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Ideal setup for my bike...

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    the phear hohum's Avatar
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    Everett, MA

    Ideal setup for my bike...

    OK, before I go away to law school and become a broke student again, I want to make to setup my bike with the "ideal" suspension for my needs (twisties + track days).

    This winter seems like the perfect time to do that, so what would the recommendation be? I'll likely bring the bike to GMD to have the work done, so any ideas on cost are also helpful since I'll need a few months to stash enough cash.

    Thinking Penske/Ohlins type quality for both front and back... I'm a big guy (250lbs) so the stock setup is definitely not ideal.


    Oh yeah, the bike is a 2000 Triumph TT600

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    Fork oil in my veins.... gmdboston's Avatar
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    Bellingham, MA

    Ideal setup for my bike...

    Forks Retail $550, NESR price $495, shock retail $775, NESR price $697.50, labor to R&R forks, if you can't/don't want to do it your self, retail $125, NESR price $112.50. This month is best because in November I'm having my thumb fixed and will be out of action for a while.

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