Alternative Springs for the Fork and Shock? - Page 2 - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 06:55 PM
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If decide to replace shock and fork internals Ohlins setup is big improvement over stock. I went with O shock with remote reservoir as it was not much more. The O cartridges are easy swap. For me it was more about having rebound and compression options as well as being able to balance bike and set proper sag. Not much option with stock setup. Good luck. PS if in USA PM me and I'll give you dealer name that gave me discount on O hardware.
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Just springs or complete units (i.e. forks or cartridges, rear shock)?

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Just the springs.
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I have these guys just down the road from me DMX SUSPENSION|Especialistas en Suspensiones.Fabricación,Reparación y preparación|. Between them and Maxton in the UK we sorted the Triumph Rocket. The 790 in comparison will be a piece of cake.

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Thanks for the lead. They look pretty good but I'm in the US and don't speak Spanish. I'll keep looking here.
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Thanks for the lead. They look pretty good but I'm in the US and don't speak Spanish. I'll keep looking here.
If it were me - I would swap out the hydraulics as well - not just the spring. The 790D (for my weight, shape etc) is pretty much spot on, both front and rear. But if I ever upgrade - I'd want damping adjustment.



I've seen the WP upgrade parts at about 800€ each end somewhere on the net.

I like Maxton's stuff, but I know they don't send to the US.



In the US - https://traxxion.com/ ?

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If decide to replace shock and fork internals Ohlins setup is big improvement over stock. I went with O shock with remote reservoir as it was not much more. The O cartridges are easy swap. For me it was more about having rebound and compression options as well as being able to balance bike and set proper sag. Not much option with stock setup. Good luck. PS if in USA PM me and I'll give you dealer name that gave me discount on O hardware.
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If it were me - I would swap out the hydraulics as well - not just the spring. The 790D (for my weight, shape etc) is pretty much spot on, both front and rear. But if I ever upgrade - I'd want damping adjustment.

In the US - https://traxxion.com/ ?
I may end up there but I'd like to try just a heavier spring for the shock first. Thanks for mentioning Traxxion.
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I had Traxxion stuff on the CBR1000RR. They will tailor to whatever you need. Great guys.

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Why do you want to change the springs? Have you checked the static and rider sag front and back? Are you riding the bike to the limit? Just interested. Best to take the springs out, measure them and use one of the many free internet calculators to see what you need based on riding style body weight etc.
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