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    Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    on: Jun 09, 2017, 10.47 am
    Jun 09, 2017, 10.47 am
    Well after getting to the Nitron shock and Hyperpro springs fitted it was time for a test drive.
    I was unsure where to put the settings for pre load and rebound so this is a 'suck it and see' type affair.

    Present set up
    Forks:
    Pre load - Now is set at 2.5 full turn in.
    Rebound - I backed it out from the standard springs setting which was 9 clicks. I then turned it in 10 clicks.

    Shock:
    Pre load - I lost track of the clicks due to them not being very distinctive but I reckon it's sitting at about 75%
    Rebound - 12 clicks

    Took the bike to work today (35miles) over my usual route which is smooth in places, but quite bumpy in other areas. There's a one corner/bend in particular that used to get the CT bouncing all over the place with wobbling and wallowing etc from the back end. This seems to have tightened up with these settings.
    I still feel bumps and road repairs etc, however there has been a great improvement over the stock kit. I seem to be able to feel the suspension working on keeping this in line. It's not a super plush ride, but workable for sure.

    Plan:
    Take a couple of clicks off the front rebound and recheck the rear shock sag and rebound when I have someone to help me measure etc.

    Overall...it's not a sports bike for sure, but it is a lot nicer to ride.

    PS. It is worth noting that my tyres are well gone and need replaced...so I'm thinking 'things can only get better' as the song says.
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2017, 11.24 am
    Jun 09, 2017, 11.24 am
    Oh and I've fitted 30mm lowering kit and lowered the front by 10mm (slid the yokes down the forks etc) but I think it might need a little more.
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #2 on: Jun 09, 2017, 12.02 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 12.02 pm
    Good to hear about the test ride. I'm thinking my DCT is a keeper but the rate I'm putting miles on it it'll need a suspension upgrade sooner rather than later. Please keep us updated as you get the suspension dialled in.  :152:

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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2017, 01.03 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 01.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by slomogadgie [+]
    It's not a super plush ride, but workable for sure.
    When I first fitted my Nitron shock, I tried the "super plush" mode.  That was fine for bimbling along the motorways, but on the bumpy old Fen roads where I live, it didn't work because "super plush" for me equals "no feedback", so I went a few clicks harder.  Its still very comfortable, but I can feel what's happening twixt tarmac & tyre!  :008:

    Cheers,

    Jon

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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2017, 01.31 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 01.31 pm
    Great feedback, thanks.
    I think the 'feel' of the ride is improved with the upgraded suspension.  My Nitron was set for two-up and a bit of luggage and I have slowly been dialling it down, but it maybe still feels oversprung.  However, I still have a fair bit to soften up yet before I am sure.
    On the Nitron, do you have the remote hydraulic adjuster.  I agree the clicks are indistinct so I marked mine with paint dots so I knew when I done a half or full turn (one dot on one side of the adjuster and two dots on the other.)
    I have noticed a significant improvement on the front (I have K-tech).  I doesn't dive anything like as urgently as stock.  It is much more progressive and, based on the cable tie on the slider I am using about 80% of the travel.  I like that.
    I also have 35mm lowering and the recommended is 10mm off the forks so not sure if it is wise to go too much further.
    Have you still got your centre stand on?  I removed mine when it was lowered ... but before I had the new suspension.  It was grounding all the time.
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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2017, 01.33 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 01.33 pm
    Hi slomogadgie, whats the set up cost finance and fitting time.  :028:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2017, 01.37 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 01.37 pm
    Hi Pistnbroke,
    mine was just over £1100 for the Nitron R1 with remote adjuster and the k-tech front end, supplied and fitted.
    I think Slomogadgie did a lot of the work himself.
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    Re: Okay...Hyperpro and Nitron Upgrade 1st Report
    Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2017, 02.14 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 02.14 pm
    Cheers Martmouse.
    Can you tell i'm back off holiday.   :008:  :028:  :031:(or a Coffee).
    keep it shiny side up !!!