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Offline PJ69

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Quote I got to fit Ohlins front end….
on: September 21, 2021, 01:27:38 PM
Quote from BG Motorsport at Silverstone:

FKS502 Cartridge Kit  - £654.55 + vat (£785.46)
08790-XX Springs - £113.69 + vat (£136.43)
Fitting and set up incl. oil - £125.00 + vat (£150.00)

Total including vat £1071.89

Not too bad, on a par with Maxton.
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Re: Quote I got to fit Ohlins front end….
Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 10:00:07 AM
I found the part numbers for the rear Ohlins shock & got a quote and some further info.

The stock Ohlins STX46 is part number KA739 base cost is £827.60 (incl VAT) BG motorsport at Silverstone will swap the standard spring for one appropriate to your weight within that price.

However, if you’re a pie taster and weigh over 17 stone all up weight (238lb or 108kg) then you need to get the shock re-valved at an additional cost of £108 (incl VAT) making a mid range unit more costly than a fully adjustable GP10 Maxton unit. Fully adjustable meaning slow and high speed damping adjustments, you know, for when you want to slide the rear out of corners, as you do on your trip to the shop.

I bet the 2022 SE OEM part cost for the Ohlins rear is way over £1000 when it lands.
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Re: Quote I got to fit Ohlins front end….
Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 02:41:26 PM
from what i've read about the front suspension, only one side is adjustable?  how does that play into the mods you're looking into?  Do both sides now have adjustment?
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Re: Quote I got to fit Ohlins front end….
Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 05:37:35 PM
*Originally Posted by jamestpc [+]
from what i've read about the front suspension, only one side is adjustable?  how does that play into the mods you're looking into?  Do both sides now have adjustment?

Yes, the Ohlins & Maxton cartridges make both legs adjustable.

Both for pre-load, left for rebound damping & right for compression damping. That’s the best option for any bike imho. It’s simple, the damping in each leg is very efficient (less cavities in each leg as they’re doing 1 job each) but is the most expensive.

There is a maxton option, same as k-tech, which puts new spring in right leg, plus both damping valves in the left leg with new fork tops with a full new cartridge in left leg. It’s basically a cartridge and valves upgrades to the left leg, making improvements but not ideal.
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Re: Quote I got to fit Ohlins front end….
Reply #4 on: September 29, 2021, 04:26:06 PM
I went for the cheaper option with Maxton for the front and for my riding style is more than enough. Not ideal as mentioned comparing to two cartridges but still much better than stock IMO plus big difference in price.

https://www.z900forum.com/index.php/topic,3924.msg48638.html#msg48638
Last Edit: September 29, 2021, 04:32:20 PM by BartZ