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Old 06-12-2009, 11:01 PM   #46
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Thats a bugger if they've become unavailable. I have been contemplating what I will do with my front end but have been busy with my rear disc conversion. I think the inserts were something like $2000 through BMW. Will have to check again.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:35 PM   #47
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I emailed Q-tech and got a reply of no they are not available. I was ordering some bits from BMW so I got him to price the left and right inserts. NZ $912+gst(12.5%) each side.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats US$653 or EUR$468 each side.
The part # are 31422317539 Left and 31422317540 Right. Has anyone else priced these through BMW ?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:31 AM   #48
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NZ $912+gst(12.5%) each side.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ouch. Not surprisingly, ridiculous numbers from BMW. Would you consider going with another front end entirely?
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:57 AM   #49
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Ouch. Not surprisingly, ridiculous numbers from BMW. Would you consider going with another front end entirely?
Yes, I built a WP fork setup for it a few years ago, but in a moment of madness was going to sell my Airhead so I sold the WP front end. Then I came to my senses and kept my Airhead. ! The triple clamps are probably the most expensive item, depending of course on what forks you buy. I could do the Cartridge Emulator thing, although they are not as good as a good set of cartridge forks. This is the setup I sold.


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Old 06-15-2009, 12:17 PM   #50
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I have a bike with the inserts and tuning works through the entire stroke..



See # 25?

I think that is the adjustable portion, that is pushed down through a seperate tube... I am told that this is the piece that doens't have measureable effect until the end of the stroke.... is this different on the magnum inserts?
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:53 PM   #51
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One advantage of these things is that you can fine tune them on the move, and I can assure you that the adjusters make a difference no matter what range the suspension is running in.

It isnt large , and on bitumen you would be hard pressed to notice it till you hit major bumps, but when you hit the dirt, or in my case gravel roads, a couple of clicks can make a big difference.

They are sensitive to oil grade too - a fill with fresh oil makes a noticable improvement , particulearly if the old stuff has done 50,000 k s --------.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:23 PM   #52
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Hard to see in that. But the smaller diameter rod above#25 I think is attached to 25, then it's attached to the clicker on top of the fork. by turning the clicker you change the opening in 25, which is what does the adjustments. By having that low in the fork, it allows adjustments through the whole stroke.

I might be wrong tho.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:41 AM   #53
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What is confusing is the drawn length of the rod, but if you look carefully you will see a squiggle in the centre of the rod - that squiggle indicates that there is a bit of the drawing missing, in this case the extra length needed to get it up to the top cap.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:07 PM   #54
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Inserts

Hallo John,
at the moment we have no parts in stock. We are trying to get a production arranged again, but we are not sure if and when it works.
Please contact us again within abt 4 weeks.

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Klaus Pepperl
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Geschäftsführer:A.Halbfeld; K.Pepperl; Amtsgericht Landshut HRB1822


If we all contact them perhaps they will get some more made?

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Old 06-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #55
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If we all contact them perhaps they will get some more made?

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The about the cost of these inserts I would choose the buy the triple clamps from a German company that allows the use of WP Extreme 50mm conventionals and a KTM front wheel (or BMW)...
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:04 AM   #56
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Hallo John,
at the moment we have no parts in stock. We are trying to get a production arranged again, but we are not sure if and when it works.
Please contact us again within abt 4 weeks.

Best regards
Klaus Pepperl
HPN Motorradtechnik GmbH
Hofmarkstr.1, D-8475 Seibersdorf
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If we all contact them perhaps they will get some more made?

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At this point in time I would be interested in a set if they could get some more. Can you update this thread if you hear anything more ?
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:46 AM   #57
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At this point in time I would be interested in a set if they could get some more. Can you update this thread if you hear anything more ?
Sure but why not send them an email, the more demand the more likely they are to make them.

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:12 PM   #58
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Is it worth getting definite numbers? ie. a list of people ready to come up with the cash that we can forward to HPN with a promise of a deposit.

How many sets would make such a thing viable? Perhaps a phone call is in order.
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Looks like Ohlins is just starting to produce cartridge kits for motocross bikes.... perhaps they would cobble together a set for G/S's

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Old 06-17-2009, 06:18 PM   #60
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Looks like Ohlins is just starting to produce cartridge kits for motocross bikes.... perhaps they would cobble together a set for G/S's

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Unlikely and have you priced them ?
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