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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #10 on: Jan 21, 2022, 06.19 pm
    Jan 21, 2022, 06.19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Its about speed [+]
    The photo looks like the new shock is a bit shorter overall than the OEM. What do you see?


    I wondered, so measured hole centre to hole centre, and they’re spot on the same, so no operational difference.

    I took the photo with my phone and I think the stock top Mount bracket, bushing etc is physically bigger than the new unit, so overall it is slightly longer.

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #11 on: Jan 23, 2022, 04.28 am
    Jan 23, 2022, 04.28 am
    That's a beautiful looking unit and the cost of your whole suspension is reasonable. 👍
    I like your braided brake line setup. From what I can see in the pic, the fittings on the abs unit are spot on. What brand are they and how well do they route under the tank?

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2022, 09.36 am
    Jan 23, 2022, 09.36 am
    They’re Venhill, venhill.co.uk

    I did a post in the mods section last year when I ordered them.

    I bought the banjos bolts, washers and angled connectors first, loosely fit them, then ran some electrical cable for each length of hose, measured them then ordered the lines as a second order.

    The hoses follow the oem rigid pipes around the right side of the tank and clip into the original clamps so it worked well.

    The front calliper split is set above the lower fork clamp, just in case I ever try a race, or they change track day regulations due to 1 freak accident.

    Anyway, it was fairly straight forward.

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #13 on: Jan 23, 2022, 02.53 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 02.53 pm
    Yes, I reviewed your post. That is a nice setup. In the past I've used clear 1/4 inch plastic tubing I had laying around to determine the lengths of the hoses but determining the angles and types of banjo fittings seemed daunting but you've supplied a list. 👍

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #14 on: Jan 25, 2022, 10.07 pm
    Jan 25, 2022, 10.07 pm
    Picked up the forks. They’re waiting patiently to be clamped back onto the bike later this week. I have to fit the tow bar to the car ready to get the trailer first though.








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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #15 on: Jan 26, 2022, 04.18 am
    Jan 26, 2022, 04.18 am
    Wow. Fancy. You must be chomping at the bit. 👍

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #16 on: Jan 26, 2022, 05.39 pm
    Jan 26, 2022, 05.39 pm
    Fitted and rebuilt the front end….


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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #17 on: Jan 26, 2022, 06.44 pm
    Jan 26, 2022, 06.44 pm
    Videos of the first ride along with the rider's interview.   :440:

    Repeat
    Repeat
    Repeat

    Perfection is near.

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #18 on: Jan 27, 2022, 03.38 am
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    Your z9 is cool. I hardly recognize it. 👍

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    Re: Ordered my Maxton Suspension Upgrades
    Reply #19 on: Mar 24, 2022, 07.59 am
    Mar 24, 2022, 07.59 am
    So a couple of days since I finally got to ride the bike with the Maxton suspension upgrades at Bedford Autodrome on the SW circuit.

    A mixture of surfaces (none close to the pot holed hell that is the real world) but a good opportunity from riding like a geriatric old fart, to getting all the way to the edge of the tyre in 5th gear at 80+ mph.

    It really didn’t take long to realise how much different the bike felt through bumpy chicanes compared to the OEM shock and fork setup.

    My front end has 9.5Nm springs, rear 13.5. I didn’t touch the damping settings dialled in by Maxton. The bike was rock solid. It never felt like it was skating along the surface, just planted.

    As the bike compressed in the left / right open chicane at the end of the 140mph straight, there’s a depression in the circuit at the left apex. In the morning I was backing right off. After lunch, loaded up with a huge hot dog, coffee, plantain chips and litre of water, I was confident enough to stay banked over and start to maintain my speed, so I was catching people who were way faster through the same section earlier in the day.

    My over arching advice to anyone thinking about investing any money in mods for their bike would be to get the suspension and tyres done before anything else. The bike is transformed into something I’ve never thought was possible on a device with only 2 wheels.

     



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