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These are available from Works Performance.

Retail is $530, ride height adjustable, threaded preload. Adding adjustable rate suspension is $65 more.

Really hoping I can afford the piggyback shocks, around $1100 with the addition of chrome and adjustable rate suspension. Well, it's a small hope anyways...
 

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Works is going to be at the Long Beach Ca Motorcycle show this upcoming weekend. I am going to pick their brains as I am in the market for some rear shocks for the Thruxton. If I come up with anything not available on their web site, I'll pass it on to ya'.

PS - I'm an old Philly/NJ boy myself.

On 2006-12-04 23:03, Tabletop wrote:
These are available from Works Performance.
Retail is $530, ride height adjustable, threaded preload. Adding adjustable rate suspension is $65 more.

Really hoping I can afford the piggyback shocks, around $1100 with the addition of chrome and adjustable rate suspension. Well, it's a small hope anyways...
 

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Any additional knowledge is always useful.

Boboso, you'll be riding while I'll be shoveling snow. Though the 2 years I lived in Riverside I dreaded any time I had to get on a freeway, was nice riding year round.
 

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On 2006-12-05 00:54, Tabletop wrote:
"while I'll be shoveling snow."
Yeah but at $5 a pop, if you do everyone's sidewalk you'll have beer money! Next time I head back, which I do 2-3 times a year, we should hook up (there is a very active and cool bunch of BIR/Philly Rider guys back in Philly, yo!)

Back on track, I too looked at the Ohlins as these were called out on their web site and verified by a quick call. Cost was not provided...

My goal with Works is that they will build the shock to my needs, which is cool. I am interested in their street tracker line and need to know a bit more on their Dual Rate Springs (DRS) and other ancronym options. Plus they are somewhat local (70 miles or so).
 

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Dealt with Works about ten years ago. Built the shocks to order and they were perfect.
They have many more options now, but I definitely like that their dual rate springs are 2 springs rather than one with different twists at top and bottom.
 

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I recently purchased the non-piggyback Ohlins through my local dealer. They were on back order for weeks. The dealer is located in a high-rent district so I know they had a good mark-up. I think I paid in the $700 range.
Suggestion: Don't ignore the front suspension. All I did was go to a heavier fork oil. I'm now thinking about new springs and/or steering dampener. But I've noticed a great improvement (including new Sport Demon tires). Yea, that was me racing down highway 49 in the Gold Country yesterday afternoon in the mild weather
(sorry all you snowbound folks).
Shep
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My plan is to simply pull the front forks off and have Thermosman or Traxxion hook them up. Which I guess I can just have Mike make a suggestion on the rear shocks.

That said shep are the non-piggy back shocks an inch shorter? How are the working out for you?

And yeah I see both ohlins shocks in the newbonneville section.

[ This message was edited by: cxc190 on 2006-12-05 23:34 ]
 

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I got the Piggyback Adjustable length Ohlins for $740.00 from South Bay Triumph & love them.
They had the non piggyback (I cant remember if they were the Thruxton length or not.) for around $450.00.

Recently did the Ikon springs in the front with 15 wt. as well.
Good investment ....
I hope this is helpful.

[ This message was edited by: tham on 2006-12-06 09:40 ]
 

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Very helpful actually.

I got a reply from newthruxton and traxxion.

Brent at Newthrux said he could get the 36E for the thrux from ohlins, but he doesn't stock them. And yeah the shock comes in a taller length for the thrux. He has the 36PL in stock. And he will have the Ikon 7614 looks promising, it is rebuildable. I wonder if he can get the proper spring for my weight. I'll have to ask him.

Traxxion wants 1200.00 for the Ohlins 36PRCLB I would guess that shock is an upgrade from the 36PL. They will do the forks for 500.00 springs, rod and valve or 1149.00 for the AK20 Cartridge. Thats too much for a street bike, fine for a competive racer, like Ted Cobb or Doug Polan.

I think I'll opt for the 36E and have thermosman, CTR or traxxion do the spring, rod and valves. Then get the bike dialed in at VIR when Thremosman, Traxxxion or John from CTR are in town. I'll let you know how it works out in March I'll give the thrux a test run at a NESBA track day.
 

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Just got done with the Long Beach Motorcycle show (Cycle World) and spoke to the Works Performance guys. As they are somewhat local, and our discussion was good I think I will be going with them. They two gents at the booth were very knowledgeable about suspension, took their time with me in explaining what does what with their shocks and even provided a recommendation, but still suggested I call to get the shocks fitted to my weight, riding style and "style".

I do not think I need the piggy backs (racers and pro-racers) and will be going with the street trackers with Dual Rate Springs.

Bad news is they just raised their prices (they knew I was shopping for new legs) but there is a show discount of 10% if ordered in the next 30 days.

30 day ride period is given and if any issues, return at no costs and/or replace and 30 day period starts again. Re-builds and upgrades available. Oh yeah, the shock is 1/2 height adjustable on the bike (loosen nut, flat sided piston area for wrench)

Now to choose colors and finish. Black springs, black body? Black springs, chrome body (or vice versa), all chrome, covers or no... Options are endless.. Suggestions welcome (bike is black, fenders will be black, going to T100 headlight bracket which is black - chrome TORs and stock engine bits)

Calling them on Tuesday to order.
 

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Boboso -the all chrome street trackers are pictured above. I think they look great, and wouldn't worry about the billet appearance cups. As much of your bike has shiny/polished on black, perhaps the black body with chrome springs would go well.

Works' website lists the shocks as height adjustable for 1/2 inch. They are stock length, so does the 1/2 inch make them longer or shorter? I'd like it better if they could be lowered an inch (1/2 inch may be ok) when I carry a passenger she won't be sliding down the seat and pushing me forward onto the tank. I don't carry a passenger often enough to make a permanent switch to bonnie length shocks.
 

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I'll post back on Monday/Tuesday... The adjustment seemed to be 1/4" higher / 1/4" lower (total 1/2") but now I want to re-check. I thought of lowering my bike with shorter shocks, but my riding style and weight may/will cause issues. I scrape parts now with the stock set up, perhaps with better legs...?

I keep all posted.
 

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On 2006-12-10 11:35, Tabletop wrote:
Works' website lists the shocks as height adjustable for 1/2 inch. They are stock length, so does the 1/2 inch make them longer or shorter? I'd like it better if they could be lowered an inch (1/2 inch may be ok) when I carry a passenger she won't be sliding down the seat and pushing me forward onto the tank. I don't carry a passenger often enough to make a permanent switch to bonnie length shocks.
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Just got done ordering the Street Trackers with DRS (dual rate springs). The Works Performance folks were great and we went through a discussion on riding style, weight, passenger, track time etc to dial in the shock build. I hope to have them in a week or two.

The 1/2 adjustment is higher only and according to Works this is due to the mounting to clear the exhaust pipes. That is probably the main reason, and a secondary reason was to "quicken steering" via head angle adjustment, which we can do by lowering fork tubes etc.

I ordered the chrome springs to keep a bit a shiny on the bike to go along with the pipes, headlight etc.
 

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Brent has them on the way you should ask him. Send an email to NewThruxton.com
 
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