Traxxion shock kits AK-20


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Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby Sally » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:17 pm



Has anyone had these installed ? and do you like them ? A little pricey. I want to do this over the winter.. Sally



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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby thrasherg » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:11 pm

I am not sure what the AK20 kit is? I have the traxxion rear shock (Absolutely love it) and the traxxion fork springs and fork brace up front with the anti-dive disconnected.. The Traxxion stuff does make the bike sit about an inch higher, so if you are short legged you might not like it, but it makes the bike handle much better and is far more comfortable over rough roads. I would not hesitate to recommend it, if you can live with the bike being an inch or so higher than stock..

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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby Sally » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:23 am

Thanks for your input.. an inch higher would be great for me anyways.. Big guy 6'2" 280.. Thanks Sally

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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby Ghostman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:38 am

If you put in their springs or Progressive springs you'll get an inch in height added. There seems to be a lot of good things said also about the Progressive Monotubes. Ive a friend with the AK20 setup and I dont know if its worth that amount of money unless you plan on hitting the Dragon a lot. I have Traxxion springs in mine and just the spring change made a height and handling difference.. The springs work great for me and Im only a few pounds lighter than you,but I have the same height issues.

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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby thrasherg » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:16 pm

I too am 6'2" but only weigh 170lbs!! I agree that the full shock and forks is very expensive, I have tried the standard wing shock with the traxxion spring and the results where very similar to the full traxxion setup, the traxxion shock gives a slightly more plush ride, but for the money I am not sure it's worth it. Certainly if money is a little tight, I would strongly recomend the traxxion springs front and rear and the fork brace. That combination makes a big improvement.. You might want to send your rear shock to traxxion and have them fit the rear spring as it's quite a challenge to do it yourself unless you have a real spring compressor!!
You will not regret either solution (full traxxion monty, or just spring changes).

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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby Sally » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:16 pm

Thanks everyone I may just opt for the spring yeah money tight I have two in college. If you know what I mean. I will look up the progessive set up.. Sally

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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby ftartagl » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:44 am

I'm 6'2" 260, just did the full Monty done in August, no regrets, best thing I have done to date. Had the choice to do just forks but I really thought to experience to true experience I should go all the way. They offer a 12 finance program if that helps with your decision. Good Luck
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Re: Traxxion shock kits AK-20

Postby themainviking » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:01 pm

I have done the front with progressives, a fork brace and disabled the anti dive. I have a friend who has done the progressive mono shock modification with a fork brace and the anti dive disabled. I love my setup - he is still undecided, but says the control is excellent.

I have the progressive rear spring and the tool to change it sitting here, and a traxxion preload tube to put on when I get a round to it. However, I am perfectly happy with my rear suspension to date, so am holding off. As I am shorter and lighter than some of you big dudes, I do not want another inch of suspension in the rear, and also, my preload works as it was intended, still. When and if that changes, I will do this job.


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