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Nitron Rear shock Fitting

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I fitted my new Nitron Rear Shock yesterday afternoon, It was set up for my weight etc, So after fitting which took 1 1/2 hrs from setting the bike up on my paddock stand to putting all the tools away, I left it set how it came,

I did measure the sag just to make sure and it came out at 35 mm which according to the manual supplied with the shock is about right, I also measured the length of the shock just to make sure they were both the same, They were,

So , about 7 am this morning I ventured out on one of the two routes out of my village, the road has to be one of the worst tarmac/ pot holed roads in the area, seems like my brain jumps about in my skull when riding the Scrambler,

WELL ! Not any more :D I still get bad feed back from the front forks, but that will be sorted shortly,

I did the same 3 mile stretch there and back 4 times, the second 2 after a 70 mile run out on one of my favourite routes, I did one run accelerating so it unloaded the front forks, then at slow speed, I really can't believe how much better the bike is with just the rear sorted,
I didn't feel the need to alter the rebound damping, Maybe when the front forks are modified with the new cartridges it may need tweaking,
I managed to find all the ruts and holes on my run :rolleyes: and not once did the rear end become uncomfortable,

To be continued

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OK! Perhaps they didn't make a batch of brackets when they made mine, that could be why it's 3 weeks delivery time now, ;) But believe me It's worth the wait,

Littleowl (Gill) had a test ride on my bike yesterday, we just swapped her seat over, she was impressed enough to order one yesterday when she got home,

Gill mentioned it had gone up in price:rolleyes: but you can get a black spring now:(
In all fairness Alex did ring me to explain they had decided to do other colours :cool:
Elvisto,

I'm not too unhappy, in fairness this is what happens with new things, people estimate and then have to fine tune actual availability and cost.
Still looking forward to it,

Interestingly I still have an Ohlins on order and it's currently $250 cheaper,
I was at my dealers yesterday, But I forgot to take the original rear shock to show them how the bottom silentablok had deteriorated in such a short time,
They asked me to take it in and they'd get it sorted out with Ducati,
I was at my dealers yesterday, But I forgot to take the original rear shock to show them how the bottom silentablok had deteriorated in such a short time,
They asked me to take it in and they'd get it sorted out with Ducati,
Im curious...! Perhaps we all get a new rear shock :p:D:rolleyes:
I don't think so Chris, :( But you may get a new silentablok bush fitted FOC, :)
Hi Elvisto and Hedonism, reading thru the various Suspension threads I understand at least you both ordered the Andreani / Öhlins Cartridges. Did those arrive by now and what is your first impression regarding quality? Did you test-drive already?Plus after reading their Installation manual where they mention to use "Special Tools" - will you do it yourself or have a shop make the conversion for you? Though I would call myself an experienced hobby-mech I feel a bit nervous about that job... ;-)

Thanks for keeping us (that feel the stock suspension REALLY needs some work) posted on this! :chuncky:
Scramblizer ! I've not had my front fork cartridges yet, Rang FTR Suspension this morning, they expected them last week, but not arrived yet,

Yes I shall fit them myself, I'll have to remember to do a step by step picture guide,

ps, where did you find the Installation manual please, then I can have a read, before they arrive

I have a parts breakdown/blowup of the original fork parts, I'll post it when I get chance,
Thanks Scramblizer, much obliged my friend, :)

Heres the copy of the front forks, taken from the dealers computer

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Cool, apreciate it! In the Workshop Manual that can be downloaded (there is a link in this forum somewhere) taking the front fork apart is covered in quite detail aswell...
I've missed that, need to look for it, :(
Fantastic , many thanks :hatsoff:
Need my desktop pc to reply, will do tomorrow mrng.
I've already my cartridge on and it really works fine.

Elvisto, I really think fitting must be dine by a well skilled mechanic with proper equipment... Looks hard to be selfmade. Cya later


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OK.

somewhere I posted already abt the Andreani/Ohlins cartridge. the main advantage comes from the full registers, rebound, compression and preload can be be fully adjusted. It means that, we can setup the bike for unpaved or twisty roads, simply increasing preload and adjusting hydraulics registers accordingly.

I've tried the bike with Continental TKC80 Twinduro Tyres, on tarmac they have less grip than the OEM tyres therefore I mainly used them on dirty roads. The fork works well, no "ends" and good response on very irregular trail.

almost sure its rear "friend" will increase bike handling and confort.

for pictures and some impression (almost the same posted here) you can check list of my posts

once again, I'm almost sure fitting to be carried out by skilled tech
Thanks Hedonism, requested a quote for both the front end plus the Öhlins DU505 rear end @ Andreanis German distributors... Not overly responsive crowd so far...
Thanks Hedonism, requested a quote for both the front end plus the Öhlins DU505 rear end @ Andreanis German distributors... Not overly responsive crowd so far...
Received a reply today: They put a price tag of EUR 659.00 on the Andreani / Öhlins Front end and a tag of EUR 550.00 on the rear shock, both incl. tax. Front should be available, rear shock around August timeframe...
Received a reply today: They put a price tag of EUR 659.00 on the Andreani / Öhlins Front end and a tag of EUR 550.00 on the rear shock, both incl. tax. Front should be available, rear shock around August timeframe...
Gsus thats a lot of money, no!? :confused:
Has anyone had problems removing the standard rear shock from the lower mount? I'm in the process of swapping out the rear shock and have removed the allen bolts top and bottem, but the bottom mount is loose, but won't come clear of the swing arm. Any thoughts, suggestions? Thanks.
Hi Joe, Yes mine was tight, I wrapped some tape around a flat nosed screwdriver and prised it out, On mine the rubber bush was so deformed there was no other way ,
Walked away for half an hour as I didn't want to force it. Had a coffee, came back and managed to wiggle out the spacing washer and the shock then slid out fine.
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