New TEC Shocks - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Twins Talk Discussion of Hinckley Triumph Twin related matters and topics. Sponsored By: Throttle Mojo

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Coventry England
Posts: 60
New TEC Shocks

Well finally got to go out for a run today with the new shocks fitted. For those aware of these. They are from TEC bike parts or on ebay for only 50 a pair! Now I was dubious at this price and was looking at hagons and ikons but reading around and knowing that they are made by an oem company backed with a 12 month warranty I Hough what the hell
The verdict is astounding over the originals. I'm 14 stone and 6,2 and opted for the thruxton shocks to go on the t100 to give me more height and better turning. I used to have the originals on the hard setting and have opted for position. 3 out of 5 on the new ones and the bike feels very well planted and much smoother and less skippy. What really surprised me was the positive impact in the standard front end.
Not enough milage to say much more but will be hoping the quality holds uptoo. Having said that for 50 quid you cantgo wrong.
Cheers.
Andy

Last edited by AndyB72; 03-01-2012 at 02:30 PM.
AndyB72 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2011 Bonneville Elizabeth
 
dam1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: france
Posts: 438
Other Motorcycle: wish i could !!!
i made a post here about them because i have quality problem with the black coating.
Georges didn't even bover answering me back after sending me a second defective shock.
I am disapointed even if the pair is cheap compare to others, but i would rather pay a little more and get proper SAV and people who cares about their customers.

Still think it's a good improvement over OEM, but won't buy anymore TEC.
(I already bought pretty much everything they are selling for the bonne.)
dam1 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Coventry England
Posts: 60
That's a shame really. I checked mine as I had seen your issues and mine where OK. Tbh it wouldn't bother me at all since its a coating and ultimately is better than nothing. I had WP suspension on my last bike and it chipped off and that was on 2k,so worth. At 50 quid I cannforgive a few anesthetic issues so long as they do the job. If it was a show bike or I had cash to burn then I'd be fitting ohlins
AndyB72 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: 2009 Bonneville SE
 
Forchetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asturias, Spain
Posts: 14,446
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha XV1100
Extra Motorcycle: Qingqi QM200GY-BA
The only thing that concerns me is the statement "made by an OEM manufacturer" as if that meant anything, it's obviously a Chinese or Indian manufacturer. It has to be at those prices.

It won't be one of the established and reputable makers. The question is: Who makes them?, are they ISO9000 certified? Do they have high business acumen but low ethics?, is the welding and materials of the right quality?.

A knock-off carb top, fork brace, sprocket cover failing is just about tolerable, but a shock absorber failing could cost your life.

The above is just an observation, I have no direct experience of those shocks and could well be wrong, but I have a very wide experience of Chinese bikes and their manufacturing standards...

Last edited by Forchetto; 03-01-2012 at 04:52 PM.
Forchetto is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 07 Bonnie Black
 
Derby Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Posts: 1,060
Other Motorcycle: 2012 NC700X
Extra Motorcycle: 81 CB750C
Hopefully the folks at TEC will browse this site and address some questions. I have heard good things about the steering damper here. The only negative I've heard is that the US distributor is price gouging. When I calculate the conversion rate from there web site it is about $25.00 USD less than what the US distributor is quoting me. Althogh they did offer me free shipping with my purchase. I will keep an eye out for quality issues with the shocks before trying a pair.
__________________
"Another Trumpet Rat enslaved to a Bonnie"
07 B/B, AI gone, Emgo 60's Cocktail Shakers, K&N Pods, ARKed 40/142, 1 shim, +1 risers, Custom gauge bracket, never ending tinkering
Derby Boy is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville T100 EFI
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central France
Posts: 1,058
I've had the thruxton TEC shocks on my T100 for about 4 months now and I find them an excellent improvement over stock.

No quality issues either.
__________________
Bonny - '10 Bonneville T100 with saucy Dominator pipes, de-snorkel'd, de-baffled airbox, de-AI'd, UNI air filter; De-O sensors; TTP map 3; TEC fork brace, steering damper and now Gas Shocks. Sounds fabulous
thebiglad is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
Loose Head Administrator
Site Supporter
Supernova
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Tiger 800XC
 
propforward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MN, USA
Posts: 28,090
Other Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville, ST1300
Extra Motorcycle: G12DL, ZX1100, KLX400
My understanding is that the TEC stuff is basically just chinese rip offs of stuff designed and made by other companies. Personally, I'd steer clear of it, but that's just me.
__________________

Sponsored by:

propforward is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Coventry England
Posts: 60
You know what though, compared to the stick shocks you can't tell any obvious quality difference but if you think they are anything but an emerging economy you would be wrong. Having worked in automotive supply you can source very cheap products out there as th y are very good at backward engineering, it's a case of ethics that stops many buyers purchasing from china for eg.
If tawaineses shocks are good enough for a stock bonnie then Chinese are too. Where do you think your car and most other bike shocks and mostnparts are made? I think for the money I'm ready to give them a fair trial over this coming season. If you are scared of catrostrophic failure then jeez, I'm more scared about spokes snapping and jamming the wheels!
Time will tell and with a warranty I will give them a chance and check them after every ride.

Thanks.andy
AndyB72 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
Loose Head Administrator
Site Supporter
Supernova
Main Motorcycle: 2013 Tiger 800XC
 
propforward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MN, USA
Posts: 28,090
Other Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville, ST1300
Extra Motorcycle: G12DL, ZX1100, KLX400
Just want to make sure people know the full story is all. Like you say, there is a lot of reverse engineering goes on.
__________________

Sponsored by:

propforward is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Coventry England
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by propforward View Post
Just want to make sure people know the full story is all. Like you say, there is a lot of reverse engineering goes on.
Absolutely! Go on alibaba and you can get them from numerous Chinese manufacturing companies.
I think if you know what to expect go for it but know that they are from China and quite possibly. Made on he same oe line for other bikes,dead easy once you have a line running and th y are bloody good at copying.
Like I said, I will keep up on the write up and quality for all to benefit for the future

Cheers
Andy
AndyB72 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hagon road shocks & progressive fork springs V`s just hagon 2810 adjustable shocks typhoo Twins Technical Talk 11 05-01-2011 05:11 PM
T100 rear shocks compared to SE rer shocks - are they any better? 865sespecial Twins Technical Talk 4 09-07-2010 02:01 PM
Thrux Rear Shocks vs. Bonnie Rear Shocks faffyface Twins Talk 1 01-24-2006 03:54 PM
speaking about shocks, anybody tired shocks of other bikes. Dave67 Club Cafe' 1 06-24-2005 05:38 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:42 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.