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Old 11-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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$110 is a good price. Anyone know how much a suspension shop may charge to install?
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have just ordered a set of these springs for my 795 which I believe has the same Marzoochi 43U upside down forks as the 696 and 796.
Looking forward to installing them but want to check with someone who as done this mod that they are a straight swap and no need for spacers or any other nasty surprises?
I'm quite a heavy guy and have had the forks bottom out many times and have even bent the front rims twice on potholes when the suspension hasn't done it's job. Once you get off the main roads here there are many nasty potholes which are often hard to avoid or you don't see them until it's too late, so hopefully the stiffer front springs will help.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The new springs arrived last week and I had them installed by a local Ducati specialist. I went for the 1 kg/mm rating springs, part No. FRSP S3732 100, they came with an 18" length of aluminium tubing, 6 washers and some instructions.
You cut the tubing to length to suit your setup. The washers are used both ends of the tubing to give the springs a flat surface to sit on.
It definetly feels a little bit stiffer than before but still gives a decent ride.
It is noticably harder to compress the forks by pushing down on the bars with the front brake on, where I could almost bottom them out before I now have a good inch plus.
The true test will be when I hit that next big bump or pothole, so don't know yet if it will still bottom out or not, I hope not.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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A bit of a follow up, i've had the new springs in for about 3000km now and could not be happier with them. Where before I would most likely bottom out at least once on any longer ride, I have not bottomed out at all since fitting them. I have a cable tie around the shaft to indicate how much the forks have moved and they have come within 10mm of a bottom out. I even did an unintentional stoppie at a riding course and got the back wheel a good foot off the road and it didn't bottom out.
So I highly recommend this mod if you are a heavier rider or have ever had your front suspension bottom out, it makes a huge difference, and the bike feels much better all round.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hello all.

I am new to the forum and would like a bit of help. I have a 2012 monster 796 and have been wanting to swap out the front springs. I purchased a set from racetech... however my dealer is unable to disassemble the cartridge bolt on the dampening side. I have been been reading here that a " special tool" is needed to do the job.
What tool do I need? Much thanks!!
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