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Old 08-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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I Ride: '08 R6, '07 S2R 1000, '10 Ninjette #791
Penske dealers in the area?
I'm trying to do some shopping for shocks, but I'm not familiar with the various suspension shops. Anybody in PDX/burbs deal in Penske? Trying to avoid paying the Ohlins tax if I can.

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Hit up Dave at GP suspension http://www.gpsuspension.com/ . For all your suspension needs!!!

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Dave Hodges sold GP Suspension's inventory to GP North/KFG Suspension recently. Contact Barry Wressell for assistance.

http://www.kfgracing.com/

Alternatively, you should be able to order Penske locally through SDS Peformance (Sage Wilkinson) or EDR.

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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Dave Hodges sold GP Suspension's inventory to GP North/KFG Suspension recently. Contact Barry Wressell for assistance.

http://www.kfgracing.com/

Alternatively, you should be able to order Penske locally through SDS Peformance (Sage Wilkinson) or EDR.
LOL that is what happens when you drop out of sight for a couple of years... Barry and Sage are both very skilled!

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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Barry's a bit far for me to go visit.

I work right down the road from EDR, so I'll go have a chat with Anton about pricing and stuff. Had forgot about SDS, so if EDR doesn't work out for some reason, I'll check down there.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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Ugh. Same price as Ohlins. Looks like their prices went up in the past year or so. $1200...

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:51 PM   #8
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Yeah, you seem to be looking at the triple clicker? Find a single or Double clicker, and you may save some money.

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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http://www.hardracing.com/shocks%20&...amp/Penske.htm

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'm pretty set on the triple. Just another thing that's going to eat away at my pocket. I had seen where people were getting them for under a grand a couple years ago. Looks like no such luck anymore.

I'll just have to dry my tears around some high-speed corners.

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #11
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Call Dorn. Talk to him about some new shock/suspension company that is supposed to be better than ohlins and penske for less money. I think they were called EK, RK, AK, something K.

Unless you're racing the monster, you'd be fine with a double. But I imagine when you're mind is made up, you won't settle for a lowly double clicker.

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #12
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http://www.elkasuspension.com/?q=moto

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #13
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You don't have to go visit KFG. If you are serious about buying it you can buy it over the phone and they will mail you the shock with a right spring on it and adjusted fairly close. Once you get it on the bike, it takes a bit of dialing to get it 100%.

Maybe you can find a used Ohlin's or Penske on forums, or Ebay as well. I got a used Ohlin's for my Speed Triple for $650, that was about a year old, and had a few thousand miles on it and a right spring for my weight. That is quite a bit less than $1400+.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #14
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In the next couple of months is a good time of year to buy. Found good reductions on the new stuff as suppliers clear out old stock.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #15
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Call Dorn. Talk to him about some new shock/suspension company that is supposed to be better than ohlins and penske for less money. I think they were called EK, RK, AK, something K.

Unless you're racing the monster, you'd be fine with a double. But I imagine when you're mind is made up, you won't settle for a lowly double clicker.
with the roads in this area being what they are, having the high speed circuit is a big plus. i had a double on my honda and wished i would have just spent the extra $$.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #16
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You don't have to go visit KFG. If you are serious about buying it you can buy it over the phone and they will mail you the shock with a right spring on it and adjusted fairly close. Once you get it on the bike, it takes a bit of dialing to get it 100%.

Maybe you can find a used Ohlin's or Penske on forums, or Ebay as well. I got a used Ohlin's for my Speed Triple for $650, that was about a year old, and had a few thousand miles on it and a right spring for my weight. That is quite a bit less than $1400+.
I'm in at EDR fairly regular. Checked with them today and I can have the shock right away, all I have to do is say the word and hand over my credit card. They're the most convenient for me, since my office is maybe a mile from theirs, and I drive/ride past them several times per day.

Haven't run across any used Penske shocks to fit the bike. Have looked.



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with the roads in this area being what they are, having the high speed circuit is a big plus. i had a double on my honda and wished i would have just spent the extra $$.

tim
That was my thought as well. Having the high/low split on my workhorse bike is something I really want. I hate the squat I get from hard acceleration (TOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRQUUUUUUEEE!!!!!), but I don't want to set the bike so rigid that the washboarding and pot holes knock my teeth out. Firm, yet supple is what I want, so three-way adjustment it is!

Sometimes you want a Cadillac that you can rail. This is one of those times.

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