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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 09:25:49 PM »
A complete rear shock from Nitron. Was told Friday it will be ready end of next week thank god
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2020, 09:21:14 PM »
Nitron Shock arrived and fitted. What a difference it makes to the the bike. Best money you can spend on a bike in my opinion.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 08:08:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by ENGLISHBANDIT [+]
Nitron Shock arrived and fitted. What a difference it makes to the the bike. Best money you can spend on a bike in my opinion.

I can vouch for the quality of Nitron. I went with their ADV-R2. Superb. https://www.nitron.co.uk/buy-online/motorcycles/triumph/tiger-800-xc/-11-16- I would recommend getting the remote preload with it because otherwise adjusting the preload will be a real PITA.
The other "best money you can spend on a bike" is to replace the fork internals with some quality stuff. I went with Maxton which I've been extremely happy with but there are lots of options out there.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2020, 10:33:05 AM »
Thanks for the link, I just had a look at the tick box selection. No tick box for luggage.

I can be solo @ 100kg
Me + luggage @ 145kg
Me + mrs @ 165kg
Me + mrs + luggage @ 215kg

We've toured on Triumphs for past 25 years. None of 3 Sprint variants we had were a problem with any loading. The Tiger Sport & the Tiger 800 haven't taken kindly to such variations in weight. Feeling a tad unwieldy fully loaded.

Asking a lot of a suspension unit going from 100kg to 215kg with same spring, but not an issue on any of the Sprints. Maybe they were a better quality unit.

We tried diet, not working.

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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2020, 02:54:17 PM »
It'll cope with luggage with the preload adjustment. Although 45kgs sounds an awful lot. However, I bought another spring for really heavy loads and it takes me an hour and a half to swap springs on my Nitron.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2020, 05:18:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
It'll cope with luggage with the preload adjustment. Although 45kgs sounds an awful lot. However, I bought another spring for really heavy loads and it takes me an hour and a half to swap springs on my Nitron.

Trax ally luggage, lighter than Triumphs, 3 boxes with racks, brackets etc + tankbag, 20Kg empty. Full camping kit. Maxing at 45Kg not easy, lightweight kit is expensive.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 05:31:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Trax ally luggage, lighter than Triumphs, 3 boxes with racks, brackets etc + tankbag, 20Kg empty. Full camping kit. Maxing at 45Kg not easy, lightweight kit is expensive.

OK, well, I found Nitron very good to communicate with. So give them a call or send an email and see what they come up with and recommend. They really are a great company to deal with.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2020, 05:35:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by blacktiger [+]
OK, well, I found Nitron very good to communicate with. So give them a call or send an email and see what they come up with and recommend. They really are a great company to deal with.

Ok m8, thanks for the info'.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2020, 06:08:55 PM »
When you buy a Nitron shock when ordering they ask your weight , do you take pillion and do you take luggage and what sort of riding you do, the shock is then made to your speck. They are a cracking company to deal with and there shocks are top draw. I have them on all my bikes. Also I can get you a discount.
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Re: Rear suspension leak - repair or replace?
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2020, 06:27:22 PM »
They need to include a tick box for luggage & its weight on their website.
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