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Offline Fpalbrecht

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New Penske 8987 & Traxxion springs with Penske valves
« on: June 17, 2017, 01:21:20 pm »
Just got my 2016 non ES back from Trackside Suspension & Engineering(TSE). http://www.tracksidesuspension.com
What a great experience. If you're in Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois and want a full service suspension shop, I can recommend TSE.
This was their first Tenere. I drove down and talked with them and after that meeting they recommended the Penske 8987 rear(900#) and Penske  valves with Traxxion springs up front(.975 kg). I'm about 210lbs without gear. I really could tell the stock rear was very under sprung especially when loaded with gear. Max preload and still the geometry of the bike was front high. That's why I wanted the upgrade. What I wasn't expecting was how much improvement I would get unloaded. I'm blown away! The bike is so much faster in turns now. A lot of the little stuff I don't feel anymore. Haven't loaded it up or been off road yet. I'm lucky enough, with this bike, be able to do things the way I want. I have several bikes(tools) and wasn't out to make this a sport bike. But am very impressed with how it handles now in the turns. If anyone is thinking about changing the suspension. I'm 150% satisfied. Before even getting off-road or loaded. I'm planning a camping trip and some off road woods riding in a few weeks and will report back after that.

Offline magic

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Re: New Penske 8987 & Traxxion springs with Penske valves
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 01:49:57 pm »
Thanks for report. That's maybe 150 miles away for me, not bad. I have to ask a couple questions. Did you have to leave the bike or did you just take the forks in? Also, how much for shock? and how much for the fork work? Thanks

Offline Fpalbrecht

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Re: New Penske 8987 & Traxxion springs with Penske valves
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 03:33:23 pm »
They gave me the option to do either. I gave them the bike. They called about 48hrs later. For servicing I will take them the parts. It was about $2200 for both. A little less than have for the front a little more for the rear. There are a few options front and rear. That's where having a suspension shop is nice. You ask questions, they ask questions. They are always there to help/service what they do. You might be able to do things cheaper on your own but this time I wanted the full service treatment. I live in Lake Mills if you want to see it in person.

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Re: New Penske 8987 & Traxxion springs with Penske valves
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 08:19:43 pm »
Thanks for the info. It's good to know that we have a shop like this nearby.

Offline blitz11

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Re: New Penske 8987 & Traxxion springs with Penske valves
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 09:53:11 am »
I was in Minneapolis at the time, and Trackside took care of me, too. Penske Shock, Traxxion compression valving, and sonic springs.  Had to go with Racetech rebound valving, but that worked out great.  Transformed the bike.

 

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