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Old 12-23-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Öhlins for Adventure bikes - Triumph 800+XC

Just in time for Christmas. Anyone going to be our Guinea pig?



12/20/2013
Front-end upgrades are now available from Öhlins for Adventure bikes and Dual-Purpose motorcycles.

Hendersonville, North Carolina: Front-end upgrades are now available from Öhlins for Adventure bikes and Dual-Purpose motorcycles. The Öhlins FKA 100-series drop-in Cartridge Kits benefit from the lineage of Öhlins championship-winning road-racing kits, with applications for many mediumweight models of burly bikes.
Tuned for riding long miles on difficult terrain, the Öhlins Cartridge Kits provide smooth comfort everywhere, from riding tame routes to crossing insane roots, from tarmac to terrain. Developed from NIX technology, in which the compression and rebound damping are segregated to separate fork legs, these Cartridge Kits multiply and maximize the damping performance available within the confines of factory fork tubes.
Like all of Öhlins suspension products, the adventure Cartridge Kits are fully serviceable and rebuildable, and require the proprietary Öhlins suspension oil. The FKA 100 Cartridge Kits are fully adjustable, with rebound damping on one leg, compression on the other, and preload on both legs, transforming adventure motorcycles with improved comfort and heightened dynamic performance. Availability includes the BMW F800 GS, Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC, and the base-model Ducati Multistrada, with many more models being added throughout the season. Different spring rates are available.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Nice!! How much and there is a web site?
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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I'm just a consumer myself so I don't have any more info. I just saw the news release and thought it might be of interest here on this forum. I would love to upgrade my Tiger's suspension and this looks like a great solution. I think a suspension specialist would need to work with you to for proper setup. No idea on pricing either.

http://www.ohlinsusa.com/ohlins-usa-...g+the+UnRoads+
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Hey Ducati Rider, I just saw that you were a "consumer" also, ignore my pm.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #5
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I wonder if Rick at Cogent Dynamics is manufacturing these for Ohlins
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:12 AM   #6
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I'm just a consumer myself so I don't have any more info. I just saw the news release and thought it might be of interest here on this forum. I would love to upgrade my Tiger's suspension and this looks like a great solution. I think a suspension specialist would need to work with you to for proper setup. No idea on pricing either.

http://www.ohlinsusa.com/ohlins-usa-...g+the+UnRoads+
Thanks yeah I actually found a site that had them for 1300 bucks (and they set them up for your weight, riding style, etc.)...yikes! I will say down the road when my new 800 Roadie suspension is ready for a rebuild, I may go this route!

http://www.hardracing.com/OhlinsCartridgeKit.htm
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:29 AM   #7
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I will be the guinea pig. Race tech isn't cutting the mustard for me.





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Just in time for Christmas. Anyone going to be our Guinea pig?



12/20/2013
Front-end upgrades are now available from Öhlins for Adventure bikes and Dual-Purpose motorcycles.

Hendersonville, North Carolina: Front-end upgrades are now available from Öhlins for Adventure bikes and Dual-Purpose motorcycles. The Öhlins FKA 100-series drop-in Cartridge Kits benefit from the lineage of Öhlins championship-winning road-racing kits, with applications for many mediumweight models of burly bikes.
Tuned for riding long miles on difficult terrain, the Öhlins Cartridge Kits provide smooth comfort everywhere, from riding tame routes to crossing insane roots, from tarmac to terrain. Developed from NIX technology, in which the compression and rebound damping are segregated to separate fork legs, these Cartridge Kits multiply and maximize the damping performance available within the confines of factory fork tubes.
Like all of Öhlins suspension products, the adventure Cartridge Kits are fully serviceable and rebuildable, and require the proprietary Öhlins suspension oil. The FKA 100 Cartridge Kits are fully adjustable, with rebound damping on one leg, compression on the other, and preload on both legs, transforming adventure motorcycles with improved comfort and heightened dynamic performance. Availability includes the BMW F800 GS, Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC, and the base-model Ducati Multistrada, with many more models being added throughout the season. Different spring rates are available.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:46 AM   #8
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I will be the guinea pig. Race tech isn't cutting the mustard for me.
What are you using for the rear?

I would really like to upgrade this bikes front and rear shocks with something more supple on the street but resistant to blowing through all its travel off road. I have found a good upgraded suspension seems to pull off that trick.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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What are you using for the rear?

I would really like to upgrade this bikes front and rear shocks with something more supple on the street but resistant to blowing through all its travel off road. I have found a good upgraded suspension seems to pull off that trick.
Does Ohlins make a rear shock for the Tiger 800 yet?
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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I bought the Ohlins rear and my goals are similar to yours. Racetech isn't adjustable unless you rip the whole thing apart. I thought I could live with it, turns out life's too short to.




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What are you using for the rear?

I would really like to upgrade this bikes front and rear shocks with something more supple on the street but resistant to blowing through all its travel off road. I have found a good upgraded suspension seems to pull off that trick.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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Does Ohlins make a rear shock for the Tiger 800 yet?
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #12
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:01 PM   #13
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Did this mod yesterday. Big improvement over stock.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:21 PM   #14
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I'm wondering if this new "kit" was in any way a result of Ohlins USA building 10 sets of very similar looking pieces for the Super Tenere about 13 months ago.

We had one very influential and tenacious Tenere owner that begged and pleaded until Ohlins finally agreed to custom build the fork kits IF he could get 10 people to commit financially. I didn't even hesitate.

It cost considerably more than what these new kits are being quoted. Took a few months longer than Ohlins estimated. (turns out some parts had to be manufactured by Ohlins Sweden(?) because there were no existing pieces in production that could be adapted.

The results? Just what you should expect from these guys. Fantastic. Although we did have to send our OEM forks to NC and one tech would be assigned your set. Questions about individual weight and riding style would contribute to the setup. Most of us purchased an Ohlins rear shock at the same time and had the same tech set it up to match.

Just like the pictures in this thread, the replacement parts were EVERYTHING in the forks, save the tubes themselves. They even return your OEM cartridges assembled in a plastic bag.

I have no fear suggesting this new offering is likely worth every cent. Especially if you ride your beast in varying terrains and conditions. The adjustability is really amazing.



Anyways, if this IS somehow a result of Ohlins leveraging the efforts they made for those custom Tenere kits, I want you all to know it was my pleasure. Lol



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Old 02-24-2014, 08:31 AM   #15
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Wondering what is involved in actually changing to the Ohlins cartridges? Is this a simple drop in affair (for the most part)?
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