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Old 07-07-2013, 04:28 AM   #16
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Traxxion is a proven reliable and serviceable with great performance but make sure you order the valving for off road. They have 3 standard valving offerings for the F800GS.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:05 AM   #17
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mind me askin how much it cost yall for traxxion?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #18
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i'm still waiting for a reply from Traxxion re costs... but they sound like they are a genuine 'drop-in' fix (ie no machining required..)

I'm expecting they will be cheaper than the racetech option...


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Old 07-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #19
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Traxxion turned my forks around in 10 days. It is the biggest impact single upgrade you can do to this bike.

how long have you had yours in for? had them serviced since?

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #20
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how long have you had yours in for? had them serviced since?

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this will be close to 1 year, about 5000mi (it's been really busy at work)

I haven't had them serviced, I don't think I need to yet.

As I recall it was about $1200 to have them install everything.
I removed the forks and sent them to them and got them back in 10 days, But they are just in Georgia, maybe 150mi from me, I could have ridden down and had them do the R&R also.

I know there are a couple guy's in Colorado that have installed them themselves, I don't think its to difficult if you have worked on forks before.

As Indy has pointed out, order the "offroad" setup, they also off an "on road", and an "adventure" setup, going by my poor memory it's not just valving changes but stiffer spring rates also.
I got their "offroad" setup and find it has sped me up on road too. I thought I'd rather lose a little on pavement, and gain more off pavement. The gains on both from stock are amazing.

here's my original writeup
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821115

One thing I will point out, this makes one leg for compression damping and one leg for rebound damping. That's why there is no machining required and you still get adjustments for both.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #21
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thanks for that... interesting...

was a bit surprised rebound and damping were seperate legs... but i've just gotten off the phone to Racetech...and they are as well!


oh and got a more 'solid' price from racetech

(aussie dollars)

cartridges : $1395
fork caps w adjusters : $299
springs : $169

total parts : $1863




and you can do it yourself, no machining required...
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Traxxion AK20 kit with tools runs around $1,400 US funds
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thanks for that Indy... (still waiting on a reply from traxxion)

thats about $1600 aussie...

hmm..



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Old 07-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #24
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finallygot a reply from Traxxion... $US 1300 plus postage..

slightly leaning towards the Traxxions now...


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postage

What's the postage each way. Could add up to a few hundred.
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finallygot a reply from Traxxion... $US 1300 plus postage..

slightly leaning towards the Traxxions now...


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Old 07-11-2013, 02:03 AM   #26
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not sure... i kept my 'chase up email' brief/simple to make it easy to get a reply

the postage question was in the subsequent email which im now waiting on...

but from lookin at a couple of US websites, the postage on a rear shock is anywhere btw 130 and 190 US..!


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:21 AM   #27
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Traxxion kit ships to you with tools for easy install. I have done a dozen of them for local Colorado BMW riders.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #28
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Indy.. you got em in your 800....?


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #29
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What's the postage each way. Could add up to a few hundred.

From Traxxion its $150 US$.. (you dont have to post your forks to them..)

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...... make sure you order the valving for off road. They have 3 standard valving offerings for the F800GS.

Indy...

Traxxion tell me the 3 valving options are:

Hard core offroad (pretending it is a motocrosser), normal off road, street.

are you refering/recomending the 'normal offroad' or 'hardcore offroad'..?

thanks!

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