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Old 01-17-2011, 08:55 PM   #76
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They'll give you a couple bucks off if you buy a BM 802 shock the same time you get the forks done.

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #77
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I'm guessing the the gas pressurized cartridges require special equipment to rebuild that your average shop doesn't have. The basic oil damping is tried and true and any suspension shop will easily be able to order the parts to do the repair.

I'm still curious is the USA (NIX) model requires the bottom lug to be machined. $200 install isn't so bad really. It would cost me more to do find someone here to do it, because they would have to build a jig and that gets expensive quick.

I'm a little worried about the single function tubes though. What happens when you blow a seal? No damping in one direction at all? That sounds pretty bad to me.
Depends on what you consider your "average" shop. I know of 3 shops in the ATL area that can service any TTX product, one being your's truly. I have TTX's in both my G450X and KTM 525, love em!! Took a little tuning and retuning, but they are damn good once dialed in.

NIX system will do just fine and have been discussing the product's development with the test riders and they have all noticed and liked the improvement. If it were me spending money on the forks it would be TTX all the way and I am pretty sure David at Fast Bike Industries can source, install and tune the TTX Twalcom units for any who want a USA source to deal with.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:24 AM   #78
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what would be the most maintenance free setup?

how does this compare? http://twalcomusa.com/f800gs/suspens...50gs-twin.html
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:51 PM   #79
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what would be the most maintenance free setup?

how does this compare? http://twalcomusa.com/f800gs/suspens...50gs-twin.html
My Bitubos went about a year before needing a rebuild. I have only found one shop willing to do the job, but that's okay w/ me. They did a great job.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:44 PM   #80
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More cartridge options is always a good thing. I look forward to hearing how these work out.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #81
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My Bitubos went about a year before needing a rebuild. I have only found one shop willing to do the job, but that's okay w/ me. They did a great job.
I am a suspension noob.... are they GAS?
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:35 PM   #82
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I believe the Bitubo are gas charghed cartridges.

These Ohlins are not, I have not asked how long before rebuilding. I would imagine the oil will need to be changed. I have 19K miles on my forks and I noticed some wear from the bushings, so I think I may need to change out the bushings at that time anyway.

Lots of unknowns for me yet. We'll see how it works out.

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I believe the Bitubo are gas charghed cartridges.

These Ohlins are not, I have not asked how long before rebuilding. I would imagine the oil will need to be changed. I have 19K miles on my forks and I noticed some wear from the bushings, so I think I may need to change out the bushings at that time anyway.

Lots of unknowns for me yet. We'll see how it works out.

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which is less maintenance?
The Bitubos are gas charged.

Maintenance is simpler w/ the non-gas charged cartridges.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #85
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Ohlins implied that their gas charged cartridges would require more maintenance.

I need to ask more questions along this line.

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Old 01-22-2011, 08:30 PM   #86
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Finally received the Ohlins FGK 3000 fork cartridge kit and the BM 802 ST46 Shock.

Initial impressions are very positive. They really stiffen up the suspension creating an entirely new level of handling on the street. Its like riding a different bike.

Given the weather up here I won't be able to test it out off road for awhile.

For optimal results I suspect I will have to record and dial in the settings for off road and change it back for the tarmac.
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... If it were me spending money on the forks it would be TTX all the way and I am pretty sure David at Fast Bike Industries can source, install and tune the TTX Twalcom units for any who want a USA source to deal with.
I am going to call David at Fast Bike to discuss...

I have the forks ready for "something"...I ride like an old slow man, yet I still bottom these things on a regular basis even just on the forest roads "whoops"...
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #89
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A week for shipment. 2 weeks for rebuild (backlog) and another week for return ship. I expect them back here Feb 15.

And the streets look like this around here, so no testing until the ice clears off the street.





Maybe a test report the end of March?

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A week for shipment. 2 weeks for rebuild (backlog) and another week for return ship. I expect them back here Feb 15.

And the streets look like this around here, so no testing until the ice clears off the street.




Maybe a test report the end of March?
What are you talkin about March. Sunny blue sky, looks like great conditions to test out the new suspension.
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