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So it was a toss up between taking a chance on the K-TECH or going with the Nitron shock.
I wasn't sure as I haven't seen many people with the K-Teck fitted but it arrived today and first impressions are very favorable.
Came very well packaged.

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The finish and construction look top quality. It was built for rider weight and purpose.

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A comparison shot with the stock shock which I found out after I removed it was leaking. It's amazing the weight difference between the two. I should have weighed them but it was really a considerable amount.
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Just had the first 30 mile ride out after a very problem free fitting.

I must admit I was sceptical just how much of a difference it would make but really compared to stock it felt buttery smooth. It won't supply you with miracles but all I can say that I forget about avoiding ruts and bumps now.

Hard to have on bike pics as using the statement seat at the moment and that covers the shock well.
 

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You'll want to dial in the static sag now that you have a proper shock. Have someone measure how much your bike squats when you sit on it. Then adjust the preload collar until that sag is around 15mm. Then take it for a ride. If it feels a little too stiff you can back it off. This is where my preload collar sits on my Ohlins:
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You'll want to dial in the static sag now that you have a proper shock. Have someone measure how much your bike squats when you sit on it. Then adjust the preload collar until that sag is around 15mm. Then take it for a ride. If it feels a little too stiff you can back it off. This is where my preload collar sits on my Ohlins:
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Awesome. Thanks for the information. Sounds like a plan for the weekend then.
 

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What made you go for the K-TECH over the Nitron in the end, was it just down to price?

I was going to go with Nitron, but this could be a good option instead.
 

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Yeah, in the end it came down to two things, it was 110 cheaper and the fact that since I couldn't find many people who had used one, the spirit of adventure took over.
Plus still a UK company

Really happy.
 

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Like to see more options on the bike with a review . Had to get a replacement shock through my dealer due to pitting and rust on the weld. Looks like a great dark option.
 

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Awesome. Thanks for the information. Sounds like a plan for the weekend then.
How does it ride now that you made some adjustment to the preload? Did you fiddle the rebound damping as well?
 

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I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on a 3AAK Big body shock, does anyone have one of those?, can you give some feed3AAK please ?
If you're running the OEM shock what are you waiting for? ANY aftermarket shock would be an upgrade (even the cheap Chinese knockoffs). I do like they (BAAK) have a single adjustment for both rebound and compression damping (adjusts to how bouncy you want it to ride). Get off the fence you'll be a lot happier.
 

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How does it ride now that you made some adjustment to the preload? Did you fiddle the rebound damping as well?
Luckily, I didnt have to make too many adjustments. Direct from them, it was set up pretty well for my weight already. But thanks for your advice i did adjust a couple of turns to the preload.
The more i am getting out and riding this now the happier i am.

I see now, why everyone says the rear shock is a great upgrade.
 

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Luckily, I didnt have to make too many adjustments. Direct from them, it was set up pretty well for my weight already. But thanks for your advice i did adjust a couple of turns to the preload.
The more i am getting out and riding this now the happier i am.

I see now, why everyone says the rear shock is a great upgrade.
You'll find the more you ride it the more responsive the shock gets. It will be miles of smiles in the long run.
 

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If you're running the OEM shock what are you waiting for? ANY aftermarket shock would be an upgrade (even the cheap Chinese knockoffs). I do like they (BAAK) have a single adjustment for both rebound and compression damping (adjusts to how bouncy you want it to ride). Get off the fence you'll be a lot happier.
Yeah I get it but, just have to be careful on my buying, i want good but i want to know it's origin, know what I'm saying.
 

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Yeah I get it but, just have to be careful on my buying, i want good but i want to know it's origin, know what I'm saying.
I get it. Maybe I'm too harsh on the OEM rear shock, but no more so than it was on my spine......
 
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