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ELKA shocks for 919

Just throwing it out there:
How many of you will be interested in ELKA developing their shock for 919?

I spoke with them and they are interested if we can find at least 10 people.
The order will take 4-6 weeks at the most and these are the options:

Elka 2 way adjustable w/reg adjustment - $676
Elka 3 way adjustable w/reg adjustment - $756


If you want a Hydraulic preload adjuster, it will cost $80 more.

I am personally more interested in 2 way reg adjustment, just to keep it in the budget category. Add $80 to $756 and it's cheaper to get Ohlins.

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Unfortunately we do not have a shock for the CB900-919 at this time, however we would be very interested in developing one.

In order for us to develop a shock for this application, we must get a minimum order of 10 shocks to do the research and development required. In the past, we have developed new application in coordination with group buys from internet forums. Such models include the Kawasaki Versys, Triumph Tiger 1050, and Honda VFR just to name a few were developed using this method.



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i *may* be. i had an elka on my sv and just didnt think it was that awesome. but for the price for that 2way, id be willing to give elka another chance

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* sound of crickets chirping*

Very few of the guys here are "suspention guys". I figured there'd be a dog fight for my bargain priced, beautiful, used Ohlins, but nooooo.

I'd spend just a bit more and call Mike at Kyle Racing. You'd have your new Ohlins on in about a week. After the first ride, you'd forget all about the price.

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* sound of crickets chirping*

Very few of the guys here are "suspention guys". I figured there'd be a dog fight for my bargain priced, beautiful, used Ohlins, but nooooo.

I'd spend just a bit more and call Mike at Kyle Racing. You'd have your new Ohlins on in about a week. After the first ride, you'd forget all about the price.
you have an ohlins for sale?

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you have an ohlins for sale?
I bought that one from Sniper. Well worth the 600.00!

I'd be interested in the Elka, if I didn't have the Ohlins. But, I'm still hoping RICOR is going to make one for this bike at some point in the future. Still, for anyone to make one, they need more interest than it seems is out there...at least, based upon this one website.

BTW, the Ohlins is FANTASTIC. I was seriously debating on selling my Hornet until I put that shock on it. I hated the stock shock that bad.

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RICOR said they arent making anything for the 919

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just called my local sport bike shop, think im just going to suck it up and get the ohlins. riding weather is coming soon

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RICOR said they arent making anything for the 919
That's correct. Not at this time. With the lack of interest I see in Suspension upgrades for this bike, I couldn't in good conscious advise them that it would be a profitable venture to undertake. We're really missing out on their Inertia Valve Technology, though.

So, the Ohlins is on and it's FANTASTIC. Like a whole new bike. Expansion joints and bumps in the road no longer kick me in the tail. Fast sweepers aren't interrupted by a lurch/kick that tends to make the bike jump laterally. I've never ridden another shock (other than stock) on this bike, so, I can't say how the Ohlins rides compared to the others, but, at least now I can almost keep up with my speeds on a RICOR-equipped SV650 on the same course. The front-end is going to need a bit more help for me to be able to go faster, but, it's fast enough for me now...and so much more comfortable than the SV650. So, I'm satisfied.

Still, I wish we could get that Inertia valve on this bike.....

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just called my local sport bike shop, think im just going to suck it up and get the ohlins. riding weather is coming soon
You won't regret that decision!

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Oh well, I've tried.

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Oh well, I've tried.
lol you get an A for effort

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lol you get an A for effort
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I just have a hard time justifying $1000 shock for $3k 919.
I would definitely consider it for cbr or even fz, but 919. It's like a pearl necklace on a pig. Don't get me wrong, I love my 919 but in twisted kind of way dirty girl, dirty

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Look at it this way for the $756 price tag of the Elka, you can spend a mere 20% more & get the World Championship winning performance of the Ohlins stuff for just $919

Plus the Ohlins shocks are available now!

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HO201 would be like elka 2way: comp, rebound and preload

elks 3 way has hi-speed comp and low speed comp + rebound and preload

so it's actually $675 vs $909 (lowest price HO201 I found) $234 difference.

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Look at it this way for the $756 price tag of the Elka, you can spend a mere 20% more & get the World Championship winning performance of the Ohlins stuff for just $919

Plus the Ohlins shocks are available now!
LDH, I just think World Champ shock deserves World Champ bike

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LDH, I just think World Champ shock deserves World Champ bike

That I agree with 100%

I have been saying for years that it is a point of diminishing returns to do the suspension on a 919 The 919 in general

However as long as the owner goes into the purchase only wanting to improve the overall compliance of the bike and knowing full well that no amount of money is ever going to transform the 919 into a pure R-type sportbike then they will never regret the purchase of the Ohlins bits...

