Racetech v Traxxion

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  1. GoneAgain

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    funny.... i started googling things like BM302 today :D


    i can feel 'another' suspension tread comin on :evil :deal


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  2. GoneAgain

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    Thanks mate... no doubt i'll have a question or 2 after they arive... :evil


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  3. GoneAgain

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    will do... i hate it when you come across a thread, asking about something your lookin for and there is a whole lot of quality advise from inmates...and no closure from the OP re what they did or how the actual product faired v expectation etc...

    might even post some pics :evil

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    Hi GA....Yes please keep us posted....lookin at goin down the same path
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  5. GoneAgain

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    so minor update.... the Traxxons are in the post :D


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  6. Rider 101

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    Thanks for the update. I will be interested in the all up price as I have gained enough brownies for a serious look. I would like to see a comparison between what you are doing, the Shiver mod, Racetech and Ohlins nix30. price and performance.
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  7. GoneAgain

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    re prices (to Australia, in Australian dollars, as at 'now'.. )

    Traxxon : $1630
    Racetech : $1850
    Ohlins : Over $2k (estimate $2215)

    Shiver... dunno... but just postage for forks return to USA would be about $820...


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  8. DoWorkSon

    DoWorkSon Been here awhile

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    The shiver conversion is probably the cheapest, but more difficult, fork upgrade. It could be the most versatile option because the internals being used are fairly common and most suspension shops can rebuild/revalve the internals being used. It's more difficult because you have to find new forks, find a shop to machine your forks, and re-assemble it all. Konflict does the same thing, but for more $$ that it would cost you to do yourself.

    My conversions costed about $440.. $160 for forks, $140 for springs, $120 for machining, and $20 for oil and other misc parts.

    I am not sure if race tech, traxxion or ohlins can be worked on by other shops or if they would have to be sent into their shop for work.

    Performance has been phenominal even without a revalve.
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  9. GoneAgain

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    thanks for the cost re the shivers.. thats about $500 Australian.. the other 'problem' with the shivered option (at least in Oz), is finding those forks over here seems just about imposible.. i guess some from the US would be possible, but that would add around $415 Australian in postage... bringing the shiverd option to around $915 Australian...


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  10. Rider 101

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    Hi GA,
    I have sent a query to Traxxion re price etc. I will be keeping an eye out for updates from you:clap. Interested it delivery time, ease of fitting etc.
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  11. GoneAgain

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    you'll probably hear from Dan.. and i recon he'll say $1295 plus $150 postage.. :D

    paypals excange rate ar around 88 cents..

    i'll wack some pics up when i do the job (not expecting them for about 2 weeks..)

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  12. Rider 101

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    Spot on with the price and email from Dan. I am about to sidle up to the kitchen sink, offer to do the dishes, pour a soothing drink, cook dinner then drop the hint to The Boss:wink:
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  13. GoneAgain

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    well its good to know he's alive! :deal

    i paypal'd him/them, got an email saying he got it and they should ship 'today or tomorrow' (last monday)... asked him for a tracking number and havent heard boo since :ear

    I checked the UPS site (assuming they used UPS....) and that recons friday will be the earliest it will get here...

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  14. Rider 101

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    No tracking number isn't good. If I go ahead ( which I have permission from "she who must be obeyed") I will insist on tracking number. I have had gear from the US before and about 7 to 10 days is all it takes. Hope all is well with your order and I will be watching this thread.
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  15. GoneAgain

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    yeah well, we at least know the company exists! :lol3 I'm just assuming they're one of those companies that get your money n send your stuff...and think there is no need to 'waste time' talkin any more :ear
    (got the 'paypal' guarantee on my side still... not that i'm thinkin it will get to that...:deal)

    but yeah... maybe hold off the order till mine arrive :evil
    (even if its just to know what happens when you break the $1000 import limit for GST etc :eek1 )

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    I forgot about that gst on over $1000 imports. That could jack the price close to the Racetech mods. I will be waiting for you to receive yours. maybe I could get them to split the package and postage to bring it under $1000.
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    My AK20's are still working terrific after two years.....no further adjustments.

    My oil level is set in the 90 - 95mm range (from top). I forget; it's been too long. Got it written down somewhere. Just know I had to use more oil than Traxxion recommended to stop it from bottoming out (metal on metal) when jumping.

    Make sure you've got the "Indy Mod" on your rear shock mount! You're gonna need it for the faster rough riding you will likely be enjoying which better forks will permit. Better go ahead and put an Ohlins shock on the rear, while you're at it. :deal

    HF :thumbup
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  18. GoneAgain

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    so another minor update... the Traxxons are NOT in the post :eek1

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    sigh..

    chased em up again and got an apology, aparently they are out of fork caps.. more have been made and are at the anodisers...

    dunno when they'll be ready.......

    would have been nice to know...

    no real drama... other than i'm heading off on the bike for 2 months in 3 weeks! :cry :eek1


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  19. Rider 101

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    Bummer:eek1
    any idea of GST?


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    thanks HighFive...

    can you tell us... how much you weigh and what spring rate you have...?

    thanks
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    (no more updates yet...its been the weekend... hoping to hear something re caps tonight/tomorrow...)
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