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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 09:02:46 PM »
Observations.

Seems to ride better.

Front seems harsher. It now. It suffers by comparison I suppose.

I should have ridden it before the tire change.  Multiple variables changed so it's hard to categorize ride impressions.

It seems to turn in slightly slower? It's been heavy rain and traffic so I really haven't had a chance to exercise her on known roads. According Touratech's instructions on sag, I need a little more pre load for street operations. That is something to play with.

Can't wait see the difference  with new front suspension.
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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 11:00:48 PM »
Does anyone happen to have measured free sag for the OEM shock on a bike with empty bags.

I have Touratech Zegas but any would be close enough.

I'm curious what the bike was at previously (but not enough to remount it  :033:)

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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 07:54:16 PM »
ABSOLUTELY improved the ride!     :028:

I had the chance to frequent local routes that I am very familiar with.  The bike corners with more confidence than it ever has.

I am VERY pleased.

I currently  have both the preload and rebound damper set to ~50%.

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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 08:03:13 PM »
Hi DB.  The rear improved the ride or were you able to get the traxxions installed?  I am done trying to dial this in and am going to take the plunge myself.  If you don't mind, could you tell me the shop you chose to install the fork upgrade?  I am not too far from you down in Fort Myers.  Or, if you know of other reliable shops on this coast between you and me.  I know you are traveling...whenever you have the chance.  Thanks!

Mike

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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 10:31:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by mzflorida [+]
Hi DB.  The rear improved the ride or were you able to get the traxxions installed?...

Mike, the rear improved the ride. OEM gear is still up front.

*Originally Posted by mzflorida [+]
...If you don't mind, could you tell me the shop you chose to install the fork upgrade?  ...

I'm actually having the work done at Traxxion in Woodstock, Georgia.  I will roll in Wednesday  and then turn left and head west. 

Dan is the point of contact.  He will work up your cartridges and mail them to you.  I'm afraid I can't advise on shops locally.

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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2019, 10:59:32 PM »
Thank you and safe travels!

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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #14 on: Today at 02:51:10 AM »
DB let us know when you ride it with the full kit; curious to hear about it.  The cheap way out right now I think is to have the front springs and rear springs replaced with softer units.  There is no sag in the rear with the preload backed all the way off and I weigh 200lbs.  while it doesnt improve the hydraulics it would improve the harseness and then maybe the adjustments would have some effect.

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Re: Touratech Rear Shock Install
« Reply #15 on: Today at 01:09:24 PM »
Did this install about two years ago (differently than how posted here.) Big improvement for the bike.