Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Paul Lingard » 05 Mar 2013, 21:42

Rubbing on tyre?
Rode over to Huddersfield today on a little job. The roads were damp and dirty I checked the shock when I got home. It was filthy all over so with that I'm supposing that there is no rubbing of the tyre. The tyre it's self looks fine. But it's got to be close to contact under compression. Tyre pressures are going to have to watched very carefully.
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Cammy ST11 » 05 Mar 2013, 22:58

Paul. Thinking of ordering the same unit. When you had to skim the upper shim, did you do it all from one side or a little from both?
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby flookyk1100 » 06 Mar 2013, 11:38

Paul, good to hear you are getting on well with testing your new firmer support cure for your saggy rear. ;) :D
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Paul Lingard » 06 Mar 2013, 12:17

Thank you Mr Flook...you beggar...LOL
Cammy the top bush is in two halfs with rubber "O" rings behind each half. If you look from the rear of the bike the outer side of the bush has a neck on it. I imagine that all the bushes are the same and that the length of the neck is where Nitron make the adjustment to fit other bikes. There is a possibility that Nitron supplied the wrong bit of the upper bush. I took off part of the neck. I took a bit off with the side of the bench grinder wheel then straightened the surface up by putting a file flat in the vice and rubbing the bush along it. I checked it for flat on a mirror with a bit of oil on it.
The mudguard I cut using the angle grinder.
I think removing the rear wheel makes the job so much easier too for a couple of reasons. The reduction in weight whilst you lift the drive hub to check fit is good and the cutting of the mudguard is so much easier.
You can see the neck on this picture there isn't one at the other side.

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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Andi Archer » 08 Mar 2013, 14:08

Perhaps your getting confused Mr Flook,Paul has the Noel Edmonds version...................Crinkley Bottom :lol:
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Paul Lingard » 08 Mar 2013, 19:55

I worry about you two..... :shock: ;) :)
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby mbrST1100 » 08 Mar 2013, 20:44

Paul, on a different, serious, BTT note:
how does it now match with the character of the (still OEM?) fork springs?
Wouldn't be so great if the front now compresses more then the stern when going through a sink in the road, or heading through a real fast turn; such would upset the bike's steering geometric...
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Keith Legge » 08 Mar 2013, 21:00

Judging by the way he was throwing it around today there's nothing wrong with the steering geometry. ;)
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Paul Lingard » 08 Mar 2013, 21:05

Just got back from a long ride with Keith L. The second decent mileage run since fitting the shock. I'm very happy with way the bike feels in compressions and corners now. Keith will perhaps have video of the bike going through a few corners. I did do an oils change up front a while back and although very happy with my suspension set up right now. I would like to play about with viscosities. I think heavier grade could be even better. The springs I feel sure are up to matching the Nitron. I have a spare pair of forks and may rebuild them with heavier oil and have a play with quantities in the future.
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Re: Nitron Shock Absorber Review.

Postby Andi Archer » 08 Mar 2013, 21:10

I dont know what you have in now Paul but 7.5 or 10 wt is a good recommendation Ive found.
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