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fork upgrade time

alright i'm looking to upgrade the front end and am considering two options that come in around the same price.

1. traxxion dynamics ak20 crartridge upgrade

2. ohlins 20mm rework

thoughts on what might be the better option?
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Ohlins 20mm Kit from Mike (LDH) at Kyle Racing, nobody else.

thats the best option hands down, the amount of data and settings available

I run nothing but Ohlins on everything i own and Kyle Racing does all of it.
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Don't even waste time, take the forks off and send them into Kyle. The experience, passion for perfection, and communication is the best a guy could ask for.
Then mount them back on, use Kyle's recommendations for proper height in the top clamp and sag.
Then grab your gear, your compression and rebound tuning guide, and go hit a track or some twisties.
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AK gas would be worthy of serious consideration.

Otherwise from your list the DK 20 mm Ohlins upgrade is what I'd recommend. Details and options can be found in the ohlins fork guide here and on the DK website.
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AK gas would be worthy of serious consideration.

Otherwise from your list the DK 20 mm Ohlins upgrade is what I'd recommend. Details and options can be found in the ohlins fork guide here and on the DK website.
i thought about that, but then i'm at the same price as the ohlins 30mm nix kits. and honestly, i don't see myself needing that level of suspension. that's an extra $1000 that could be put to better use on other things.
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Nope, you don't need it.
Until you have it.
If you do any serious riding, just the 20mm kit takes the bike to the next level of handling over OEM.
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Nope, you don't need it.
Until you have it.
If you do any serious riding, just the 20mm kit takes the bike to the next level of handling over OEM.
serious riding?

well i use a car tire on the rear to get better life out of the tire. is that serious enough?
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^ The goldwing guys will love you!

I meant seriously riding the bike for what it was built to do: straightening out the turns.
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I meant seriously riding the bike for what it was built to do: straightening out the turns.

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alright i'm looking to upgrade the front end and am considering two options that come in around the same price.

1. traxxion dynamics ak20 crartridge upgrade

2. ohlins 20mm rework

thoughts on what might be the better option?
The less expensive route would be to replace the OEM valving with aftermarket, plus springs for your weight range.

The more expensive route would be to replace the OEM cartridges with aftermarket. I'd have to say the Ohlins NIX30 cartridges from Kyle Racing would be the best may to go.
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