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If so, what do you think?  
Which shock did you get? (R1, R2, or R3?)
How heavy are you?  I ask this because I'm about 270 with no gear.  Biggest these come in are 250lb setups.
Finally, did you upgrade the front shocks along with the Nitron?
 
 

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if you don't balance both ends you will not be happy with the results and especially at your weight. You can put any of the common springs on a Nitron so I would question your source of info. The R2 is probably as high a price/feature you'd want to go. You can get feature parity from K-Tech, Ohlins, and Penske for same or less money. Is Nitron well supported where you are?

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if you don't balance both ends you will not be happy with the results and especially at your weight. You can put any of the common springs on a Nitron so I would question your source of info. The R2 is probably as high a price/feature you'd want to go. You can get feature parity from K-Tech, Ohlins, and Penske for same or less money. Is Nitron well supported where you are?
I figured that both ends should be done, but this is my first foray into aftermarket shocks.  The weight specs come from what you can order on Revzilla, so I was going by that.  As for being supported, I've seen lots of info on the boards about Ohlins, but nothing about Nitron, so I was just wondering.

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Nitron shocks are built in UK and take (sometimes a good) while to show up State-side. There is a decent service network in USA but say you have a local (ride up) service center for Ohlins or Penske vs having to send the Nitron thru the post. That's what I was referring to. In some countries non-Ohlins techs are few and far between.
 
I can get you a modest (compared to what I can do on other brands) discount on Nitron and if you want him to, one of my sources can adjust the valving to suit your desires. Just ask @xlxr  about his customized Ohlins.

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I weigh 270 lbs in gear, an additional 10 lbs in a small gear bag. I went with Ohlins 535 shock and fork inserts. Shock spring is 625 lb, brain fart, I can't remember the brand of spring. Some guys go with 700 lb spring, but I never ride two up or saddle bags, or loaded up for multiple day rides. Fork springs are 1 kg. Shock and compression leg of the forks were revalved by Norwest suspension. You MUST do forks and shocks at the same time. I tried Race Tech first, not even close. But I do not have any experience with Nitron shocks.

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Thanks everyone, this is great info.  I've never had a suspension upgrade done on any of my bikes in the 25+ years I've been riding, so this is new to me and I'm still research all my options.  I'll take a look at the Ohlins like everyone has said.  

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oh speaking of, I do happen to have a new one sitting on my shelf due to a cancellation earlier this spring.

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I've never had a suspension upgrade done on any of my bikes in the 25+ years I've been riding, so this is new to me and I'm still research all my options.
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oh speaking of, I do happen to have a new one sitting on my shelf due to a cancellation earlier this spring.
Do you still have this shock? Which model and how much spring?
 

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It's an NTR1 with a 550lb/in (95N/mm) spring in Titanium *color* for a <170lb rider. I can get different spring rates but they won't necessarily be their trademark blue or dark gray, but rather dark red or yellow.
 
Love the Gen1 'priller @vex.

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I got the R2 with 550lb spring, I'm ~260 with gear (keep preload at about 20-25 clicks). Didn't do the front springs I just have the preload cranked all the way in. So far very much liking the shock and have not bottomed out the front even on aggressive braking (got a bit over 1 inch left away from bottom).
As mentioned it was a huge improvement switching from the OEM shock.

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Got the R2 with remote preload, but only because it was s/hand (a few months old and rider was exactly the same weight). and just a tad more than a new R1. I do think the R1 is plenty good enough if your just using it on the road.. As an aside, I'm in uk, and Nitron were sooo helpful, considering I told them I wasn't the original purchaser. Top guys, and shock was just great on their stock settings.
 
 
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before swapping to ohlins ya535 (S46HR1C1S), I was running a nitron NTR-R3. one of the very best shocks, I had ordered it without the preload adjuster. the c-spanner that comes oem is pain in the ass to use it. the difference to the ntr2 is the fast-low compression (3-way independent) damping, which is a nice feature,a bit of an overkill imho, for the majority of the riders that own an fj-09 (tracer900).
 
the build quality is outstanding, the local dealer is not though. i have asked a specific spring for my weight, he brought me a softer spring (575 lbs), i sent an email to nitron uk saying several stuff about my weight and needs that i have explained to the dealer and they sent me a 600 lbs without charge and they would inform the dealer not to charge any labor for the swap.
 
anyway, the only negative i found is that nitron should produce all 3 models (ntr1-2-3) as a 46 piston diameter shock, with a 16 mm rod like other major brands (ktech, ohlins etc)... instead they produce it as 14mm rod piston shaft 40mm piston diameter...they have a 16-46 combo shock, the NTR-Race Pro Shock (46mm piston design and 16mm piston rod) but its a special order and not the official product for fz-09 / fj-09. its not bad and i think no one will notice a difference for every day usage or occasional track day.
 
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last but not least, as previous member stated, you have to fix both ends, front also, there are a lot of choices here, either by fixing the oem part or with an aftermarket cartridge (andreanni kit, K-TECH IDS20, old OHLINS FGK237 is discontinued nowadays, there is the cheaper and newer OHLINS FKS504, bitubo ech229, nitron TVT 25mm cartridges, MUPO etc). i have installed the FGK237 and the bike's handling is extraordinary!
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On 11/21/2018 at 2:44 AM, kemmotar said:

before swapping to ohlins ya535 (S46HR1C1S), I was running a nitron NTR-R3.
 

You still around @kemmotar? I'm curious why you swapped from the NTR-R3 to the YA535?  Looking at a YA-535 or R2 so would love your input as I am unable to find any true comparison between the two shocks.


'15 FJ-09 w/ lots of extras...

Fayetteville, GA, USA

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Anyone else have any input on a comparison or opinion of these two shocks?


'15 FJ-09 w/ lots of extras...

Fayetteville, GA, USA

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