A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

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A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by SkuTorr » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:25 pm

How about a multi-link rear shock setup, like many motorcycles use? Sounds good, having an increasing resistance with movement of a linear shock? That's what the new 2017 Tmax has; guess where they got the idea?

From the fine folks at Zeus Lightning in Taiwan. Here is their 2015 prototype for the Tmax 530:
tmax530 prototype.jpg
...and the finished product with an Ohlins shock:
Shock and Linkage Kit.jpg
...and installed on a Tmax:
Installed.jpg
This is them:
2009 Tmax with OODLES of upgrades!
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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by MrGrumpy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:14 am

Gosh that looks expensive!!

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by 2wheelover51 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:45 am

It looks expensive now but after a few months of UK winter salt and grime it would look much more affordable! :D
I'll stick to the standard shrouded item. Much more suited to our climate and I can save the (let's guess) £4-£500 in case I have to buy something I really need . ..
But thanks Sku-Tor! :kiss:

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by MrGrumpy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:23 am

2wheelover51 wrote: I can save the (let's guess) £4-£500 in case I have to buy something I really need . ..
Bet its twice that!! So that's another £500 you've saved!

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by XMax400Paul » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:39 am

Don't they just use a variable rate spring in the original shock?
Get rid of a few bearings or pins and bushes that can rust, wear and seize...

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by 2wheelover51 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:30 pm

From what I understand the standard shock is oleopneumatic (the spring is air, with the usual oil damping)
(Don't think that spellings right though!) :) But I could be wrong... :?

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by Ferret » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:39 am

Looks great and will easily cost £1000 notes great for track days etc .Its a shame to hide such a pretty thing under a bike . With regards to shock costs you can get a wilbers built to your weight and usage for £400 notes or a shock factory unit built to your weight and usage plus it has full adjustability for £350 ish ( uses ohlins springs ) and many more out there . if your after plush with no springs ect there's quite a few four ales style shocks available now for around £500 ,my m8 has them on his bmw very nice indeed and very easy to adjust if needed . Cheers Skutorr a nice find

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by Meldrew » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:08 am

Ferret wrote:if your after plush with no springs ect there's quite a few four ales style shocks available now for around £500
'four ales’? icon_beer.gif icon_beer.gif icon_beer.gif icon_beer.gif icon_scratch.gif Ah... you meant the French manufacturer Fournales. :)

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Re: A NEW Upgrade for your Tmax!!

Post by 2wheelover51 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:38 am

Thanks for enlightening us Meldrew. I was beginning to wonder about that myself. :)

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Post by kishan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:42 pm

looks stunning bet it costs an arm and a leg.
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