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Offline hornet01uk

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Maxton suspension upgrade
« on: May 21, 2017, 07:41:26 PM »
Just had the suspension on my 2016 XR modified by Maxton Engineering, forks revalved with new oil and seals and a replacement rear shock. Rode over 200 miles today and all I can say is wow! It feels like a completely different bike, all the harshness from the over damped forks is gone, replaced by a smooth action that absorbs bumps but keeps hugely stable in the bends. The rear is equally as plush with no wallowing no matter how hard you push the bike.
For anyone considering this conversion I can't recommend Maxton highly enough!
Ready for 1600 miles around the west coast of Scotland in a few weeks time.
Happy, happy, happy!
Cheers all, Tony.

 


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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 12:24:05 AM »
What sort of cost Tony?
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Offline hornet01uk

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 06:40:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
What sort of cost Tony?
Hi mate, it was 900 including some new forks seals. In my opinion an excellent investment.

Tony.


 

Offline julianhj

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 08:55:40 AM »
That sounds very reasonably priced. I've heard good things about Maxton and they're top of my list if I decide to get mine upgraded.

Offline Dilbert

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 12:59:30 PM »
I had my T800 done by them about 4 years ago, as you say completely transformed the handling, mine was just under 1,000, but the forks were completely refurbished and a new rear shock, rode it in, left it a fortnight and rode it out again, tend to be very busy during the racing season and can sometimes be a bit slow to respond for the same reason.

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 11:03:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by hornet01uk [+]
Hi mate, it was 900 including some new forks seals. In my opinion an excellent investment.

Tony.
Hi tony
     When they rebuilt the front forks did they put cartridges in to make them adjustable or did they just rework the original internals.how much did it cost just for the front fork work.
     Thanks for any info

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 09:24:46 AM »
Maxton response to my enquiry about suspension upgrades


Offline hornet01uk

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 09:34:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Churchillnlc [+]
Hi tony
     When they rebuilt the front forks did they put cartridges in to make them adjustable or did they just rework the original internals.how much did it cost just for the front fork work.
     Thanks for any info



Hi mate, the fork conversion alone costs 305 plus vat. Is was a revalve with new oil and seals, the original springs and cartridges were retained.
I'm so impressed that my Street Triple R is next on the list!!

Cheers.

Offline julianhj

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 01:51:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
Maxton response to my enquiry about suspension upgrades

That's very handy, thanks. Given all the positive comments I'm now seriously considering getting mine done later this year.

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Re: Maxton suspension upgrade
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 04:24:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by julianhj [+]
That's very handy, thanks. Given all the positive comments I'm now seriously considering getting mine done later this year.

Yea, thinking along the same lines, keep the Tiger and get it sorted out...... :002:

 


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