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Hey peeps

Finally had time for a proper ride. I've been moving house for the last month or so. 

 

So I got Teknik in NSW Australia to sort the suspension on my TTR. They set everything up on their shock dyno to get the results they want. 

I guess this will be a bit subjective. However......

Went riding at Buckland in Tasmania, an area that has lots of sand and big whoops and rock area, single trail etc, lots of varied surfaces. At first I was thinking yep this feels more planted and predictable. 

Holy fook - what a difference it made. Perhaps one way to describe the difference is that I was laughing so loud to myself as I rode around with my mates at times I was having trouble concentrating. Without question the best money I've ever spent on a bike.

So often before the front would not track as well as I wanted, or felt soft and harsh and bit of a pogo stick. The rear seemed to have too much rebound and always felt like it was pushing you forward or lifting too much or too quickly, definitely not overly stable at speed or with multiple bumps.

Now I was hitting sandy whoops at speed, lean back bit of throttle and skipping over them and or at least riding them with control and good direction not wanting to wander off track. I've tried to do this previously and I've had lots and lots of practice and couldn't get more than one or 2 whoops in a row done well before I'd be slamming the front wheel into the face of the next one, then a big bounce and try again or seriously wandering off line and having to abort. 

In the rocks the difference was mental, I was going around my mates on the bad lines over taking them, and doing it easier than them on the good lines. Shocking difference (haha seriously). I then started picking the bad lines and loose rock etc to see what would happen, it just didn't seem to matter that much. I ended up riding a bit too loose to be honest and popping the rear tubliss 110 psi tube. First time I've done that.

 

Best ride I've ever had, I was less fatigued in my arms than usual. Quite noticeable. 

Riding just felt so much more planted and safe. Turning the wick up then just resulted in more fun rather than me working like a monkey to keep up with bigger bikes and keep everything under control. Just lean back, bit more throttle and enjoy the ride. So effing good. 

Happy days. 

Leigh

ps. changes included

new front fork springs Hicalibre 37 x 505 x .46

Rear shock lowered 25mm with an internal spacer (they said the WR250R and TTR are both set to high in the rear standard) - pillion passenger setup from Japan. 

Revalved etc and setup on their shock dyno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Great result Leigh,
I agree with you the best money you can spend on the bike, if your off roading makes a massive difference. You start to ride any line coz you can. Great for your confidence too, enjoy holding it on...
Don't tell your mates you will definitely be riding better.
Good feedback from Teknik too. I can also reccomend Gilesy at Choice in Kyneton Vic.
Did they use gold valves or just a revalve?

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Well that's motivation, thanks Leigh. I'll have to read up on the details I've hardly touched the suspension.

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Hi Kaos

Yes, definitely the best money spent on the bike for sure. Such a great difference.

I was happy before with the bike, but now it is a whole new beast. Should have done it ages ago. Just so much safer and compliant, let alone fun.

Don't believe they used Gold Valves, just re-valved by them.

Cheers Leigh.

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Teknik are the experts when it comes to WR250R's, may end up sending my forks & shocks over for some love, never really thought about getting the TTR done but should consider it I guess.

Cheers Terry

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Its a brilliant upgrade Terry. My bet is if you get one bike done you'll have to do the other!! The difference is night and day.

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leigh wrote:

Its a brilliant upgrade Terry. My bet is if you get one bike done you'll have to do the other!! The difference is night and day.


 That's what I'm worried about, do one & have to do the other



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The guy who did mine used to work for tecnic he now has his own business certsntly works well just need to keep changing the oil in the shocks lasts about 12 months then needs replacing to keep them working well 



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Hi leigh

new front fork springs Hicalibre 37 x 505 x .46

Wondering if the new hicalibre front fork springs were selected because they suit the bike best or the weight of the rider?

Cheers

Matt  

 



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I'm 70kg, so for the bike setup I believe :)

Still the best money I've ever spent. 



-- Edited by leigh on Wednesday 10th of November 2021 01:48:46 AM

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leigh wrote:

I'm 70kg, so for the bike setup I believe :)

Still the best money I've ever spent. 



-- Edited by leigh on Wednesday 10th of November 2021 01:48:46 AM


 for reference, with my TTR forks, I'm 95kg went with .50 springs still plush ride for me but harsh for my son at 75kg. 



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