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frustration with NITRON suspension
on: October 07, 2016, 05:11:44 PM
I thought I had solved my suspension problems, To hard,/ harsh on the front end. Nitron offered to have my bike for 2-3 weeks to R. & D. front an drear suspension charging me 50% of the list price for the finished articles. At that price i was happy to have both ends sorted albeit the rear dosen't cause me any real problems.

2 weeks later they are set to book my bike in, lo and behold, sorry Mr Lewis your bike comes with a convential front fork and all of our cartridge kits are for USD forks. do you still want us to have your bike fo r2-3 weeks to develop the rear shock?
They knew the make model and year of the bike, even down to the fact the plastic handlebar shouds would cover the fork adjusters and would need a fork riser and handlebar conversion.

No I bloody don't. what a waste of time!"
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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 07:45:32 PM
I had the hyperpro progressive springs fitted to my front - made a massive difference, would that be compatible with the '14?

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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 10:15:09 PM
I guess that explains why Nitron have contacted me to ask if I still want to lend them my bike.
I'm happy with the front but the rear is too soft two up.
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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 11:20:40 AM
*Originally Posted by 54K+ [+]
I thought I had solved my suspension problems, To hard,/ harsh on the front end. Nitron offered to have my bike for 2-3 weeks to R. & D. front an drear suspension charging me 50% of the list price for the finished articles. At that price i was happy to have both ends sorted albeit the rear dosen't cause me any real problems.

2 weeks later they are set to book my bike in, lo and behold, sorry Mr Lewis your bike comes with a convential front fork and all of our cartridge kits are for USD forks. do you still want us to have your bike fo r2-3 weeks to develop the rear shock?
They knew the make model and year of the bike, even down to the fact the plastic handlebar shouds would cover the fork adjusters and would need a fork riser and handlebar conversion.

No I bloody don't. what a waste of time!"
Rant over

Fair play.. that's pretty disorganised of them! They do make fabulous shocks though... you're missing a trick there.
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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 07:56:22 PM
Good luck Dave,
 One mans meat is another mans poison etc.

Looking at their range i'm guessing that the version they have produced for the '02 VFR800F will be pretty much the unit they will fit.

are you going for the remote hydraulic preload adjuster?

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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 06:26:40 PM
If they can find somewhere sensible to mount it then yes, the remote adjuster would be welcome.
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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 09:00:51 PM
do you carrier panniers?

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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 11:18:38 PM
*Originally Posted by 54K+ [+]
do you carrier panniers?

Occasionally, I use SW Motech Blaze panniers which I remove when not in use. They have a single bar to hold them in place, but this too is removed leaving just a click-in-place mounting.
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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 04:08:56 PM
Thinking I might have cut my nose off to spite my face.
Hey ho (sigh).
Let me know how you get on with the nitron shock.

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Re: frustration with NITRON suspension
Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 02:55:53 PM
Hey 54k+,

I've been chatting with suspension specialists I've used in the past (PDQ in Taplow) and they sent me a datasheet from Matris, which offers cartridge kits for both new and old model Crossrunner. Thought you might be interested, if you'd not seen it already.

http://www.matrisdampers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Honda-VFR-800-X-Crossrunner-12-web.pdf
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