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Offline Harrycaine

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2018, 10:06:01 PM »
It's now been nearly 5000 miles and about 5 months since i fitted the Nitron shock.

This has transformed the machine, perhaps being a stock ST and 20k  miles when fitted gives more room for improvement than a lower mileage and R machine, but with it fitted I have fallen back in love with the bike.

Never tweaked it from as supplied settings, very well damped, touch firmer and better weight balance (less sag). You really feel the improvement loading up in fast dips (-ve g) , followed by bumpy curves, stays fairly supply but in control.

Money well spent.

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2018, 10:46:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Harrycaine [+]
It's now been nearly 5000 miles and about 5 months since i fitted the Nitron shock.

This has transformed the machine, perhaps being a stock ST and 20k  miles when fitted gives more room for improvement than a lower mileage and R machine, but with it fitted I have fallen back in love with the bike.

Never tweaked it from as supplied settings, very well damped, touch firmer and better weight balance (less sag). You really feel the improvement loading up in fast dips (-ve g) , followed by bumpy curves, stays fairly supply but in control.

Money well spent.

HC
HC - thanks for the update. Music to my ears while I wait the last few days till mine turns up.  Now with the rear so improved how do you find the stock front? (If it is still stock?)
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Re: Nitron
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2018, 09:43:53 PM »
I find the front on my standard non R perfectly fine for my road riding and limited talents..... the Nitron has transformed the whole bike  and it's hard to imagine such a step change is possible from the front.

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2018, 09:55:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Harrycaine [+]
I find the front on my standard non R perfectly fine for my road riding and limited talents..... the Nitron has transformed the whole bike  and it's hard to imagine such a step change is possible from the front.

HC

I did the rear only once and found that was way more significant a change than doing the front......I agree with Harry..... :028:
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Re: Nitron
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2018, 09:10:23 PM »
My Nitron shock finally arrived yesterday and I managed to fit it and get a run in this evening.
Woah, now that is more like it. The back and front actually react in a similar way, rather than the back using the first series of bumps to smash my kidneys in.
Not brilliant (yet) but very decent. I'll give it a bit of time then double check the sag and maybe try some clicks softer.

A thing of beauty and only 2.1 kg


Ended up leaving the shock the standard length (mainly because I didn't have an open spanner bigger than 20mm for the lock nut)


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Re: Nitron
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2018, 09:58:13 PM »
Custom spring paint? I always thought Nitron springs were a light cyan out of the box? Like the gunmetal colour, stealth and goes well with the bike.

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Re: Nitron
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2018, 10:46:00 PM »
Could you tell me where you got those right and left hand carbon finish indicators.....they look like old skool hand signal thingys  :028:
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Re: Nitron
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2018, 10:52:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by hotmetal [+]
Custom spring paint? I always thought Nitron springs were a light cyan out of the box? Like the gunmetal colour, stealth and goes well with the bike.

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The colour is an option when you are speccing the shock - no extra cost. I think they call it titanium!


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Re: Nitron
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 12:48:04 AM »
Nice shock and I'm sure you will ride more confidently. :062:
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Re: Nitron
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2018, 01:54:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Harrycaine [+]
I find the front on my standard non R perfectly fine for my road riding and limited talents..... the Nitron has transformed the whole bike  and it's hard to imagine such a step change is possible from the front.

HC
On my '11 R  I did the front with stiffer Springs and K Tech valve kits (despite going much softer spring in the rear) .  It was a step change in comfort and road holding.

You only know as good as you've ridden.  You don't have to ride hard to appreciate it. 
Although it helps there for sure.

 


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