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Offline TimboLM

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Suspension ST R version
« on: August 09, 2018, 03:27:12 PM »
Hi all,

What is the general consensus of opinion on the ST R rear shock. Anyone know what weight it is sprung for (ideal that is), the wife is 73kg, its her bike.

I am considering fitting a Nitron but how good is the rear as standard? Is there much to be gained? I know Nitron are good I have one on the Tiger.

Bw

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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 03:51:52 PM »
I have a 2013 STR and find the suspension overall very good, on occasion on very bumpy roads it can be a little harsh at the rear.

However I am considerable more than 73kgs so your good lady may well find it a 'tad' over sprung to say the least.

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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:16:22 PM »
Timbo

Have you seen my nitron ntr r1 for sale I'm 73 kg it was built for my weight ... built in a range from 70-80 kg...
It's as new. .. considerable saving from new price.... you won't get a better shock even spending twice as much on a ohlins

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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:39:58 PM »
Talking of my pre13 STR.  The rear shock is actually a good quality unit.  But and it's a big Butt.   Oops but.
The valving is whack and the spring is super heavy at 12kg.  Changed to a 10 for my 80+kg.  At 73 she'd need less still.
Like getting kicked in the arse on every expansion joint.


Get thee to a KTech chap for their valving spec and a new spring.   Or any reputable suspension tuner.

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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 08:45:34 PM »
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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 10:09:07 PM »
The obvious choice here is to buy Murps one....simples...IMO  :028:
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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 07:10:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tomspurs [+]
The obvious choice here is to buy Murps one....simples...IMO  :028:

Indeed.........but she does'nt like the colour of the spring....... :027: .... arrrrgh!!
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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 11:03:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by TimboLM [+]
Indeed.........but she does'nt like the colour of the spring....... :027: .... arrrrgh!!
R&G Shocktube.
Seriously, if I was closer to that weight range and had not ordered a new one the week before murp put that shock up I'd have been buying it.
The other plus point is near instant gratification. Ordered my new Nitron 4 weeks ago and still waiting... argh



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Re: Suspension ST R version
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 01:43:59 PM »
Thanks for all the replies....

the plan is to have the stock unit re-spring to suit.....then dependent on how fast the wife becomes  :038: it will be an upgrade to a Nitron R2 shock.

Bw

 


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