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Double or triple shock?
« on: October 25, 2017, 12:26:16 am »
So if I’m getting a Penske rear shock, is the triple adjustable just overkill, vs the double 8983?

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Re: Double or triple shock?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 12:53:58 pm »
Really? Nobody has an opinion?   lol

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Re: Double or triple shock?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 02:06:35 pm »
Overkill for the average rider IMO. 95% here would probably never notice the difference. Dan at Traxxion will most likely tell you the same thing. I went the double myself.

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Re: Double or triple shock?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 02:44:07 pm »
That's what I was thinking. The Ohlins on my Aprilia has it, and it works very well, but I figure that Traxxion can set it up about right from the start. And save me a couple of hundred...

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Re: Double or triple shock?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 08:49:55 pm »
Unless you ride the twisties at double the posted speed or do lots of track days you'll never be able to tell the difference. Save the money for your forks.
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Re: Double or triple shock?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 11:07:38 pm »
That's what I was thinking. The Ohlins on my Aprilia has it, and it works very well, but I figure that Traxxion can set it up about right from the start. And save me a couple of hundred...
I think you are on the right track.  The Penske 8983 setup by Traxxion Pro’s and their AK-20 front upgrade is great. No regrets.
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Re: Double or triple shock?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 11:15:25 pm »
Unless you ride the twisties at double the posted speed or do lots of track days you'll never be able to tell the difference. Save the money for your forks.

That has been known to happen occasionally  :))