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Old 12-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #14356
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not quite, they were generally 18 rear, 19 front....Norton Commandos use(d) 19's front and rear and that makes for very limited rear tire choices....18 is not so bad, many more options
Sorry, I just went out to the shop and checked my 65. You are correct. I knew they were bigger. I did see a Triumph modern classic bike with 19-19 and it gave the bike a whole different look.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #14357
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If the Triumph is at 5"/5" f & r thats not so bad... lol For a bike that is lacking to start with.
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Thank you for the pic.
Yes, 5" each are not bad, 6" would be nice, too.

Are you really sure, that the works-parts offer an extra inch? You can measure the travel directly at the shock. With the shock fully extended while on centerstand, it looks lesser than 5" to me. But I could be wrong.

What did you pay for them and what alternatives are worth considering?
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:06 PM   #14358
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Thank you for the pic.
Yes, 5" each are not bad, 6" would be nice, too.

Are you really sure, that the works-parts offer an extra inch? You can measure the travel directly at the shock. With the shock fully extended while on centerstand, it looks lesser than 5" to me. But I could be wrong.

What did you pay for them and what alternatives are worth considering?
I am about two days away from my Scrambler Georgios. I'll check on shock travel upon my return when I get back (gotta dig out my old shocks too).
I will stay away from prices. Some people blast others for paying a premium price for premium shocks. Some will go through two sets of less expensive shocks (or not be satisfied).
My opinion is you get what you pay for, not just in quality, but in features too.

As much as I have spent on bolt-ons, it is still $15,000 less than what trick Harleys have into them (for comparison).
Maybe that is my justification for an expensive part here or there.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #14359
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Thank you for the pic.
Yes, 5" each are not bad, 6" would be nice, too.

Are you really sure, that the works-parts offer an extra inch? You can measure the travel directly at the shock. With the shock fully extended while on centerstand, it looks lesser than 5" to me. But I could be wrong.

What did you pay for them and what alternatives are worth considering?
I also have Works Performance shocks, but they are not the fancy ones with all the adjustments and reservoirs. When I ordered my shocks I could specify the length. I asked for 10 mm longer than stock to give a wee bit more travel without affecting steering. Only the spring compression is adjustable. They have been working well and I have not bottomed out since I got them.

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What came in the box.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:20 AM   #14360
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... Some people blast others for paying a premium price for premium shocks. ...
I would never do so, because I always respect other peoples choices, but I see your point. There are some strange people out there.

In the meantime, I´m looking forward to your measured values.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:24 AM   #14361
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... I asked for 10 mm longer than stock to give a wee bit more travel without affecting steering....
Thank you also for the nice pics.
Do they have 10 mm more travel or just more lenght, which "only" affects the seat height?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:01 AM   #14362
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Pure-Triumph's Bike of the Month

Look who was Pure-Triumph's Bike if the Month for November.



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Old 12-04-2011, 07:35 AM   #14363
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Thank you for the pic.
Yes, 5" each are not bad, 6" would be nice, too.

Are you really sure, that the works-parts offer an extra inch? You can measure the travel directly at the shock. With the shock fully extended while on centerstand, it looks lesser than 5" to me. But I could be wrong.

What did you pay for them and what alternatives are worth considering?

My ohlin´s 375mm they, price from 690us

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #14364
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I also did +10mm in length. Then add adjustable height to that.

These Race Tech G3S shocks somebody should get!
You can bet they are on the high end of pricing though.

You should lead with these shocks Georgios!
Although Race Tech has lacked for me in customer service on another bike, where I had to go to YSS shocks - which can be nice also.

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Old 12-04-2011, 08:18 AM   #14365
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Thank you Max and Henry.

Racetech seems to be also very good.

About the lenght, I didn´t mean the overall lenght of the whole damper, but the distance between the lower edge of the damper body and the rubber seat at the bottom of the piston rod (the visible part of the piston rod, with damper fully extended [on side- or better center stand]). This is equivalent to the travel, adding 5-10 mm for the compressed rubber.

Georgios screwed with this post 12-04-2011 at 08:33 AM
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #14366
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I just bought a set of Ricor shocks from an internet buddy in Germany. I don't know much about them, but at the price they were used, I think they're high end. Anybody know about them? Pros or cons?
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #14367
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I just bought a set of Ricor shocks from an internet buddy in Germany. I don't know much about them, but at the price they were used, I think they're high end. Anybody know about them? Pros or cons?
I have the Ricor intiminators, did we buy from same internet buddy rmak?
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #14368
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #14369
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jep , bought the intiminators and the ohlin to the front
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #14370
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He's a good guy. My Shocks are taking forever to get here. Hope you got your stuff faster.

BTW, I'm selling my shrouded Hagon shocks if anyone wants that old timey look.
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