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There's K tec in perth that distributes the stuff. I was quoted 1500 for fork cartridges and springs fitted (i said i wanted to fit them but only they can for warranty and requires special tools). around 1300 for a shock.
Seems like really good stuff. I was talking to Morne and he pretty much convinced me its the best suspension there is haha. I can give you his number if you want.
 

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The K-Tech 20mm cartridges at $895.00 are fully adjustable for compression /rebound and preload. Springs are $120.00 and the fully adjustable Razor R rear shock is $995.00 through USA dealers and K-tech service centers
 

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THat's close to what I paid in NZ pesos for Andreanis and Nitron. Sounds good.
 

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Got a Quote on the K Tech Cartridges from EDR performance 850 shipped with springs. Sounds like the best deal going to me.
 

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2017 mt09, will udate the shock, 180 lb wihout gear.
K-tech is easy aviable here.
Will i notice any specific difference on road and a few track days, razor r have the separate reservoir with compression damping i can see.

* Ktech Razor Lite
* Ktech Razor R

Update : installed the Razor Lite, now the rear is fixed, feels perfect
 

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Just fitted the Razor R to my 2016. It's awesome. Im 76kg geared up and asked for it to be sprung at 80kg to allow for some pie room and a back pack.

It came with a 95 stamped on the spring, perfect for my weight.

Just forks to decide on now, current plan is the Ktech piston kit and springs
 

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+1 for the Razor R. Completely transformed my 2016. Ordered from Revzilla for $800 and I optioned for the "soft" version. I weight 145 lbs. without gear and never ride two-up. Soft option feels much stiffer than the stock shock spring but isn't uncomfortably so. Now the rear doesn't like to hop and wobble like crazy and corners remain planted. Relatively easy to install once I figured out how to support the bike by the frame rather than the swingarm. Simply flip the foot pegs upside down and use jackstands to support it, and then use a wedge underneath the wheel to align it for your shock install. After that it's literally 3 bolts and you're done.

I put in Andreani cartridges up front, but forget which spring rate I chose. Definitely a step up fron stock, but I'd recommend something better/slightly more expensive. I no longer bottom out my forks and actually have the ability to overdamp my suspension now. Use ~20cSt fork oil in the rebound fork works great and the lightest oil possible in the compression. The valve orfices are too small for street use for effective compression damping bypass, so you need to use the thinnest oil possible otherwise you limit fork velocity via hydrolocking. When it's cold out and the fork oil is thicker, there's a significant difference in compression damping harshness.
 

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I'm not sure which version they sent me. How would I find out?

I'm 150lbs without gear (68kg), I'm guessing I got a medium version as I asked for a 176lb (80kg)
 

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I've now ordered ids20 Ktech front cartridges for my 2016 mt09, along with 8.5N/mm springs. Should suit my 75kg geared up weight well.

I'll be making a cartridge holding tool from some alumium tube, I'll shape one end to fit the stock cartridge and the other end to fit the Ktech.

Am I right in thinking that if the stock and the Ktech are both 20mm cartridges, I can get some 22mm OD, 20mm ID pipe to make my holding tool? That should fit over the stock cartridge and the Ktech? I can always go larger if necessary, I'll likely wait until they have arrived so I can measure them properly, but if anyone has measured them I'll buy some pipe now and get it ready to grind the correct patterns!
 

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Am I right in thinking that if the stock and the Ktech are both 20mm cartridges, I can get some 22mm OD, 20mm ID pipe to make my holding tool?
20mm refers to the piston size. OD of tube is 24 or 25mm. What you're grabbing with the tool is the notches in the 'cup' in the case of OE and that's like 30mm (wag). The K-Tech has nothing similar to grab. The nut used to seal the top of the cartridge has flats on it but I don't know off hand the width, probably 17 mm.

If you're lucky the OE bolt will come out nice and easy as you lean your weight on the fork to use the spring to resist turning. If not, apply some heat and try again. Failing that you'll need a tool to hold the cart still. Clean the threads and DO NOT use thread locker when reinstalling.
 

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Appreciate the reply, I'll try and loosen the bottom bolts from the OE carts when the top caps are still on.

I was under the impression the Ktech had a similar pattern (but different) to the OE cart in the cup, so thought I'd have to hold the cartridge in place while I tightened the bottom bolt, I guess I'll have to wait and see them when they turn up.

I know Ktech claim to require specialist tools to install these, but I am unsure what they are referring too. So far it seems fairly normal tools required? As far as fork work goes?
 
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