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GoneAgain 07-04-2013 04:54 AM

Racetech v Traxxion
 
sigh... another suspension thread....

anyway, i've read pretty much every thread on the front F800GS forks

the shiverd conversion aint an option for me..

it seems a year or so back a few inmates went down the Racetech G2-R 25mm cartridge road, or the AK-20 Axxion cartridge rd...

doesnt seem to be any more recent news/updates on these..

so anybody got any feedback on their Racetechs or Traxxion fork cartriges..how they holding up, happy?? :ear


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dbh 07-04-2013 07:52 AM

Using the Traxxion AK-20s in my 2010 f800gs and am very happy with them. Will get another chance to gaze at their beauty again this weekend as I change out my leaking fork seals again. No experience in the Racetech options for this bike, but have had their emulators in my '99 FXDS since 2000 and am very happy with those, too.

BMW_BIKER_KEITH 07-04-2013 08:59 AM

I have not made any fork decisions, but would like to... and reading all the theads leaves me generally overwhelmed.

Have you looked into Konflict's products? - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850957

machinebuilder 07-04-2013 02:53 PM

About all I can add to my original review of the Traxxion AK-20's is I like them even more after I turned the damping adjustments out about 2.5 turns.

Well worthwhile upgrade.

GoneAgain 07-04-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_BIKER_KEITH (Post 21789592)
I have not made any fork decisions, but would like to... and reading all the theads leaves me generally overwhelmed.



+ 1 :lol3


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GoneAgain 07-04-2013 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_BIKER_KEITH (Post 21789592)

Have you looked into Konflict's products? - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850957


yeah i did... but they were just offering to 'automate' the shiverd conversion... which would mean sending my forks from Australia to the USA and back... probably not cost or time effective.......

if i'm gonna post my forks, i can post them to sydney and get the racetech innards, or i can just have Traxxion post me their innards and drop em in myself..

not saying the konflict option is crap... just dont think it works from the other side of the world :D

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jengel451 07-04-2013 11:56 PM

I went the Konflict route, I definitely do not regret that decision. They are awesome and Alex stands behind his work, you are dealing with the one and only person that does the work, not some random "Tech" that's just throwing crap together.

There's something to be said about dealing with the person directly responsible for the company and the quality it puts out.

I used to think RaceTech had some halfway decent products, but over the last few months or so I've been hearing rumblings of sub standard work and products. I'd do some research on that front to see if that's true or not.

xsf18cdf 07-05-2013 11:09 AM

Ohlins fork it
 
Its has worked well for me and I just had the BM303 installed on the rear. Pick it up tomorrow from the rear install. I've got about 2000+ miles on the fork setup. The forks are night and day different. I take asphalt corners faster and more stable and the the few rocky/rutted dirt roads I've been on since are actually a pleasure to play on. It is a completely different bike with just the forks. Reasonably priced too.

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picard 07-05-2013 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbh (Post 21789125)
using the traxxion ak-20s in my 2010 f800gs and am very happy with them. Will get another chance to gaze at their beauty again this weekend as i change out my leaking fork seals again. No experience in the racetech options for this bike, but have had their emulators in my '99 fxds since 2000 and am very happy with those, too.

+1

Rider 101 07-05-2013 02:56 PM

umm and ahhh
 
GA, if you find out more keep posted. I am undecided what track to take. To date I haven't located a second hand set of Shivers. I am still considering just doing the Hyperpro spring upgrades for $500 ( ex Perth ). Ohlins mods are a little pricey and will get worse with the falling dollar. I am going to contact Terry Hay Shock Treatment and see what he has to say about Racetech mods.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoneAgain (Post 21793561)
yeah i did... but they were just offering to 'automate' the shiverd conversion... which would mean sending my forks from Australia to the USA and back... probably not cost or time effective.......

if i'm gonna post my forks, i can post them to sydney and get the racetech innards, or i can just have Traxxion post me their innards and drop em in myself..

not saying the konflict option is crap... just dont think it works from the other side of the world :D

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GoneAgain 07-06-2013 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rider 101 (Post 21798395)
GA, if you find out more keep posted. I am undecided what track to take. To date I haven't located a second hand set of Shivers. I am still considering just doing the Hyperpro spring upgrades for $500 ( ex Perth ). Ohlins mods are a little pricey and will get worse with the falling dollar. I am going to contact Terry Hay Shock Treatment and see what he has to say about Racetech mods.

Spoke to terrys offsider the other day, racetech bits are about 1800 bucks plus 250 for them to fit...should have your forks back about 4 wks from ordering..

txtallywhacker 07-06-2013 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rider 101 (Post 21798395)
I am still considering just doing the Hyperpro spring upgrades for $500 ( ex Perth ).

why wouldn't you just do this, almost same price.

http://twalcomusa.com/bitubo-tt-o-fr...50gs-twin.html

I have no idea about it other than the price not much more for a cartridge too

Rider 101 07-07-2013 12:49 AM

cost
 
I think with the falling Aussie dollar plus air freight each way I would be getting close to the Racetech price. I am sure there is reference here somewhere that the Bitubo cartridges are failing.

I need to try a bike with the Shiver conversion as everyone here that has done it sings its praises.
Thanks for the link anyway. I might see if I can find a local dealer.

QUOTE=txtallywhacker;21807020]why wouldn't you just do this, almost same price.

http://twalcomusa.com/bitubo-tt-o-fr...50gs-twin.html

I have no idea about it other than the price not much more for a cartridge too[/QUOTE]

txtallywhacker 07-07-2013 02:31 AM

shivers...
 
I been lookin for shiver 45mm on ebay since a week before I picked up my bike...nothing to show for it. and I cant just do a front end swap, im already on my toes with the forks up a 1/2 inch in the clamps...:cry

machinebuilder 07-07-2013 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txtallywhacker (Post 21807020)
why wouldn't you just do this, almost same price.

http://twalcomusa.com/bitubo-tt-o-fr...50gs-twin.html

I have no idea about it other than the price not much more for a cartridge too


If you read all the threads on here, the Bitubo's last about 10k Miles.
(edit: ITSATDM seems to have had them last longer, maybe Gary will chime in)

And then getting them rebuilt is a problem because of the gas charge.

Dockingpilot ran them and had put the AK-20's in later.


Traxxion turned my forks around in 10 days. It is the biggest impact single upgrade you can do to this bike.


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