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post #221 of 236 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 02:16 PM
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Finally I have all of the Ohlins Suspension on my bike after 3 months of waiting and making a few changes.

It rides SO much better. New tires went on at same time so that accounted for a significant change as well.





Ohlins fronts?!!! Those are big $$$

I thought of upgrading mine to Ohlins as well when I encounter the dreadful "stiction" our standard ATs are known for.

Question: just how much better are the Ohlins compared to other inexpensive upgrades (i.e. Racetech, Nitron TVT Cartridge, KYB SSS, or even DIY upgrades like swapping to ATAS forks+internals)?

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Bike looks great, I have the same colour and think it looks the dogs!
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Ohlins fronts?!!! Those are big $$$

I thought of upgrading mine to Ohlins as well when I encounter the dreadful "stiction" our standard ATs are known for.

Question: just how much better are the Ohlins compared to other inexpensive upgrades (i.e. Racetech, Nitron TVT Cartridge, KYB SSS, or even DIY upgrades like swapping to ATAS forks+internals)?
I think the Ohlins drop in cartridges are far superior. First thing I would do on a road race bike was send them off and have stock internals ripped out and Ohlins, K-tech or JRi added to the stock forks. I originally ordered the complete Ohlins forks and waited 7 weeks and I still had 3 more people in front of me waiting. I gave up and just told Cogent to order up the 30 mil cartridges with correct springs and proceed. Well the springs for my size were in sweden so that took another 5 weeks. Wish I had just ordered the cartridges and springs when I ordered the rear shock. Knowing what I know now my forks were not affected by the premature wear at least to date at 4056 miles.

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Bike looks great, I have the same colour and think it looks the dogs!
Thank you and yes it is a very nice color on this bike. I get compliments all the time about it.

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Well, it was a work day, but... third day with the bike in the garage.

Picked out a few necessities for dear wife to order online:

(Shoei Neotec II, white, modular helmet) looked at my current Shoei modular, it had a 1999 date in it

Picked up a center stand at Ride Now Honda

Picked up and installed Honda's anti-cramp paddle device for the throttle. It is good. Best $6 thing I think you could hang on one of these non-cruise control monsters.

Picked out Barkbusters and Kaoko throttle lock, had dw order...

Half decided on Black Dog Cycle Works lower crash bars and bash plate. They are out enjoying their bikes, so not taking calls at the moment.

Picked out Oil (Mobil1 10w30 High Mileage full synthetic, API SL, no resource saving additives to screw the clutches) had dw order 10 quarts, Wally world

Picked out Honda transmission filters, (2) and Honda Oil filters (4) and had her order (Amazon)

Thinking about panniers, but not quite ready to decide.

Thinking about decent boots, but having a hard time liking any of the off-road boots that are not walkable.

Then... after dark, got a chance to look east of Phoenix on Google Earth; lots of squiggly little trails up into the hills. Took the AT out, and explored a few very mild dirt roads; found that no Torque control in "G" mode, S1 will put a big grin on your face every time you twist the throttle with those stock tires. Lots of sliding around and whooping it up like a teenager... I oughta be ashamed (but I'm not!) [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/AfricaTwinForum/smilies/tango_face_devil.png[/IMG]

I think I'm starting to like the DCT, just a little.
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I installed the Kaoko throttle lock, wow I can't believe I waited so long. Great addition!
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Installed Cogent rear spring on my ATAS and put touratech luggage rack on...

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