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post #131 of 162 (permalink) Old 04-06-2017, 09:11 PM
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While upgrading tot the TTX would be pretty cool it's a bit out of my budget right now. Is there a way to upgrade the 46 prcxl at all?
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While upgrading tot the TTX would be pretty cool it's a bit out of my budget right now. Is there a way to upgrade the 46 prcxl at all?
I'm sure with enough time & testing you certainly could improve on the 46 somewhat, but the end result would likely be less than the sum of the parts & testing time you put into it. You are simply working with dated shock designs... 5 generations of TTX development have lead to a much better performing shock. Honestly if I had not experienced it back to back for myself I would never believe the difference in performance. It's the biggest step up I have ever felt in shock performance. Over a decade ago I tested the then brand spanking new TTX shock for the 1000RR against a VERY competitive S46 Race Shock (& the SHOWA Race Shock as well) and wasn't as impressed then as I am now with what this shock has done for the RC51.


The Hysteresis is almost non-existent so the response time of the shock is so much better than the 46 Series. With the TTX-GP shock I was getting on the gas way before the APEX at high lean angles and I am not talking about maintenance throttle, I was getting big handfuls of it and the bike was just hooking up and driving out instead of that dreaded wiggle and loss of traction most of us have experienced on an RC51 when trying to put the spurs to it while leaned over. Big literbikes are mostly picking up the throttle after the APEX allowing me to crawl right up their ass on the exit of the turn and while they would easily put bike lengths on me on the straights at Buttonwillow I was still keeping close enough to be right on their ass going into the next turn on the brakes. There is just more gription available with the TTX-GP there is no doubt about it.

My wife & I were supposed to go ride this weekend as just normal attendees at Buttonwillow and I was planning to take the RC, but I have been asked to do Suspension at the event instead. The next test report will just have to wait a bit longer as I seem to end up working a lot more than riding nowadays, but I need the money.
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There is just more gription available with the TTX-GP there is no doubt about it.
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Gription? I LOVE that!
I'd LOVE to be able to take credit for that, but I didn't think it up.
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Sorry, newb here. I just bought a beautiful 2005 RC 51. Of course, I'm looking at rear shocks and while I see the older model available I'm seeing all kinds of talk about this TTX GP model. I haven't seen anyone say that TTX GP model's ready but I see it available for sale online, for example at motosport.com (EDIT: it looks like after emailing them they corrected the fitment). One other question is that the older model seems available for less than $1000 while the new one is about $400 more. I don't ride on the track. I'm wondering if you guys think I should just bite the bullet and buy the newer one anyway. Just to clarify I first heard about the TTXGP shock over at RC51.org.

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If you have your heart set on Ohlins, I honestly doubt you'll be disappointed in either and will probably have trouble telling TTX is better, regretfully few can tell the difference...

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Admittedly I'm no expert but on the last two bikes I've owned there was a very noticeable difference with upgraded shocks. One Ohlins and one custom valved and rebuilt by Daugherty Motorsports. And I'm definitely one of those people who realizes that years down the road you'll never care about the extra money you spend for the best. But often when you get the cheaper option you wonder what you're missing.
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So, I'm a bit confused. Is this just the wrong thread? LDH was talking about developing the TTX GP shock over a year ago and this has all gone dark. So confused.
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I hand built a few of them and then other things have taken priority. I am going to check on doing an actual production run in Sweden as I don't really have time to build more of them and doing them from donor shocks is quite a bit more expensive than if I have them built in the factory. If this comes to fruition it will likely be a one time deal.
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