Racetech v Traxxion

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GoneAgain, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. GoneAgain

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    thanks for that... interesting...

    was a bit surprised rebound and damping were seperate legs... but i've just gotten off the phone to Racetech...and they are as well! :lol3


    oh and got a more 'solid' price from racetech

    (aussie dollars)

    cartridges : $1395
    fork caps w adjusters : $299
    springs : $169

    total parts : $1863




    and you can do it yourself, no machining required...
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  2. Indy Unlimited

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    Traxxion AK20 kit with tools runs around $1,400 US funds
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  3. GoneAgain

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    thanks for that Indy... (still waiting on a reply from traxxion:eek1)

    thats about $1600 aussie...

    hmm..



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  4. GoneAgain

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    finallygot a reply from Traxxion... $US 1300 plus postage..

    slightly leaning towards the Traxxions now...


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    What's the postage each way. Could add up to a few hundred.
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  6. GoneAgain

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    not sure... i kept my 'chase up email' brief/simple to make it easy to get a reply:D

    the postage question was in the subsequent email which im now waiting on...

    but from lookin at a couple of US websites, the postage on a rear shock is anywhere btw 130 and 190 US..! :cry


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  7. Indy Unlimited

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    Traxxion kit ships to you with tools for easy install. I have done a dozen of them for local Colorado BMW riders.
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  8. GoneAgain

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    Indy.. you got em in your 800....?


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  9. GoneAgain

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    From Traxxion its $150 US$.. (you dont have to post your forks to them..)

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  10. GoneAgain

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    Indy...

    Traxxion tell me the 3 valving options are:

    [FONT=&quot]Hard core offroad (pretending it is a motocrosser), normal off road, street.[/FONT]

    are you refering/recomending the 'normal offroad' or 'hardcore offroad'..?

    thanks!

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  11. Indy Unlimited

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    Hardcore off road is what I use.
    Still works fine on the street especially if you like to hit speed bumps at 50 mph.
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  12. machinebuilder

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    If you refer back a couple posts, What they told me is

    "Hardcore Offroad"
    "Adventure touring"
    Street

    I went with their "Hardcore Offroad".

    My thought was to get the greatest benefit where it is the hardest to ride.
    If I was just a street rider I probably wouldn't have upgraded the suspension.
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  13. machinebuilder

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    THat's sort of like hitting the potholes in the forest service roads at 50mph:evil:evil

    and it's even better after turning the damping adjustments out


    Because I ride a lot of roads that the pavement is in not so good shape on road/ off road isn't much different at times.:lol3
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  14. GoneAgain

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    So MB.. do to find that the hardcore offroad is a tiny bit worse than stock on the highway...?

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    NO.........

    the Hardcore offroad is LOTS AND LOTS better than the stock on the highway:D.

    What I was trying to say is if all I road was smooth pavement, the stock suspension is adequate.

    I think the reason is the stock springs are around .44kg and the Traxxion Hardcore are .65kg (for me 200lbs+ touring gear), AND the Traxxion valving allows the forks to absorb the square edge bumps so much better.

    In all my reading as I understand it the stock forks hydrolock (fluid stops moving) in a sharp jolt, this is what causes the jarring feel from every pothole etc.

    When I did this upgrade, I got the forks quicker than I got my shock.
    The forks were a MUCH bigger improvement, but they really highlighted the shocks difficencys.

    as an example, there is a dirt/gravel road near me that gets alot of traffic and is potholes ( small to medium) and washboarded in sections.
    with the stock suspension I became uncomfortable at about 35mph, the jarring through the handlebars made me feel almost out of control.
    With just the Traxxion Forks, and the stock shock I was comfortable to about 50mph (I chicken out about there, lots of trees, dropoffs to a creek and banks to hit)

    With the Wilburs shock add another 5mph.

    I've been working alot lately and haven't been riding as much but I think after playing with the damping adjustments on the forks and shocks I can absorb even more of the sharp edged jolts.

    On a nice winding paved country road, with the stock suspension I could keep a pretty good speed, with the new suspension I keep reminding myself to not get caught (probably 20-25mph higher in the curves)

    As I recall the Adventure spring rate is about .75kg and the street is about .95kg, I think that would be quite stiff for much rough surface riding.
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  16. GoneAgain

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    cheers for the clarification MB.. pretty sure i'll be goin down that path..


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  17. GoneAgain

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    so it looks like i'll pull the trigger and order the traxxions (hardcore offroad edition) tomorrow night...:D

    if anyone should know of any reason why i shouldnt, speak now or forever hold thy peace....... :deal


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    Just run 5W oil around 100 mm from the top of the collapsed tube with spring and cartridge installed.
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  19. Rider 101

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    Hi GoneAgain,
    keep posting time to get parts, ease of fitting etc. It might be time to talk nice to "she who must be obeyed" ! Just finished her shed to house new horse float so I think I might have some brownie points.:clap
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    :D:D:D:D

    Nothing more to say.


    Enjoy, and save some money for a shock now
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