Öhlins TTX experiences on LC8

Discussion in 'KTM 950/990' started by habahaba, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. habahaba

    habahaba Adventurer

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    Can any LC8 owners with Öhlins TTX suspension tell me your experiences about this suspension in a big bike like this. Money wise spent or not?

    Öhlins has just released TTX cartridge kit and TTX44 shock here in Europe at the end of last year, I understood that Öhlins kits for LC8 have been for sale in US already since late 2013.

    cartridge kit is 888€ w/o VAT and TTX shock 808€ w/o VAT.

    how is Öhlins TTX handling when you compare it to original Adventure WP and what are your spring rates?
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  2. DirtyADV

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    You should contact Ken:

    http://www.powercellperformance.com

    No expert what so ever but from what I understand is the rear shock quite heavily modified to suit the big KTM Adventure and front would also need to be tuned for a bigger bike.

    Kits sold for smaller bikes would probably not be a good match for a as heavy bike as the LC8 powered beasts with out proper tuning.

    Its pricey but might be worth it if your riding skills are good enough =)

    /Johan
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  3. habahaba

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    I may not have expressed myself clearly, these new kits are made to KTM LC8 specs. These have just launched at the end of last year in Europe..
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  4. DirtyADV

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    Interesting, Italian company it seems, tempted but will continue to tune my 320mm Pyndon Suspension for now.

    Maybe we have some italian guy on here, might have been discussed on some italian LC8 forum?

    Maybe you should drop them an email and ask or have you done that already?

    /Johan
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  5. 2stroked

    2stroked Been here awhile

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    Does this mean you can up your travel with this stuff? If so it's not that bad a deal if you plan on doing that anyway.
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    when we find this italian person, could we perhaps ask him if they fit the SE?
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  7. Pete640

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    I have the TTX fork inserts from Ken @ PCP and can honestly say they are the best handling fork I've ridden. Worth the $$ - for me and what I want to do yes. Are they better than customised open chamber forks - yes. Do they perform better than other aftermarket extended offerings - yes

    Quiet simply they allow me to ride terrain more comfortably than I have ever been able to before!!

    Can you post a link to the ohlins site for the insert/shock?
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  8. LocuL

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    Stop Pete...

    ...don´t talk good about that setup...

    You still need to make the front carbon tanks.

    :evil
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  9. DirtyADV

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    Thread starter did in his first post but here are full links, inserts:

    https://www.omniaracing.net/en/ohli...e-kit-for-ktm-950-adventure-2003-p-20132.html

    Shock:

    https://www.omniaracing.net/en/ohli...w-for-ktm-950-adventure-20032006-p-20104.html

    But not that much info but they do list that its will fit the 950.

    Not entirely sure but think Ken wrote something about the shock being made for a linkage rear suspension setup and to make it work well with the non-linkage KTMs it needed some modification, but have the memory of a gold fish so might have that all wrong.

    /Johan
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  10. Pete640

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    Thanks Dirty. Picked that up once I reread the post.
    I've sent the sellers a query re spring rates and specificity to the Adv/SE type bikes. Ill copy in the reply once I have it

    Mikael - you need to focus on your motor and not worry about the tanks!!
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  11. habahaba

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    Thanks for your comments on TTX forks. Do you now Pete what is your spring rate at front?
    Any other LC8 TTX riders here who can comment how they will perform comparing to stock WP?

    In the first post I just made the reference to this Italian site, since most Öhlins dealers do not list them yet. These should be available already from your local Öhlins dealer with following codes:
    KTM 950-990 TTX Cartridge kit Öhlins code is FGAG 994
    KTM 950-990 TTX44 shock Öhlins code is AG 811

    Bare in mind that these will come without springs, so you have to decide your spring rate and order suitable springs too.

    I understood that Ken made his own TTX shock for LC8 using Öhlins components. These are now factory made for Adventure and SE, Im pretty sure Öhlins has tested these before letting them go for sale. TTX44 shock for non-linkage KTMs has been also available already few years.
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    Would these be the same which Ken has developed?

    That would ease the freight a bit?
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    So each item is jus over 1000 bucks each before shipping? That's not bad
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  14. Pete640

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    0.48 for my forks. For me that's enough to keep the fork firm but still plush in the stroke. I've matched it to a 150 rear spring
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    anyone....Would these be the same which Ken has developed?

    That would ease the freight a bit?
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    any more word on these and if they do indeed fit the 950 SE?
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    Not to my 2 info requests.

    I want to know the supplied spring rate and shock length before I do anything. Is it 225, 250, 265, 277mm?
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    Sadly many shops are very bad at responding to emails cant really understand that in this modern age and for many most purchases are made through webshops???

    /Johan
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  19. bemiiten

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    I recently purchased a set of TTX for my GSA. At this point I would not recommend them because the springs Ohlins offers for these shocks do not support the bike with no rider or gear to the sag specs printed in their own manual. They are a unique length compared to the rest of their lineup. and the heaviest springs offered are way too soft.
    They are currently back at the dealer I bought them from getting resprung with stiffer Ohlins springs that are a shorter length then original. The front will require a custom , non-Ohlins spacer to allow use of a standard Ohlins spring.
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  20. Pete640

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    Reply from omega racing;

    the spring depend form your weight and use

    we give infoin the note order to ohlins to have the rate

    Shipping to Aust - @$100AU

    I've replied requesting the shock/travel length
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