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Offline timbig

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Nitron Shock
« on: 29 October, 2018, 08:02:42 PM »
Hello

looking at getting a new shock, reading the blurb on the Nitron shock it mentions "shock length adjustment", excuse my ignorance but this implies I could make the seat height a bit higher?

I presume the above would change the geometry of the bike?

I would like a bit more height if possible, my feet are flat on the ground. any gain would be a bonus.

Ive got current shock on its maximum setting just with me on it, I guess me alone in bike gear = about 110Kgs, my wife is occasional pillion = 60Kgs.

any thoughts?

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #1 on: 29 October, 2018, 09:43:03 PM »
I'm unsure about the 110kg (I thought I'd eaten all the pies) but it does sound like you might need a stiffer rated spring - of course your exisiting shock may have seen better days.
I'd check the sags levels before changing the length of spring - but if adjustable it does sound like you'll be in the best of both worlds.
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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #2 on: 30 October, 2018, 02:10:12 PM »
I have Nitron on my bike, its a best investment i ever made.


You can adjust overall length of shock itself, so it should make bike a bit higher.


If you going to order, make sure you get your weight right, so they will put correct spring for you.

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #3 on: 30 October, 2018, 02:35:20 PM »
Hi. Don't forget you can alter the seat height.

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #4 on: 30 October, 2018, 06:56:47 PM »
Just posted my Hagon shock with remote preload in 'for sale'. Might work for you?

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #5 on: 31 October, 2018, 12:18:34 AM »
Holy Moly!

just weighed myself and gear 118 Kgs, wife says she 70Kgs + 8Kgs for gear approx. don't think scales brilliantly accurate but blimey, shes going to have to go a diet! ;)

in my defence im 6'2 and i can still see my feet (just).

Seat is a full height already

Perhaps I need another bike?

Sonsman, thanks for offer but I like idea of Nitron height adjust bonus.

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #6 on: 31 October, 2018, 09:11:19 PM »
according to the honda cbf owners manual the max load for
rider/ pillion/ luggage/ and all accessories is 190kg 

Hagon can probably make you a shock to match the weight and height and supply
front springs to match the shock.
Malc

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #7 on: 02 November, 2018, 07:46:17 PM »
Yes I understand we pushing weight limit at moment.

Have read post on here from folk who have exceeded limit without any problems, if we were to tour we'd be about 20Kgs over, too much?

Im shocked im such a porker! might have to join weightwatchers with missus.

It seems the Nitron may have an Achilles heel, apparently the adjuster is at the top as per the Hagon, a remote adjuster is available for an extra £210! £648 total.

It seems somebody has found a work around...

*Originally Posted by Klarion [+]
Same with Nitron- I got one (without remote preload) for my biffer, & only then realised the problem. So I've just had it put back on upside down.

Of course I'm not advising anyone else to do this, as there might be some extremely crucial reasons why it's not a good idea.  :084: But otherwise, it's a bit cheaper than getting a shock with remote preload.

looking at the Nitron (hopefully pic attached to this post) I presumed that + & - signs on black part at the bottom were your preload etc and the grey plate on the thread is the Height adjust.

It seems that may be wrong.

Tim

« Last Edit: 02 November, 2018, 07:53:50 PM by timbig »

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Re: Nitron Shock
« Reply #8 on: 02 November, 2018, 08:17:35 PM »
hagon shock with hydraulic  preload is listed at £424.50.
Don,t know if its more to have it set up to match your weight and riding style.
Malc

 


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