suspension using Touratech's Explorer or Expedition series please move along.. Thanks.

Grits&Gravy 02-21-2013 05:38 PM

Talked to Touratech today. They were very helpful and I also found out that Konflict Motorsports (in the vendor section) is very good with F800's front suspension and they sell Touratech. They also have a supportive bump from Touratech so I have a call/email in to them and waiting for a response.

Konflict Motorsports 02-21-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Grits&Gravy (Post 20780675)
Talked to Touratech today. They were very helpful and I also found out that Konflict Motorsports (in the vendor section) is very good with F800's front suspension and they sell Touratech. They also have a supportive bump from Touratech so I have a call/email in to them and waiting for a response.

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BcDano 02-23-2013 05:25 PM

Grits you are in good hands with Alex at Konflict. Will look forward to your review of the Touratech gear.

Grits&Gravy 02-24-2013 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BcDano (Post 20794963)
Grits you are in good hands with Alex at Konflict. Will look forward to your review of the Touratech gear.

I got a very detailed email from Alex the other afternoon and then he called me the next morning. I've given him a deposit for the work on the front fork tubes and the new TT Explore HP for the rear. I will be sending him my fork tubes this week.

Grits&Gravy 02-24-2013 12:22 PM

Removed my fork tubes today and have them packed up and ready to ship.

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Eddy Alvarez 04-18-2013 07:01 AM

So what happened? How's the suspension?

Grits&Gravy 04-22-2013 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Eddy Alvarez (Post 21214262)
So what happened? How's the suspension?

The rear Touratech shock arrived today and the front forks will be here tomorrow. I sent the front forks in a little bit premature of my actual build date that Alex put on the calendar because I wasn't going to be riding the GS for quite some time and was going to be busy doing other things. When the fronts arrive tomorrow I will take pics and post back up.

Loutre 04-23-2013 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grits&Gravy (Post 21245230)
The rear Touratech shock arrived today and the front forks will be here tomorrow. I sent the front forks in a little bit premature of my actual build date that Alex put on the calendar because I wasn't going to be riding the GS for quite some time and was going to be busy doing other things. When the fronts arrive tomorrow I will take pics and post back up.

Thank god you had the RT to ride during 2 month :lol3. I'm all ears for the review and it better be good: I want these suspensions really badly! :deal

Grits&Gravy 04-23-2013 07:21 PM

Got home today and the front forks were waiting on me. Alex, at Konflict, done an excellent job. Well, first things first, I had to grab a cold one before heading to the garage. Now that we have the tone set, I opened up the gun case and removed the forks. It didn't take long and they were back in the triple clamp with front tire installed. Took a few pics made sure everything was torqued to spec and took for a spin. I just put on the Scotts and immediately noticed 2 things. The bike easily ran straight ahead and when I braked with the front the bike wasn't nose diving as it was before. I'll be going riding this weekend and have a better feel of the front. As for the rear, I ordered Indy's shock bolt kit and removed the stock heim joint and pressed in the new bushing. I'll probably wait till next week to install the rear shock.

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