Touratech Shocks

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

  1. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    My pricing is in line with the suggested retail pricing online with the TT USA's website, plus shipping costs.
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  2. dbh

    dbh d00d

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    This is all good stuff! I hope anyone in Canada wishing to buy the Touratech shock makes sure and goes through you! That should send a very clear signal to the gouging Canadian distributor.

    Thanks for that info.
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  3. jj le roux

    jj le roux Adventurer

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    The guys at Wilbers make a good shock as well don't they. I believe even their entry level is great. Also made to rider spec, conditions and pillion.
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  4. jj le roux

    jj le roux Adventurer

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    How do they class their shocks at TT. Between the 3 which one to go for?
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  5. Grits&Gravy

    Grits&Gravy Been here awhile

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    Most, if not all, aftermarket custom shocks are set up per your specs and criteria

    They offer the different classes to compete with the other manufacturers and to cater to the type of riding you do and all depends on how deep your pockets are. If you are just going on a Sunday stroll get the lower end, if you are loading the bike up and taking some weekend or week long trips with an occasional fire road get the middle of the road, if you are loaded for bear and making your own trail thru some intense terrain and thrashing the bike get the high end.

    Call Alex at Konflict or call Touratech and tell them the type of riding you anticipate doing and they can assist and guide you to the shock that suits your wants/needs.
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  6. Olvi

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    Hmm, couple of dudes I know had Wilbers on their bikes. Both has blown at least ones (because of long-lasting stress) so I didn't take the same path. Pavement they may handle but if you put load and take you bike to the bumpy roads, you may end up to troubles.

    You must remember where you are going to use the bike. Many shocks can handle "easy flat roads" but if you plan to adventure elsewhere, long-lasting stress will kill many of the shock or the damping will die to to a overheat.This is where the design and quality plays its role and you can't do lasting shock in cheap.
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  7. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    I imagine were going to start seeing blown touratech shocks too sooner or later. With higher performance damping comes higher maintenance cost and shorter intervals. Keep it clean and have it rebuilt every year and the thing should last.
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  8. Loutre

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    TT stated every 30.000 kms.
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  9. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    Seems reasonable to me, right in line with other aftermarket options
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  10. shin938

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    Do you know if its possible to have a touratech rear shock for 1150 ADV with remote reservoir and high/low compression adjustment? like the expedition for the 1200?
    what about the suspension travel? will it be the same or less then as OEM?
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  11. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    Shine,
    I haven't done it before, but I don't see why I couldn't build you one. I could take the remote reservoir off lets say they Expedition series shock for the BMW F800GS and modify it to the Explore HP. It would maintain the stock height of the GS Adventure.
    Pricing and parts availability would be something I would need to follow up with if you are serious.
    PM me for any other questions you might have.
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  12. shin938

    shin938 Adventurer

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    Sent you a message.
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  13. jeff34

    jeff34 aventurier fran├žais

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    I 'd mounted bitubo kit and a Wilbers shock but I have exploded bitubo kit and I wanted to better
    then, I have sought the best for our 800
    I have put the TTX22 ohlins kit into the fork and shock touratech extrem
    I have not handled it as best as possible, but even with the first basic settings, it's awesome
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  14. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Any Offroad reports on the extreme ?

    How did your bitubo blow up? I thought they were good quality?
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  15. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Tuesday I'll get the Highend version basicly the same thing but without that anti bottoming and hight feature.

    Will mount it during the week and'll start offroading next weekend. Hope it'll be able to help you too.
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  16. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Excellent.

    Are they the only differences ?
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  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Would say so, the only differences in discription are PDS and height adjustment.
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  18. chris73

    chris73 Been here awhile

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    I think I will need this shock for my 2013. I am in canada, so that sucks. I am 260 lbs and want to two up with my 120 lb wife soon. I am fairly happy with the existing suspension with my weight and 25 lbs of gear, so you guys topping out at 300 lbs. With gear should be fine.
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  19. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Little update:

    I have the shock and it is a beaut': about 4.9kgs heavy. Problem is that I don't have (yet) the Torx 60 to untorque both screws. Really sucks =/. Went to my local hardware store and they only had 50. So now I have to wait for my placed order ( 2 days?) to get the right size. My review will have a little delay :cry

    [​IMG]
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  20. jj le roux

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    I can't wait!
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