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Old 08-31-2006, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody,

I'm interested in upgrading the adjustable Showas on my S2R1000. I've installed an Ohlins shock (nice improvement), but can't stomach the $2000-$2500 for R&T forks.

For the adjustable Showas, who makes the best re-valve kits and who does the best job of installing/setting up said kits? (This has probably already been addressed on the DML, but I couldn't find a thread that seems to cover it well.)

Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the Ohlins supersport "kit" internals on the Showa forks you have now.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey everybody,

I'm interested in upgrading the adjustable Showas on my S2R1000. I've installed an Ohlins shock (nice improvement), but can't stomach the $2000-$2500 for R&T forks.

For the adjustable Showas, who makes the best re-valve kits and who does the best job of installing/setting up said kits? (This has probably already been addressed on the DML, but I couldn't find a thread that seems to cover it well.)

Thanks for any help!
for about $600 you can remove your forks, send em out and have them rebuilt with full Ohlins kit and sprung for your weight. I did that with my
Showa's on track bike and the difference is amazing! I used DUCSHOP, great price and a one day turn around. Amazing change!
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can have a knowledgable shop install RaceTech stuff.

Not sure which shop is the best, it would depend where you live.

I've *heard* that the Ohlins kit is fine for a racebike, but ends up pretty harsh for street use...no FHE.

Penske makes a nice upgrade kit, I believe Thermosman is one of the guys who can install 'em.
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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for about $600 you can remove your forks, send em out and have them rebuilt with full Ohlins kit and sprung for your weight. I did that with my
Showa's on track bike and the difference is amazing! I used DUCSHOP, great price and a one day turn around. Amazing change!
For $600 you get the UES ohlins kit. The "full" ohlins cartridge will cost you much closer to $2500, but it is better than the R&T forks for that price...
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have been told by Oncycles (Cyclecat) that Martis will have a catridge kit that is suppos to be better then Ohlins at arround $1K.
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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For $600 you get the UES ohlins kit.* The "full" ohlins cartridge will cost you much closer to $2500, but it is better than the R&T forks for that price...
What does "UES" stand for?
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not really sure what it stands for, that's their name, but it's just the valves included in the kit. The "real" kit is a full 25mm superbike cartridge, similar to the traxxion unit, which, BTW, I highly recommend. It's $1k installed and is better than the ohlins R&T forks.
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Not really sure what it stands for, that's their name, but it's just the valves included in the kit.* The "real" kit is a full 25mm superbike cartridge, similar to the traxxion unit, which, BTW, I highly recommend. It's $1k installed and is better than the ohlins R&T forks.
Traxxion doesn't advertise any cartridge kits for Ducati motorcycles, only Buell. Am I missing something? Why post something up anyway without decent information for follow up.
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