Touratech Shocks

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jj le roux, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Great discussion going here

    Hey konflict are you able to provide any better how to's on setting up the extreme and or other TT shocks as I find if I understand when and how to adjust something I'm more likely to do so. Eg 'off tar with 30kg you should wind back preload' etc.
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  2. Olvi

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    There was no need since a stayed with the original travel at the front suspension and this shock is by default set to correspond that.
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  3. Olvi

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    This prealod graph is what I'm planning to do. I will do this in more detailed with my normal basic load (me, riding gear and backpack with hydration and minor tools) and then with my normal travel gear weight added. By this I try to make some kind of map of preload adjustment with different loads.

    Unfortunately I'm not able to do this at the moment - busy with other stuff for a few weeks.

    Damping is then another story. I have read some literature on that but still have a lot to learn. Since the suspension has changed so dramatically better (front and rear) I really have to learn to ride again. Bike is soooo much better and riding the shitty original suspension has left its marks. I still ride cautiously when there is no need for it anymore. Roads and trails became smoother overnight...:wink:
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  4. xsf18cdf

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    What about BM802/302/303?

    Thanks,
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  5. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    If I read the information correctly PDS is only available for the most expensive TT shock ($1795) ...

    And no I don't think Öhlins shock provide you with that kind of feature, although the newer cartridges for the fork are supposed to prevent a bottoming out.

    petzi-baer
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  6. xsf18cdf

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    According to Ohlins rep in NC the above mentioned shocks have a progressive damping circuit on them. Getting ready to purchase and want to make sure I've got good info. I just had the forks done by them.

    Thanks,

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  7. xsf18cdf

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    I am 52, been riding since I was 12, raced motocross until joining the Army. I don't plan on motocrossing/enduro'ing, but plan on off-road, camping, etc. I'm fit for an old guy, but been shot a couple times, a broken neck and a couple helicopter crashes that I'm reminded of daily so just trail riding and camping (2-up) will be as wild as I'll get.

    Thanks,

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  8. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    How much height adjustment (increase) is available?
    Are there any consequences for chain/sprocket/axle/wheelbase etc?
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  9. rmhrc628

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    You mean for the TT shock? I read another 10mm at the shock which equates to 25mm at the wheel.
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  10. Tom Morrison

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    When I decided to return my lowered F650 to standard height, I went with Ohlins, and am quite happy with the ride improvement. The one thing that would keep me away from the Touratech units, is the rediculous mark up on them. You can buy an Ohlins for half the price they ask for the same shock. I've heard these touratech shocks are made by Tractive? Is there an alternate dealer that does not gouge riders?
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  11. Olvi

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    Yes, they are made by Tractive. And unfortunately Touratech made them pricey. But, before you compare Tractive (Touratech) and Ohlins, take the same level model. Even the basic Tractive shock is high quality one and tested way beyond reasonable. I know a bit of a background on these products (and manufacturer) and I can tell there has been serious engineering and testing for extended durability. The reason I went Tractive over Ohlins (or WP)
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  12. Grits&Gravy

    Grits&Gravy Been here awhile

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    Touratech and Ohlins are apples and oranges. They even sell Ohlins just in case you don't want to pay for their line of shocks :deal


    I couldn't agree with you more. Touratech has taken into mind the true adventure rider, and their shocks are designed to handle large loads of gear on long days thru backcountry terrain. They obviously realized there was a market for their new product and stepped up.
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  13. Tom Morrison

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    Actually, when I bought my Ohlins, the Tractive shocks were not available. That said, the price Touratech wanted for an Ohlins shock was about twice what I paid elsewhere.

    Fact is Touratech over charges. If I was Tractive, I'd be selling direct, and sell a lot more with reasonable prices.
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  14. rmhrc628

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    TT does over charge on some items. But their shock makes ohlins look like my 1985 non adjustable 5mm shaft Honda Fatcat shock. The TT extreme is so overbuilt and ma it's not funny.

    Many on here will tell you how shit the ohlins is.

    I'm def getting an extreme after looking at the details and user reports here
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  15. xsf18cdf

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    BM802/302/303 are NOT PDS.
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  16. dbh

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    The only way to get order the new Touratech Extreme into Canada is through Touratech Canada. Their price $2248.24 plus shipping and taxes. USA price $1795.00 The currency exchange is near par at the moment at 0.9964, so the extra gouging fee of the Canadian distributer comes to $446.75

    Not enough lube provided to make that kind of reaming acceptable. While I'm sure they are good the Canadian made Elka shock is $995 so I could buy 2 and still pay less.
    One is now on its way.
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  17. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    That is incorrect, I can provide the TT line into Canada.
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  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Narf a shame that it costs that much! I just placed my order to the mothership for a highend version (living in France I'll get it in germany, less expensive than TT France...), Thanks again for all your help KM! I mentionned you and your help to TT germany. Don't know if you have any link with them or just TT USA but I like when competence is noticed and rewarded.

    So I'll go to germany and get my shock the 25th. Review is to follow!
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  19. dbh

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    TT needs to update their website then. They make no mention of you! What would your price be?
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  20. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    I am a independent dealer for TT products, specifically their suspension line. I was chosen by TT USA to be the only authorized service center in the US. I have helped educate the TT staff by holding a private suspension seminar at the Seattle location for their employees, therefore they can answer most questions you the consumers might have.
    I can also answer any technical suspension questions you have as I am the only person in the US that has disassembled, inspected, and recorded their settings, piston design, port flows etc.
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