Sticky Suspension thread area: Mod's, reviews and maintenance. How and what you have do and how did it work out.
Safe riding to you. :smile2:
Safe riding to you. :smile2:
Hi,I put Nitron R1 Twin on the Thruxton 1200. I'm very happy with the performance. They have that plush feel and simple to adjust and look very slick in stealth colours.
I have Bitubo fully adjustable cartridges/springs on the Stock forks. With the preload dialled in fairly well they are also very plush on the bumps. I don't know how they compare to other cartridge kits or to the Thruxton R's USD forks, but they are better compared with the stock Kayaba cartridges and they look very slick, and the stock Kayaba cartridges were quite good in my opinion, but these are better.
Would recommend both kits to anybody, but if funds are light, go upgrade the rear first.
Thanks for the tip. I just checked my Nitron shocks and they where touching on both sides. No chips fortunately, and problem has been resolved by spacing them out with a 2mm thick stainless washer, but I think it's a bit of a poor show to be honest from Nitron!Hi,
I just put K-Tech Razor Lites on my Thruxton 1200 S and noticed that the top of the shock body is hard against the top mounting lugs. Doesn't seem right to me. Fitting was easy, and it will make no difference if I swap left to right or rotate 180 degrees. I only checked because I saw another forum comment on his Nitro shocks and how they had badly chipped both the shocks and the mounting lugs. View attachment 715634
wondering about the T120,s with one cartridge + one not!! damper rod + cartridges generally use different fluids!!!
My experience has been when I pulled my front forks off to upgrade them. I found the right hand fork has a dampening rod not a cartridge. The top of the rod screws into the bottom of the fork top nut. The dampener stays in the fork even after you undo it from the top nut. It is simply a bigger smaped piece of pipe with a bottom on it and holes in the side to allow for oil flow in through the top and out through the holes in the side. This really is what all dampeners do they are not really a very sophisticated dampener but they work ok. If you want to pull the dampener right out you have to take the fork seals out. Its a very doable home maintenance job that is not that hard to do. If you want to watch a good video on how to do it at home go to Delboys garage on youtube and look for the vid on fork seal replacement etc, his vids are really very good, he is a mechanic or was Im not sure.wondering about the T120,s with one cartridge + one not!! damper rod + cartridges generally use different fluids!!!
Ok tks for that I think you can get closed and open cartridges for Bonnevilles now as well. I think there are a few places that make them like YSS and a couple of others but not quite sure on that.when i put the bitubo cartridges in my 13 mag wheeler it was EZE. will be looking to get an EZE install kit with TWO cartridges. Delboy got some nice vids BUT the sound is not so good at times