Melbourne Suspension. OH I CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE ALREADY!!! !

Discussion in 'Australia' started by fnatic, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Hey All

    Just looking for local knowledge, looking into upgrading suspension on my 2013 F800gs (has the WP forks). But still soft for my liking, needing something a bit stiffer, with less risk of bottoming out when I push her a bit.

    Haven't bottomed yet, but my riding style is bit...... softly softly, ok used to it, now give her the BEANS. :evil

    Know about the options Hyperpro/Bitubo/Traxxion AK20/Ohlins/Racetech. Soooooo much info.... But a good local pro is worth their weight in gold...

    Anyone in Melbourne know any good suspension workshops or Gurus around?

    Be awesome if any other VIC F800 riders had theirs done and happy with the improvement.

    Cheers

    Jared
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  2. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    Izzy at Suspensions R Us knows his stuff and is a WP agent so you'll get genuine parts.
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  3. tvan

    tvan Been here awhile

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    G'day Jared,

    Not sure where you are but ASR down near Arthurs Seat (Mornington Peninsula) is excellent, his product is Wilbers Suspension. Give them a ring, very helpful. This will at least help you to decide what you need.



    http://www.asr.com.au/contact-us.html
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  4. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Try Krooztune in Boronia, best suspension guys I have met.
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  5. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    i used izzy once. the experience wasnt a screaming success. luck of the draw maybe
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  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Ditti Krooztune: they managed to make no discernable difference on my bike, and made a poor bike worse for my wife. They do know how to charge, however...
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  7. DR-DRZ

    DR-DRZ Been here awhile

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    Plus one on ASR, good advice and he wont sell you something you don't need.
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  8. -Macca-

    -Macca- Adventurer

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    Plus two on ASR
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  9. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Hi Jared, Peter from Promecha is currently upgrading the rear shock on my V Strom outfit.

    http://www.promecha.com.au/index.html

    He was the only suspension expert that said he could rebuild my existing shock, everyone else tried to talk me into buying some whizz bang $1,500 + shock that was, frankly, over kill for my outfit.
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  10. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Wow, thanks for the replies guys...

    tvan/DR-DRZ/Macca: Gave ASR a call, very helpful, happy to chat and work out what I required and informed me what he had and what could be done. Also gave me a tip to fix bottoming out which wouldn't required any purchases or parts from him if I wanted to try a cheaper fix. Nice chap, would be happy to deal with him when time comes to update suspension.

    prestonpaul: tried to get a hold of Izzy, no such luck yet...


    marlboroughlad/precis: thanks for the heads up, find you can usually tell how your experience will go with a product (normally) by how available/happy they are to listen to what you want and give you information about available products to match one to what you are looking for. Will give them a call and see what they say. (if they give me used car salesman pitch I won't be suprised....)

    farqhuar/Touring Dave: will give Krooztune and Promecha a buzz and have a chat...

    Great input all, exactly what I was after. Im happy to upgrade springs, oil weight and experiment with that mod before going full cartridge update. Won't be upgrading front forks for a couple weeks due to $ so will have a good ring around and go from there. Now I know who to ring...

    Cheers :freaky

    Live in Kilmore, but have friends near the peninsula and around melbourne so can travel and catch up whilst bike is being done...
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  11. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    Boltons in Kyneton used to have a suspension guy in their workshop as well. Don't know if that's still true but may be worth giving them a call as it's probably the closest option for you.
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  12. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    It's worth checking with Boltons, back in 2000 their suspension guy did magic on my 400 exc that some VERY good suspension gurus had struggled with.

    I'm another very happy asr customer, he's a great guy and I'll be taking my guzzi forks to him when I get organised. He built up a fantastic wilburs rear shock for my guzzi.
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  13. Adventcha UnCut

    Adventcha UnCut Wannabe

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    Anthony Giles operates Choice Suspension out of Boltons in Kyneton. Had him fit my Powercell Performance - Ohlins TTx22 cartridge kit to the 990 last week which got tested on the dirt tracks of CV today - very impressed. Maybe not what the OP is looking for (as far as the kit fitted) but maybe you don't need to travel all the way to the Shitty to get the work done :clap

    Cheers,

    Adv UNCuT
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  14. Jdeks

    Jdeks Accepting and supportive of everyones feelings.

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    Another option:

    Chad's Offroad Setups in Geelong.

    They resprung and re-did the valve stack on my 950.

    TOTALLY transformed the bike. Best $600 I ever spent. Not just in terms of being able to it stuff (much) faster, but also real confidence inspiring in terms of control. And just more comfortable too (at least when the going gets rough).

    Even better than that, when I called him (Chad) about a YEAR later to ask for some advice, he not only remembered the bike, but spent about half an hour happily chatting away giving me tips on sorting it out. For free.

    11/10 stars.
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  15. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    He just did my 640 service and it was all good.:D
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  16. Adventcha UnCut

    Adventcha UnCut Wannabe

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    Big Ups for Chad also... Took Huskygirls' SM610 and transformed it into a good handling ADV bike for a short person for a very reasonable amount. I still get a smile every time I ride that bike.
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