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Old 04-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #166
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Installation of the Ohlins NIX cartridges on my 2009 F800GS required removal and shipment of the forks to Hendersonville, NC for alteration by Ohlins USA.

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That was what stopped me from doing mine earlier, too much nuisance to ship them away for weeks on end and deal with the cross border hassles. Can you telll what the modifications were that they made? I know the other version from Twalcom required machining out the bottom of the fork.

This is why I'm wondering if the ones I got are the new system since there was no modification work to the forks and it could be reversed in the future (as if ).
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #167
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The hassle of the Ohlins forks sounds just like the Shivver Fork conversion... Needing to machine fork bottoms.... Shiver fork conversion is half the $$$ though, and that is with a revalve from a shop w/new springs
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:19 AM   #168
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You mentioned that both legs are compression/rebound adjustable. This new NIX is a Lc Rr system.
Ohlins statement: Fully adjustable via the top cap, these NIX30 cartridge kits feature rebound in one leg and compression in the other, with a newly developed hydraulic stop to prevent the forks ‘bottoming out’ in harsh off-road terrain.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:14 AM   #169
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It says right on the site they are bolt on and all adjustments are at the top, leading me to believe they don't require modification of the fork.
They don't, new kit is a drop in
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #170
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after market forks that fit in triple trees, 2010 f800

working on reading threw this thread

but I need Help

is there a fork that will slide into triples and take the the internal and lower tubes and lower cap (wheel axle and brake mount reciving end) from my stock fork ???

years ago when i 1st got bike I up graded the stock internals with onlins springs and oil set my for my riding and wieght

then I crashed last year and bent both forks at the top, up where thier enter set of top trees.

is there sush a way to replace with aftermarket,
or is this the time to install a entire new and complete fork upgraded ?

bmw forks ( with no internals and lower tube and cap) is over $1000

any help and advice welcome
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #171
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They don't, new kit is a drop in
As this becomes a general understanding - How about fitting older model?
- 45mm Marzocchi vs. the 43mm WP on a new F800gs.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #172
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Anyone knows what the diameter of the Honda CRF 450 forks are, as they are regarded as some of the best out there. Have seen nothing about anyone converting those, so perhaps there are a good reason,,,???
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #173
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working on reading threw this thread

but I need Help

is there a fork that will slide into triples and take the the internal and lower tubes and lower cap (wheel axle and brake mount reciving end) from my stock fork ???

years ago when i 1st got bike I up graded the stock internals with onlins springs and oil set my for my riding and wieght

then I crashed last year and bent both forks at the top, up where thier enter set of top trees.

is there sush a way to replace with aftermarket,
or is this the time to install a entire new and complete fork upgraded ?

bmw forks ( with no internals and lower tube and cap) is over $1000

any help and advice welcome
Yes, any marzocchi shiver 45 uppers should work, but they won't improve the damping.

Actually I have a set of uppers from my fork upgrade I'd sell ya on the cheap if you want to replace them. If you want to upgrade the damper you're better off buying your own set of shivers and machining the fork leg.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #174
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Anyone knows what the diameter of the Honda CRF 450 forks are, as they are regarded as some of the best out there. Have seen nothing about anyone converting those, so perhaps there are a good reason,,,???
You're probably looking at a set of custom trees and least a respring and revalve. 53mm dia at the clamps for the Honda, 57 for the bummer.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #175
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You're probably looking at a set of custom trees and least a respring and revalve. 53mm dia at the clamps for the Honda, 57 for the bummer.
Ouch... Thanks.
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Yes, any marzocchi shiver 45 uppers should work, but they won't improve the damping.

Actually I have a set of uppers from my fork upgrade I'd sell ya on the cheap if you want to replace them. If you want to upgrade the damper you're better off buying your own set of shivers and machining the fork leg.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #177
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As this becomes a general understanding - How about fitting older model?
- 45mm Marzocchi vs. the 43mm WP on a new F800gs.
according to my information from öhlins it will fit only the older model.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #178
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You mentioned that both legs are compression/rebound adjustable. This new NIX is a Lc Rr system.
Ohlins statement: Fully adjustable via the top cap, these NIX30 cartridge kits feature rebound in one leg and compression in the other, with a newly developed hydraulic stop to prevent the forks ‘bottoming out’ in harsh off-road terrain.
No mine have the rebound and compression seperated left and right with only one function on each. There is an adjustment screw in the top cap in the center of the preload adjusting nut.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #179
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has anyone done this up grade and has a set of OME uppers they would like to sell ?
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #180
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New NIX kit answer from Öhlins Distribution & Test Center Germany

Thanks for your request. We have plans to offer this Cartridge Kits for the 2008-12 model. We expect to have it available in summer (around July).
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