Matris - front suspension kit 800gs

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by kugi, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. kugi

    kugi n00b

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    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 F 800 GS.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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  2. grandru

    grandru Adventurer

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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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  3. casperghst42

    casperghst42 Been here awhile

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    The 900R is using 48mm Sachs (http://900.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en/technical_data.php)

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

    Casper
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  4. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussie Kiwi

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    Just to revive this threadÂ….

    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 :thumb
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  5. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussie Kiwi

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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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