Penske dealers in the area?

Discussion in 'Portland Region' started by Veloc, Aug 27, 2012.


  1. Veloc

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    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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    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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    LOL that is what happens when you drop out of sight for a couple of years... Barry and Sage are both very skilled!
     
  5. Veloc

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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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  7. Veloc

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    Ugh. Same price as Ohlins. Looks like their prices went up in the past year or so. $1200... :cry:
     
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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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    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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    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. :)
     
  11. DGA

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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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    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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    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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  14. Veloc

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    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.



    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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