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Hi all.

I asked my new Suzuki mechanic if there was a way to further improve the performance of my forks, which had been already upgraded some years ago with the springs of the Ducati Monster SR900.

He told me that the Italian importer of Ohlins, Andreani, could build for me a custom forks kit with mechanic spring compression, hydraulic rebound and hydraulic compression settings. Cost of 650 €.

You can see it on my bike. Now it
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s handling is fantastic, you think about where to go and the bike goes there with precision and less arms effort.

I have also a Wilbers rear shock, which works well.
Definitely worth the money, if you like twisties ✌✌

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Hi all.

I asked my new Suzuki mechanic if there was a way to further improve the performance of my forks, which had been already upgraded some years ago with the springs of the Ducati Monster SR900.

He told me that the Italian importer of Ohlins, Andreani, could build for me a custom forks kit with mechanic spring compression, hydraulic rebound and hydraulic compression settings. Cost of 650 €.

You can see it on my bike. Now its handling is fantastic, you think about where to go and the bike goes there with precision and less arms effort.

I have also a Wilbers rear shock, which works well.
Definitely worth the money, if you like twisties ✌✌
That is very interesting,
did they replaced the whole assembly, or only the insides?
Thanks, cheers! 🍻
 

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The fronk tubes are the stock ones, but they replaced all the internal assembly.
 

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Where does the hydraulic reservoir mount? Looks nice, btw.
 

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There's no reservoir here.
 

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Looks like a great change. Is the compression or rebound damping adjustable via the nut and lock bolt on top?
 

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Yes, you can set mechanical compression with he the two yellow nuts, hydraulic rebound and hydraulic compression with the left and right grey nut respectively.
 

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Wow, very impressive, and. In my opinion, very reasonable cost for what was done. I'm sure you will get a lot of enjoyment from these upgrades!
 

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Dommy, this is the first significant mod I have seen in years for this bike. You have just opened up a mod that I have been searching for a long time. I have been looking for an adjustable fork replacement for years with nothing to show for it. I really want to know your personal thoughts on handling; dive control, bump/road feel at the grips, cornering.... Do you think that shop would be willing to sell a "kit" state side? This is something I would be willing to do for both bikes.
 

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Dommy, this is the first significant mod I have seen in years for this bike. You have just opened up a mod that I have been searching for a long time. I have been looking for an adjustable fork replacement for years with nothing to show for it. I really want to know your personal thoughts on handling; dive control, bump/road feel at the grips, cornering.... Do you think that shop would be willing to sell a "kit" state side? This is something I would be willing to do for both bikes.
Maybe
local Off-Road suspension specialists
could build internals to your specs...
There are suspension remanufacturing
specialists with proper know-how as well ...
For example:
Checkpoint Offroad
 

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Hi Matt.

I've riden the bike with this new suspensions for approx. 1000 km so far, now I'm on vacation with the other bike, a Kawasaki Versys 1000 (excellent for long-range tourism).
I'll give my full feedback asap, in a month time.

On the other hand I've checked if Andreani operates internationally and on their websites it seems that they are well present in USA.


You may want to check there. :)

Dommy.
 

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Hi folks.

I've put 2.6K miles on the bike, after having installed this forks setup.

I just confirm what I anticipated above:

1) Handling is much better than before - you simply want to put the front wheel there and the wheel will exactly go there as wished, with much less effort. So at the end the bike seems lighter to ride and you spare your arms.

2) This setup controls well the dive upon hard front braking, but because the mechanic finally fixed the rear brake (before it was soft with little braking power), I know transfer less weight on the front when braking. So I cannot really say that much on dive, although clearly it dives less than before.

As additional information, I use Pirelli Night Dragon for the tires (stock size).

The front upgrade is worth every cent (y)
 
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Hi folks.

I've put 2.6K miles on the bike, after having installed this forks setup.

I just confirm what I anticipated above:

1) Handling is much better than before - you simply want to put the front wheel there and the wheel will exactly go there as wished, with much less effort. So at the end the bike seems lighter to ride and you spare your arms.

2) This setup controls well the dive upon hard front braking, but because the mechanic finally fixed the rear brake (before it was soft with little braking power), I know transfer less weight on the front when braking. So I cannot really say that much on dive, although clearly it dives less than before.

As additional information, I use Pirelli Night Dragon for the tires (stock size).

The front upgrade is worth every cent (y)
Thanx for posting all that valuable info... 🍻 Cheers!
 
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