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However as long as the owner goes into the purchase only wanting to improve the overall compliance of the bike and knowing full well that no amount of money is ever going to transform the 919 into a pure R-type sportbike then they will never regret the purchase of the Ohlins bits...
This describes me very well. I'm not a racer, although I can make the bike drift through a corner without soiling my pants. I use mine for an upright Cruiser-type of bike, that can carry luggage when needed. The Ohlins made all the difference for my purposes. Good thing is I can have it rebuilt in the future, if need be.

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This describes me very well. I'm not a racer, although I can make the bike drift through a corner without soiling my pants. I use mine for an upright Cruiser-type of bike, that can carry luggage when needed. The Ohlins made all the difference for my purposes. Good thing is I can have it rebuilt in the future, if need be.
you have the 2 or 3 way ohlins?

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you have the 2 or 3 way ohlins?
I think there is only 2 way for 919: comp and rebound. ho201 model is the only one we got. There is ho322 but you wouldn't want it

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you have the 2 or 3 way ohlins?
I have the HO201. Compression, Rebound, and Pre-load adjustments.

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I never did understand the mentality of "I'm not going to put an Ohlins on my 919 because the Ohlins will not turn the 919 into an RR killer."

The Ohlins won't turn the 919 into an RR killer? No kidding. A 919 vs sportbike is like taking the proverbial knife to a gunfight. That doesn't mean there aren't guys on 919s that can out run some guys on sportbikes. It can happen. I never really thought of the 919 as a sportbike anyhow. To me it was a Funbike. It was made a lot more fun with a compliant suspention. Therefore, worth the $$$. In the end, (the use of) my Ohlins didn't cost me anything. I always took pride in ownership. REAL riders would "ooh" over it.

Mike you owe me $10 off of my next purchase, for the Ohlins ad.

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It was made a lot more fun with a compliant suspention. Therefore, worth the $$$. In the end, (the use of) my Ohlins didn't cost me anything.
that's why you would never sell it and replace with KTM SD. That's some buuullchit

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That I agree with 100%

I have been saying for years that it is a point of diminishing returns to do the suspension on a 919 The 919 in general

However as long as the owner goes into the purchase only wanting to improve the overall compliance of the bike and knowing full well that no amount of money is ever going to transform the 919 into a pure R-type sportbike then they will never regret the purchase of the Ohlins bits...

LDH,

I could not agree more with what you said here. You nailed it. Although in my case, I won't regret the purchase of my Penske. BUT if I was to do it again, I'd have gone with the 3 way. And thanks again for the explanation on the phone a few weeks back re my PCIII question.

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A Showa 3ways from a Ducati 848/1098 will fit as well *hehe*
-just need to get the radiator expansionchamber out of the way

as I wont need it anyway ...
-as my SSSA is on and awaiting a wheel and rubber

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A Showa 3ways from a Ducati 848/1098 will fit as well *hehe*

Well that's just brilliant LOL Let's put an already inferior shock designed for a progressively rising rate linkage onto a bike with no linkage at all

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They just don't get it LDH.

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A Showa 3ways from a Ducati 848/1098 will fit as well *hehe*
-just need to get the radiator expansionchamber out of the way

as I wont need it anyway ...
-as my SSSA is on and awaiting a wheel and rubber

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They are about the same size(Duc is 10mm longer) However, just like LDH said Duc has linkage that changes a lot of things, including stiffness. Just the fact that Duc is about 400 lbs and spring rate is something like 600 lbs (too stiff for 180 lbs rider) should alarm you. Even if you respring it, valving would be too soft to calm 900+lbs spring you need to run for 180lbs rider on 919.

Shock designs can be tricky. Take Sach Duc 696 shock. It's pretty much the same shock as 599 Hornet. No linkage there. However just shock's mounting angle provides some variable rate action, basically makes it progressive.

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I've got one open box HO201 919 shock that I will let go for $900 shipped. The shock is new and in perfect condition, but the box is FUBAR and the instruction manual & stickers are pretty mangled as well.

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For a weekend rider is buying a new shock worth it?

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For a weekend rider is buying a new shock worth it?

Not in my opinion at least not with the 919 anyway...

