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Old 06-08-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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Matris - front suspension kit 800gs

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum, I would like to say "Hello!" for everyone.
I'm 800gs '11 owner and I thinks about some improvements.


After some offroad ventures, I thinks about suspension improvement, especially about front suspension modifications.

I know that we have many treads about front suspension, but I would like to focus on the Matris kit.
We discussed about Ohlins kit, about Bitubo kit, other but nothing about Matris kit.

For people don't know this Italian brand:
http://www.matrisdampers.com/
Kit for 800gs:
http://www.matrisdampers.com/BMW%20F%20800%20GS.pdf


From my short review:
Pros:
+ cheaper than Ohlins
+ full adjustable
+ compatible with standard BMW springs
+ look good ;-)

Cons:
- more expensive than Bitubo kit
- reduce travel 5mm (native 230mm, with kit 225mm) - info base on the product manual
- I can't find out users feedback


If you have any experiences with this product, I will be grateful.


Thanks in advance for you feedback.
Best,
Marcin
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hello,

I have them and I am really happy with them,
first I had progressiv wilbers into the front,
that was better than stock but not like I wanted it,
Ohlins to expencive, Bitubo many problems,
so Matrix dit the thing.

But now I have seen new Nuda and I wonder if the size off the forks is the same as the f800,
they are showa's and maybe cheaper.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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Hello,

I have them and I am really happy with them,
first I had progressiv wilbers into the front,
that was better than stock but not like I wanted it,
Ohlins to expencive, Bitubo many problems,
so Matrix dit the thing.

But now I have seen new Nuda and I wonder if the size off the forks is the same as the f800,
they are showa's and maybe cheaper.
The 900R is using 48mm Sachs (http://900.husqvarna-motorcycles.com...nical_data.php)

Still interesting.... if they have enough travel.

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Old 06-13-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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Just to revive this thread….

I am looking into the Matris cartridges as well. Does anyone have any up to date experience with these ? I hear they reduce the travel by 5mm still, does this matter ?

I am an experienced rider but not a suspension expert and I'd appreciate any feedback from guys or gals running this setup
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:57 PM   #5
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So an update as it doesn't seem many people have this.

I have been quoted $1600.00 installed (I remove forks) by Izzy at Suspensions R Us in Melbourne. He has been very helpful and I will most likely save up the cash and go for it.

I'll post a review once its done !
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