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Ohlins NIX 30mm cartridge kit vs. alternatives

Just read a great article in April's Roadracing World regarding the flexibility and time savings of the new Ohlins NIX fork cartridge. At $1250 they had the racer of a Duc 848 raving about it's features.
Have the forks out, going to the Local suspension shop tomorrow to have tires mounted and discuss Race Tech Gold Valve kits or G2-R Cartridge vs. Ohlins fork products.

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IMHO, Ohlins make the best suspension, but for your track day jockey, the right springs for your weight and a fluid change would most likely be all that you need.

My brother running stock suspension(static and rider sag set correctly) on an 11 RSV4, got his times consistantly into the 138's at NJMP Thunderbolt circuit(AMA Superbike run in the low 120's). He now has switched to an 08 R6 with Ohlins front and rear(Expertly set up and tuned) and has yet to dip into the 130's. Its two different motorcycles and could take some more time to get used to, but stock suspension on just about any motorcycle works fairly well when tuned correctly.
Just my two cents......
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According to LDH, Ohlins is producing a limited run of NIX 30 cartridges for the RC51.
Cost is around $1695, $1700 installed.
By comparison, two years ago the Race Tech 25mm cartridge kit was $1400.
So this is not a bad deal for Ohlins.
Also the NIX 30 cartridges allow easy spring and valving changes without removing the forks.
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A month ago I contacted Bohemian Racing (ohlins distributor) in Oakland/Berkley Ca.
This RC51 cartridge was not available at that time and they were not aware of any alternative for Rc51 except for buying current CBR RR front forks first for a NIX cartridge installation.
All NIX cartridges were priced at $1189.

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The 30MM Ohlins kit for the RC51 is not being offered from Ohlins

We are retrofitting a current 30mm Ohlins Cart Kit into the RC51 forks for $1750 installed. These are basically one off kits as they require custom parts to be machined so the OEM fork can accept these kits.

There is a big thread about it on Speedzilla, but I am too lazy to link to it.
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Has any one ever had a Penske triple rear shock made to work with a KYLE link?
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The 30MM Ohlins kit for the RC51 is not being offered from Ohlins

We are retrofitting a current 30mm Ohlins Cart Kit into the RC51 forks for $1750 installed. These are basically one off kits as they require custom parts to be machined so the OEM fork can accept these kits.

There is a big thread about it on Speedzilla, but I am too lazy to link to it.
Like the idea of having the Ohlins fork internals but one thing concerns me. With you custom making some of the parts....what would the rebuild kit look like for the new retrofitted forks? Would it require a custom rebuild kit or would the standard kit for whatever Cart Kit you use work?
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What is a rebuild kit?
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What is a rebuild kit?
Are all the seals from the Cart Kit replaced with anything or are the custom parts all non-wearable parts. If I wanted to take them apart and replace all the seals and o-rings would it be a standard set?
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