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Old 11-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #16
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Ask TT how long the turn around time is when you need to have it rebuild .... very important question....



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Old 11-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #17
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:54 PM   #18
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All good information and opinions to consider. Thanks a lot guys!
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #19
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Elka has a service center in CA. I did not have to send mine to Canada.

When installing, you pretty much have to remove the carbon canister to fit the reservoir decently.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #20
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Elka has a service center in CA. I did not have to send mine to Canada.

When installing, you pretty much have to remove the carbon canister to fit the reservoir decently.
Xcellent..when I had mine, that wasn't an option..as far as I know..

I really liked my ELKA's on my '05 GS
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #21
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Alex at Konflict is doing the rebuild servicing on them, so that bit is pretty quick, he works on almost all brands but I "Believe" is the only one in North America that has the a proprietary tooling for the TT shocks.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #22
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I really like my Elka stage 4... Plus they had a sale at the time and I got it for far less than any other shock on the market. Much cheaper than the TT shock, and all the same features...

Took awhile to get it, because it was custom made, but its been great.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #23
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You probably already moved on this but I got the Elka Stage 4 on a group buy here. It was a smokin' deal and I have been very happy with it.
My past experience with Ohlins encouraged me to try Elka for this dual sport application. I hadn't had Ohlins shocks only forks but they seemed to go through seals pretty frequently on the dirt roads I travel. They just seemed higher maintenance and as a high mileage rider I wanted less fuss. So far so good with the Elka.
I did however go with Ohlins fork cartridges up front.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:35 AM   #24
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What sort of loads and spring rates are you guys running with the Elkas?

I think the principal problem with Ohlins is that their agents in places like Australia are not motorcycle oriented. They resell shocks with a markup. That's all.

When I ordered the shock, they asked about type of riding, loads etc....but then sent me the standard off the shelf model with a heavier spring in a box, for an extra $350.

I thought I was paying extra to have it actually set up by someone who knows what they are doing. I was wrong.
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