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Offline Harrycaine

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Nitron
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:59:37 PM »
Just fitted a new Nitron rear shock. The base model NTR-R1 with a spring customised for my weight with gear, no pillion. I felt the base model was enough for the type of riding I do and in particular I don't ever have a pillion and need to make fast changes.  I am also not keen on spending money, must be my Scottish upbringing.

Cost 453 delivered, it took a while , 6 weeks, maybe because they they have just moved it is advertised as 2-3 weeks. It looks and feels a quality bit of kit and is definitely lighter than the stock one. Infinitely adjustable for preload and with 24 click of combined compression and rebound damping. It comes with a tool for preload adjustment. Although I must say access to the damping adjustment when fitted is a little trickey.

Took around an hour to fit. I used an ABBA stand and used wooden block uder the tyre to "just" have the shock unloaded. I took the silencer can off as makes access much easier. Pretty simple job except I had to die down the thread on the exhaust clamp captive bolt as it was knackered- will order a new one, and getting the exhaust bolts to line up takes some wiggling.

Replaces the stock shock on a base 15 plate ST which has done 21k. The stock shock was very bouncy the damping was not great even though I had it on minimum pre-load.

After a short test ride with it on the out of the box settings~1hr and trying to be subjective. It is medium-firm but very well damped, the sag(seat is higher)  is less than I had with the old shock on minimum. There are plenty of bumps and pot holes in my area and it coped very well. I actually stayed on the seat at all times. It inspired confidence, for now I will leave it as received.







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Re: Nitron
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
Nice looking bit of kit that, colour's good too  :002:

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 08:21:56 PM »
Nice to have bling....Scrubber sold me his TTX for my mates RX.....that should be nice too  :028:
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Re: Nitron
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 09:11:31 PM »
Such a nice adjuster.  Way better than a C spanner

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 09:58:30 PM »
Ive got one on order, cant wait to get it.
Paid extra to have it shortened to lower the ride height 50mm so I may be able to get both feet down


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Re: Nitron
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 09:40:22 AM »
Nice write up, been looking at the Nitron shock to replace my standard 13 triple. You have just got them another sale.

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 01:49:07 PM »
AS a point of interest the Nitron suspenders incorporate a ride height adjuster. 7mm so I was told on the phone.

There is an adjuster and locknut below the damping adjuster knurled ring.

I fitted a Nitro  top o the range to the Tiger.....blooming lovely  :007:

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 10:17:12 PM »
Don't forget Maxton.....great aftermarket service too. They keep you details and specification, service history etc. on file for years ... great British company and great service  :028:tr
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Re: Nitron
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 10:26:31 PM »
Had one on my 1250 Bandit and it collapsed twice, 3rd time lucky and it was OK.

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 11:28:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by EVOGT [+]
Had one on my 1250 Bandit and it collapsed twice, 3rd time lucky and it was OK.
Tomeneypies  :027:
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