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Old 10-11-2010, 06:37 AM   #16
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$1,800??????? There better be stickers with MY name on them at that price.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #17
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I could buy three Yugos for that price
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:00 PM   #18
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$1,800??????? There better be stickers with MY name on them at that price.
Meh. It's not that unreasonable. Yeah, there's a couple hundred bucks in there for the name, but otherwise it's pretty comparable to RT and Traxxion.

The bitubo price would be unrealistically low...if it wasn't for their questionable reliability.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:29 PM   #19
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Meh. It's not that unreasonable. Yeah, there's a couple hundred bucks in there for the name, but otherwise it's pretty comparable to RT and Traxxion.

The bitubo price would be unrealistically low...if it wasn't for their questionable reliability.
Not to nitpick, but there are nearly 40 Bitubo kits in the US and Canada alone with 2 failures, both with 10,000+ 'harsh' miles. Just sayin.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:27 PM   #20
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...and there's plenty more RT, traxxion, and Ohlins insets out there in the world on various machines...with much lower failure rates.

For what you give/get with the bitubos, they're an okay deal. If you want to keep the initial cost low but don't any to waste your time with springs, they're a good option.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:10 PM   #21
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...and there's plenty more RT, traxxion, and Ohlins insets out there in the world on various machines...with much lower failure rates.

For what you give/get with the bitubos, they're an okay deal. If you want to keep the initial cost low but don't any to waste your time with springs, they're a good option.
Bitubo kit comes w/ springs.

The Bitubo kit is amazingly inexpensive in comparison. After over 10,000 miles I paid $300 for a re-build/re-valve.
Not cheap, but the other cartridge kits will require service as well.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #22
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Bitubo kit comes w/ springs.

The Bitubo kit is amazingly inexpensive in comparison. After over 10,000 miles I paid $300 for a re-build/re-valve.
Not cheap, but the other cartridge kits will require service as well.
Though, other cartridge kits can easily be serviced DIY with $10 worth of suspension fluid...

I agree, in the short run and/or for folks that don't put many miles on their bike, the Bitubo kit could be quite appealing. As the years go by though, the amortization of the 'better' kits makes more and more sense.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:17 AM   #23
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If anyone is interested. I have KYB cartridges/new caps for rebound and compression adjusters on the lower legs. Will post up some pics and more detail in another thread.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:24 AM   #24
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Though, other cartridge kits can easily be serviced DIY with $10 worth of suspension fluid...

I agree, in the short run and/or for folks that don't put many miles on their bike, the Bitubo kit could be quite appealing. As the years go by though, the amortization of the 'better' kits makes more and more sense.
I agree.

With any luck I'll be on a different bike by then.
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If anyone is interested. I have KYB cartridges/new caps for rebound and compression adjusters on the lower legs. Will post up some pics and more detail in another thread.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:52 PM   #28
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Any reviews on the Ohlins (install and performance)?

I suspect these are way too advanced for my riding...but..

I gotta do something, and not sure if simply changing springs and fluid is the ticket...
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