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Old 04-20-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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HP2 Ohlins cartridge from Fast Bike Industries

Hi all,

Have any of you got the Ohlins cartridge for the front shocks of the HP2 from Fast Bike Industries?

http://www.fastbikeindustries.com/pr...s-off-road.htm



I know a lot of people have got completely different front suspension set-ups from stock but I'm curious if any of you stuck with the 45mm shocks but have tried replacement internals. Curious if any of you have tried a range of options and what you think. The Ohlins cartridge is less than $1000.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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I added progressive springs, and less air space at the top of the oil chamber. I have heard about the Ohlins inserts, but didn't know if it was determined that there was a fit for the 45mm Zokes.

I have also seen inserts for 45mm Zokes from Marzocchi; Comp/rebound in each leg.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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This Italian "SpecialThings" website has another front fork kit:

http://www.specialthings.it/bmw/bmw-...n-by-mupo.html




Specifications:
Diameter 25 mm cartridge-CNC hard anodized and polished.
Stem diameter 12 mm Alu.
Piston diameter 25 mm progressive system with DU bushings
Piston diameter 16 mm internal limit.
Float rod guide bushing.
Pins of compression.
Racing Oil SAE MUPO 6.5.
Chrome-silicon spring steel spring guide with Alu.
Fork caps with spring preload on the bearings and bleeder screws.


adjustments:
Extension 40 positions.
Compression 48 positions.
Manual 30 position spring preload (15 mm).
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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I added progressive springs, and less air space at the top of the oil chamber. I have heard about the Ohlins inserts, but didn't know if it was determined that there was a fit for the 45mm Zokes.

I have also seen inserts for 45mm Zokes from Marzocchi; Comp/rebound in each leg.
I contacted them and yes they have a 45mm Ohlins kit. I don't have any real details but I'll phone them next week.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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I looked at them a year ago but the price was way more than 1K. I would give them a try for that amount.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #7
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I looked at them a year ago but the price was way more than 1K. I would give them a try for that amount.
Fast Bike Industries quoted me $899.95 + $65 shipping. (USD)

There's a shop in the UK that sells an Ohlins cartridge for the HP2 as well.

http://www.adventurebikewarehouse.co...ani-p-403.html

but they're charging 1,650 + 107.79 shipping. Presumably they're not the same cartridge. I'll see if I can get a spec comparison.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #8
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Fast Bike Industries quoted me $899.95 + $65 shipping. (USD)

There's a shop in the UK that sells an Ohlins cartridge for the HP2 as well.

http://www.adventurebikewarehouse.co...ani-p-403.html

but they're charging 1,650 + 107.79 shipping. Presumably they're not the same cartridge. I'll see if I can get a spec comparison.
That is the amount I saw a year ago. That's allot of pounds and that is when I stopped looking at them. The picture you showed look identical. If you can get them for 899 bucks I am in.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #9
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I saw these listed as twalcom inserts. looks like a good upgrade
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Yes the twalcom are about 2800 bucks i think, that is why I am curious of the fast bike ones are the same.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:48 AM   #11
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David at Fast Bike Industries wont steer you wrong and he'll make sure it's right and talk you through set-up, installation, etc and stand behind any of his work! He's done plenty of tuning on HP2 E's with Ohlins TTX inserts in WP forks
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #12
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Some Dude is spot on. Dave is the best.. Just back last week from Dave's shop near Asheville.. he worked both my HP2 and G65X . Night and day on both bikes. Progressive springs and heavier oil in the X Challenge and the italian cartridge alt. and Ohlins rear shock in the HP2.

we just had a group buy with fast bike.Lots of inmates are very happy with Dave's work.
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I just ordered a set. Should have them installed sometime next week if all goes well.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:02 PM   #14
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Arrived in the mail today. Won't have a chance to install until next week.

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #15
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Those look yummy. Looking forward to your take on the change once they're installed.
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