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Cal 1400 Suspension Thread

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by GTM®, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Meldrew

    Meldrew Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Although I did like the shrouded look of the originals it was a case of function over form for me. Can fault the shock factory units for looks or capabilities.
     

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    Tonyblaze Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Getting mine in the mail next week. Can't wait.
     
  3. edgeman55

    edgeman55 Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Tony did you get your shocks yet and if so are you happy with them.I ordered mine around 5 weeks ago and really can't wait to get them as these stock rear shocks are pounding my back on the smallest of bumps in the road.I am at the point that I don't even want to ride until I can change them out.
     
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    edgeman55 Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Just got notification that my shocks will be here Friday.Can't wait to feel the new ride!
     
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    roadventure GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    So they WERE on the Ever Given! :D
     
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    roadventure GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Why did you feel compelled to replace the stock units?
     
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  7. Moto-Uno

    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    ^ To put it politely they're F**king awful ! Unless of course your roads are always smooth as a babies butt . Peter
     
  8. Meldrew

    Meldrew Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yup have to agree. In the UK where we have numerous roundabouts and winding country roads they were an accident waiting to happen, glad to get rid.
     
  9. JRH

    JRH Just got it firing!

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    I see many of you are happy with the GTM 2WS Twin Shocks and I plan on ordering them. I am wondering if anyone has installed the Matris Fork Kit? I have not seen any reviews. I am on a bit of a budget, otherwise would go with the more expensive option. Just wondering if I should save up, or if the Fork Kit makes a decent difference.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Rickhinnz

    Rickhinnz Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I have both. Great value for money. Especially when you factor in currency conversion and freight for a distant island.

    Front end now follows ripples and appears easier to turn in. But that could just be me.

    Rear definitely better than stock and doesn’t bottom out.

    Best of all you get them matched to your weight and riding style
     
  11. JRH

    JRH Just got it firing!

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    Thanks! Did you need the special tools (020951Y Stanchion support, 020888Y Pliers for pre-fill pipe) or were you able to accomplish this without. What fork oil did you use, or did you just use reccomended) - Also I don't see the quantity or measurement in the service station manual.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  12. Rickhinnz

    Rickhinnz Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Oil is included in the fork kit.

    Unfortunately I cant find my instruction guide so cant tell you how much is required.

    I did need a tool to hold down the tube (020888Y) but you can get something similar on eBay for a fraction of the price.
    Without it it is a pain to get your spanner in to loosen the nut.
     

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