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Offline TJ

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Time for suspension work
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:54:57 pm »
Well relocating to San Diego has revealed another major need for my C14, that being a suspension upgrade.

My 2017 seemed okay suspension wise in Illinois, but after a couple rides in the mountains, this bike has a tendency to be upset by mid corner bumps causing the rider rectal spasms. I took some pre-load out of the rear to see if that helped, but no improvement really. That's not going to cut it out here.

I searched and saw Kyle racing was a go to for Ohlins. Called them and there is nothing available for my 2017? Seemed a little odd, but okay.

So my other options as I understand from searching are Traxion / Penske? Anything else I should look at?       

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Re: Time for suspension work
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 01:14:06 am »
that does seem odd, I have sourced an Ohlins rear for my 2013 and as far as I know there are no changes between our years.
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Re: Time for suspension work
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 09:40:31 am »
I believe what happened is that Ohlins is no longer producing units for the C 14. When I was looking to upgrade my suspension, my Ohlins dealer told me there was one unit left in the United States for the C 14, and if I wanted it I better jump on it. I decided to go with the Penske and save the extra money.
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Re: Time for suspension work
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 12:19:39 am »
I sent mine to Sasquach Suspension in Idaho. He installed Racetech gold valves in the front. For the rear he rebuilt the stock shock with Racetech valves, installed a new spring for my weight and riding style and a NTG bolt to make it serviceable. For me, the bike rides and corners incredibly compared to stock. It cost me 1k, however I consider that a deal. Many on this site use Traxion emulators in the front and a Penske shock for the rear and absolutely love it. I don't race or consider myself someone who rides their bike to the absolute limit and tried a different less expensive route and have no regrets. Good luck. There are lots of folks here that swear by Traxion for the front and Penske for the rear so you know you can't go wrong there.
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Re: Time for suspension work
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 02:33:20 am »
Frank Kinsey once told me if you want to win do what the guys who are winning are doing until you too are winning. Then you can have an opinion until then just do what they do. In racing we don't do racetech. Call Kathy at Traxxion. Tell them I sent you +1 770-592-3823
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