However, if you have the money to spend, are planning on keeping the bike for awhile, firmly understand that it is never going to offer you true sportbike handling and truly just want a more compliant ride that offers much needed comfort and stability then it is a worthwhile purchase.

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For true Solo weekend riding, I'd say leave the rear as is but do something at the front.
If lots of two up riding, I'd do something at the rear too.
But of course, if you want to Trik It Up a bit, well, you gotta do the rear !
I'm glad I spent the $ I did on mine, front and rear, for lots of two up riding and heavy track day use, but like LDH says, no matter how much you throw at a 919 chassis, it will never be able to perform like the scalpel edged super sports BUT you can get a big improvement.
Ask yourself the hard question, how are you going to use the bike and let that be your guide unless Trik Factor is also part of your decision making.

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Trik Factor is also part of your decision making.
hehe yea I think I have probably neglected to mention that part of the equation. To some people modding the bikes and or tricking them out is a priority regardless of whether they are used to their potential or not and while I detest the notion that anyone would truly be into sportbike ownership solely for that reason I cannot deny that it is an integral part of the ownership experience. I want my bikes to be functional above all else, but having top of the line parts installed does make for enhanced pride factor.

I'm currently testing out a $1200+ Ohlins shock with a Ti spring on a 22 year old VTR250. Granted I didn't pay for it, but still cool to have access to such overkill on a restored streetbike that I will never push anywhere close to its limits or mine.


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I've got one open box HO201 919 shock that I will let go for $900 shipped. The shock is new and in perfect condition, but the box is FUBAR and the instruction manual & stickers are pretty mangled as well.
If I hadn't bought the used one, and knew the difference in ride quality and handling that this shock offers the 919, I'd buy it at 900.00! Well worth every penny.....

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Sorry to hijack the thread here but what do most poeple do to the front shocks?

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Sorry to hijack the thread here but what do most poeple do to the front shocks?
For me, a non-racer that does scrape the pegs a bit, the front wasn't the limiting factor...it was the rear. ANY decent bump kicked the rear too much. Hard in a corner and hit a ripple/rise/bump, and the rear would hop sideways. Simply awful.

I bought a used Ohlins, and it's heavenly in comparison. There was a corner with a bump that I could only go through at about 50 mph, and it was hairy at that speed with the stock shock. Probably not safe to go more than about 40 through that patch. With the Ohlins, I can easily go through it at 75. Someone that knows what they are doing could probably go through it at 95 now. But, it was physically impossible to go much faster than 50 with the stock rear, as the rear would kick and drift about 2-3 feet before getting traction in the rear. I was going to sell the bike if I couldn't get the rear end fixed. SO GLAD I bought the Ohlins.

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I hate to think how much I've got invested in the 919 already and now you've got me lusting after a $900 shock!

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Sorry to hijack the thread here but what do most poeple do to the front shocks?
I don't see a "most" answer doing service to your very good question.
It's really a matter of stages :
1 Do nothing.
2 Make sure front end is straight and both sides squared up and parallel.
2 Set sag and adjust rebound adjustment as best possible.
3 Change fork oil to higher grade, not thicker, better quality.
4 Respring to suit your particulars, 919s being notoriously softly sprung.
5 Modify stock internal compression and rebound valving.
6 Fit aftermarket valves, be they Ohlins, Racetech or Traxxion
7 Fit aftermarket cartridges by Traxxion, one leg has external Compression adjustment, the other has external Rebound adjustment.
8 Graft on an upside down fork off another bike, likely an RC51. (some have put on 600 Honda SS front ends, but there seems to be way more interest in RC51 fronts on 919s than anything else on the basis of what I have seen so far on WT)

My 919 is Stage 6. (Ractechs)

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hehe yea I think I have probably neglected to mention that part of the equation. To some people modding the bikes and or tricking them out is a priority regardless of whether they are used to their potential or not and while I detest the notion that anyone would truly be into sportbike ownership solely for that reason I cannot deny that it is an integral part of the ownership experience. I want my bikes to be functional above all else, but having top of the line parts installed does make for enhanced pride factor.

I'm currently testing out a $1200+ Ohlins shock with a Ti spring on a 22 year old VTR250. Granted I didn't pay for it, but still cool to have access to such overkill on a restored streetbike that I will never push anywhere close to its limits or mine.

Another way to look at is this, that Ohlins unit in the picture IS a work of art. Art is to be appreciated. Art can only be appreciated if it is seen. So, there is a certain level of obligation that rests with those whose greater tendency is to display art, as compared to the pure use of devices and machinery. This would be the Trik Factor !

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