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Just curious if anyone has ran the k-tech suspension in their bikes and what their thoughts are.

I need to do something different with the 1198, as it is just too stiff for me. The shop I'm working at is a K-tech dealer. I know Ohlins makes good stuff, but hearing the K-tech spiel got me interested, just figured I'd ask if anyone has used them first hand and how they liked them.
 

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I believe the Kawi WSBK team run K-Tech as do a few other front running WSBK teams. I haven't run any myself but I've installed some on a few customers bikes and it's top quality stuff. A few of the local racers here run it and they swear by it now over their previous choice of Ohlins.
 

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I think the important thing is that you have someone who knows their products and can work on it. Same would go for any brand of suspension. Would you have support at the track from a K tech specialist or would there only be a Ohlins tuner at your track days?
 

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It's more important to have them setup right than what brand you use IMO. I switched to Ohlins at the beginning of this year and I honestly can't say that I've noticed much difference. The shock appears to be better, but I didn't notice any difference in the forks.

If all you want is to make the bike softer for you, then you are probably just too light for the springs and you just need to swap out the springs with softer ones. Easy and much cheaper than getting new suspension. I may even have some softer springs for the front that might work better for you. Don't have anything for the rear though.
 

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my forks are re valved nitride coated and set up by k tech and I find them fantastic.more feel than the ohlins on my 1098s.



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Just curious if anyone has ran the k-tech suspension in their bikes and what their thoughts are.

I need to do something different with the 1198, as it is just too stiff for me. The shop I'm working at is a K-tech dealer. I know Ohlins makes good stuff, but hearing the K-tech spiel got me interested, just figured I'd ask if anyone has used them first hand and how they liked them.
It's good stuff, I rode a friends bike with it and we are close to the same weight, I could haved played with comp. rebound a little but it felt good about the same as my ohlins. You probably need lighter springs, your bike stock is pretty stiff.
 

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I thought about going k-tech but i got a killer deal on Ohlins 30mm cartridges without springs. I just needed to pick up springs for my weight and did the install myself. The Ohlins cartridges and rear shock were slightly cheaper than the k-tech alternatives so I went with the 30mm cartridge, ttx rear shock setup with springs to match weight. The k-tech parts did seem to be very high quality though. In the end it was price and the wealth of information on Ohlins setup on this forum that won me over.
 

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tech support is an important thing to consider, I have received excellent service from ohlins, no experience with K tech.
 

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Hello All! K-Tech Suspension USA is in its 6th year with distribution in North America. We have steadily expanded distribution through both certified Service centers and dealers all across the States and Canada. We currently run a service vehicle and staff at all rounds of the Moto America Series servicing many top competitors. Many of our service centers and dealers are also active at various track day and regional club events. We are quite proud of our current partners and product line. K-Tech's most recent track success have included 18 of 21 possible podium positions being taken at this years Isle of Man and similarly dominating the British Superbike Series by racers on K-Tech Suspension.
 

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Hello All! K-Tech Suspension USA is in its 6th year with distribution in North America. We have steadily expanded distribution through both certified Service centers and dealers all across the States and Canada. We currently run a service vehicle and staff at all rounds of the Moto America Series servicing many top competitors. Many of our service centers and dealers are also active at various track day and regional club events. We are quite proud of our current partners and product line. K-Tech's most recent track success have included 18 of 21 possible podium positions being taken at this years Isle of Man and similarly dominating the British Superbike Series by racers on K-Tech Suspension.
Excuse my ignorance, but where is K-Tech headquartered at? Are you guys in the UK?
 

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come on Rub I know you've heard of google :stickpoke

Contact | ktech
I like to make conversation! If we all used google for everything, there would be no reason for communication between people...of any form! :eek:
 
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Why is it that all the cool companies in the motorcycle/motorsports industry are in Europe or Japan?? How am I supposed to find a job in that industry here? :eek:
 
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Why is it that all the cool companies in the motorcycle/motorsports industry are in Europe or Japan?? How am I supposed to find a job in that industry here? :eek:


You never heard of Yoshimura. Um the part in California, not Japan
 

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tech support is an important thing to consider, I have received excellent service from ohlins, no experience with K tech.
Agreed.. can't beat Ohlins level of service and support
 

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You never heard of Yoshimura. Um the part in California, not Japan
Believe me, I look at their careers site about once a month or so...likewise with Graves. They never seem to need engineers.

Which surprises me for Yoshimura, considering it's called Yoshimura RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT!!! :ahhh:
 

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I had k-tech re-valve/re-spring both my 916 (1198 Ohlins) and Monster (916 Showa) forks with their piston/valve kits.

Both perform much better than stock, I also get K-tech to do all my fork/shock servicing and have always received first-class service - highly recommended.

It does help that they are only 20-odd miles from me so I can take my parts there in person.
 
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