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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #20 on: 25 September, 2019, 03:26:21 AM »
Hi JKD102, Did you ever do the suspension with the Nitron

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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #21 on: 25 September, 2019, 05:54:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by Foxes [+]
Hi JKD102, Did you ever do the suspension with the Nitron

yes I did - only been out a couple of times since the ride back from New Plymouth and have not tried adjusting any settings yet.
Mainly due to weather and other commitments as I'm renovating my house at the moment.
So its as KSS set it up for me.
It definitely feels more planted on the road and the suspension works better the faster I go.
In fact it would be spot-on if I rode everywhere balls to the wall  :005:
Under hard acceleration I can really feel the rear tire bite in which is a novelty but as it should be.....
I still feel the bumps when cruising but they are not as harsh.
Pretty happy for the initial setup but I am sure I'll be able to get it even better once I try some adjustments.
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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #22 on: 25 September, 2019, 07:49:20 AM »
What Nitron did you use R1 or R2, as the R1 is mainly for road. Also, can you confirm that the 13/15 Sport Shock Fits the 17 models as Nitron only list the 13/15 Models?

Looking at doing the same as the wife is complaining about the harsh ride, and am now thinking the OEM shock is not up to it when I have a pillion on the back. and also its a pain adjusting the preload every other ride out.

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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #23 on: 25 September, 2019, 08:06:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by Foxes [+]
What Nitron did you use R1 or R2, as the R1 is mainly for road. Also, can you confirm that the 13/15 Sport Shock Fits the 17 models as Nitron only list the 13/15 Models?

Looking at doing the same as the wife is complaining about the harsh ride, and am now thinking the OEM shock is not up to it when I have a pillion on the back. and also its a pain adjusting the preload every other ride out.

When I fitted my Wilbers they only list one shock for all Sports 13 onwards. Triumph do list a different part no, but maybe thats just because the spring colour changed although some have thought Triumph maybe played with the Damping rates?  Bottom line, they all physically fit/interchange
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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #24 on: 25 September, 2019, 08:14:05 AM »
I went for the R2 with remote compression adjuster.
The shock part # is NTBKT23T which according to Google is for a 13-15 Sport.
So 13-15 & 17 is the same.
Make sure you specify what colour spring you want as the default is a (IMO) hideous teal,greeny blue .
I went for the titanium spring option
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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #25 on: 25 September, 2019, 10:11:47 AM »
Just been looking at them on DemonTweeks site, they have 3 Nitron shocks that fit, for sport, track & race.

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/nitron-sport-shock-nrsntbkt23s/
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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #26 on: 25 September, 2019, 11:59:16 AM »
I've used Nitrons on a couple of bikes now and have been really pleased with them - in each case the Sport model with a remote preload.

FYI - for the last 2 years Nitron have had a winter offer for the remote preload at half price so if you can hang on you could save best part of a 100.
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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #27 on: 25 September, 2019, 12:47:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Foxes [+]
Looking at doing the same as the wife is complaining about the harsh ride, and am now thinking the OEM shock is not up to it when I have a pillion on the back. and also its a pain adjusting the preload every other ride out.

Hey Foxes, I have a Paul VFR preload adjuster for sale ($40) that attaches to the Sport OEM shock and makes adjusting preload easy as.
PM me if interested
 
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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #28 on: 25 September, 2019, 08:13:05 PM »
Thanks, JKD102 for the offer, but don't think to do that is going to solve the problem with the ride comfort for the pillion, need to try and keep her happy.

Thanks for the heads up on the winter sale, for the preload adjuster I am holding off as I'm in Finland and the UK over Xmas, so was planning on having it posted to the parents and then bring back to NZ, cheaper than buy it over here. so hopefully they will still do the winter sale, will be nice to save $200.

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Re: Suspension Upgrade for The Tiger Sport
« Reply #29 on: 29 March, 2020, 12:28:11 PM »
I'm in the UK I fitted a nitron R2 with hpa and Maxton do a full fork kit not cheap but bike just feels so much more planted and handles  superbly