Voiding a New Bike Warranty


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BKTLST
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Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby BKTLST » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:46 pm



Will upgrading the stock suspension with Traxxion Dynamics springs/shocks, void the Mfgr warranty on my 2015 GW?



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Re: Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby themainviking » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:22 am

It may void the suspension warranty, but as it is improving it so that it will NOT be a problem, I wouldn't worry about it. It should not bother the rest of your warranty.
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Re: Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby Rednaxs60 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:26 pm

Shouldn't void the warranty except for the suspension as themainviking says; however, in my research have not read that the suspension fails if ever. When Traxxion suspension is installed, the anti-dive system is still installed but no longer in play. You will also find that the bike sits higher - about an inch, and will be extremely smooth on the corners.

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Re: Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby BKTLST » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:51 pm

Thanks Rednaxs60 for the response. Am looking to "strengthen" the stock suspension and smooth the ride a bit. I'm no lightweight and with both my fiancé and I riding 2-up, the stock suspension is pretty-much "used up"!

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Re: Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby Rednaxs60 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:52 pm

You won't be disappointed in the upgrade. Lots of info on the net regarding pros and cons for this type of upgrade, but in my opinion, there has been a large aftermarket industry built around the suspension issue addressing the symptoms instead of the problem. If you are a larger lad and are riding two up, ask if there are different rear shock spring rates/stiffness.

Went back and looked at the Traxxion upgrade for my '08. List is:

AK-20 Axxion Cartridge
All Balls Steering Bearings (you will be quite surprised what Honda used for steering bearings)
Traxxion billet triple clamp
Fork seal kit
Fork bushings
Traxxion rear shock w/hydraulic steel braided line (includes shock, spring, revalve, bleeding adjuster, and recharge)

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Re: Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby BKTLST » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:43 pm

You're awesome sir! NOW, if ONLY I can locate a local shop (Fresno, Ca) area, that can install these items......

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Re: Voiding a New Bike Warranty

Postby raven41951 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:29 pm

Chek traxxion web site. They have a certified dealer locator.




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