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Old 05-30-2013, 02:08 PM   #61
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Little update:

I have the shock and it is a beaut': about 4.9kgs heavy. Problem is that I don't have (yet) the Torx 60 to untorque both screws. Really sucks =/. Went to my local hardware store and they only had 50. So now I have to wait for my placed order ( 2 days?) to get the right size. My review will have a little delay

Hello loutre,
I follow your review with interest because i've ordered a TTech shock (extrem).
previously, my Wilbers shock have been sent in guaranteed, after a leak of the hydraulic preload, and I decided to upgrade my suspension for my dualsport use.
Can you tell us the price of your bought at TTech Germany to compare.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #62
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Hello loutre,
I follow your review with interest because i've ordered a TTech shock (extrem).
previously, my Wilbers shock have been sent in guaranteed, after a leak of the hydraulic preload, and I decided to upgrade my suspension for my dualsport use.
Can you tell us the price of your bought at TTech Germany to compare.
A follower yuppie
No seriously I paid 1044 for the Highend shock in germany. Cheapest and easiest way for me.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:19 AM   #63
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A follower yuppie
No seriously I paid 1044 for the Highend shock in germany. Cheapest and easiest way for me.
a yuppie ...me,

the price is close with TTech france.

thanks!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #64
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well bad news to the followers ()

I had an "incedent" last night with some robbers. They took my mobile and went into a car, I attached myself to the frame (grabbed it) and they started the car.. well when they reached about 50kmh I fell off and apart from a bloody face, legs and shoulder I broke my wrist. so I won't be able to drive my bike for the next 4-6 weeks (can't even mount the shock ) so I'm very sorry for the delay!

thats reminds me, drive ATGATT!! that was at 50kmh, don't want to imagine a motorcycle accident at 70kmh or more. Thank god I had a hiking bag that protected my spine.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #65
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What country are you in? That's insane!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #66
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What country are you in? That's insane!!
good old France

and you know what the great thing is? I have an oral exam tomorrow at 9
man I'll look bloody sexy
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:05 AM   #67
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Any Offroad reports on the extreme ?

How did your bitubo blow up? I thought they were good quality?
Mine blew up also. I ran it fast over some very bad broken concrete and the piston seal blew oil on the swing arm. As I was away from home and the motorcycle still ran I continued. A couple of weeks later the remote hyd preload hose burst. All in all I am not impressed with Bitubo. A side issue, I am on spring 3 and still no nearer an acceptable static sag. I sent the whole shock back to the dealer to fix the leaks and install a 17Kg spring. I installed the shock yesterday and with all available preload the static sag is 37 millimetres. Yes you are reading correctly. When I get on the motorcycle the sag goes into outer space. Would I buy another Bitubo...... no.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #68
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Little update:

I have the shock and it is a beaut': about 4.9kgs heavy. Problem is that I don't have (yet) the Torx 60 to untorque both screws. Really sucks =/. Went to my local hardware store and they only had 50. So now I have to wait for my placed order ( 2 days?) to get the right size. My review will have a little delay
I think you will find you need a Torx 55, not 60.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #69
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well bad news to the followers ()

I had an "incedent" last night with some robbers. They took my mobile and went into a car, I attached myself to the frame (grabbed it) and they started the car.. well when they reached about 50kmh I fell off and apart from a bloody face, legs and shoulder I broke my wrist. so I won't be able to drive my bike for the next 4-6 weeks (can't even mount the shock ) so I'm very sorry for the delay!

thats reminds me, drive ATGATT!! that was at 50kmh, don't want to imagine a motorcycle accident at 70kmh or more. Thank god I had a hiking bag that protected my spine.
You got lucky. I did the same thing and wound up in traffic with a fractured pelvis as I was smashed into traffic. Of course when I did get them to "crash" I was up and ready to fight. They (yes plural) ran.

Moral of the story, much as I hate to admit it (I was young then) it's often times not worth it to fight so hard for "stuff".
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #70
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Well I've had them put on today by a mechanic friend.
for what it's worth:
High end version for the 8GS is amazing. The thing is glued to the road now and no more rodeo riding. Amazing. Waiting for my broken hand to heal to try it offroad. Will be posting pics tomorrow :o)
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #71
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A follower yuppie
No seriously I paid 1044 for the Highend shock in germany. Cheapest and easiest way for me.
Was that 1044 euro for the extreme shock ?

They're $2500 down here in arse end of world :)
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #72
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Was that 1044 euro for the extreme shock ?

They're $2500 down here in arse end of world :)
Nope I bought the Highend version;
the Extreme shock is 1274 in germnay
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #73
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I'm still impressed by the improvement.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #74
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Come on Loutre, feedback feedback please
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #75
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Hey Loutre, don't tell me you are in a tent with no internet!
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