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post #11 of 88 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 12:19 PM
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How much did you pay? It doesn't offer me a dealer in Croatia so i can not ask?

Where to buy just bracket kit without damper? On desing corse I found just kits.
For the non MV version my cost was $585 Canadian plus 13% tax. But, that was a special price for me a couple of years ago. I actually ordered it through my Ducati dealer.
Croatia is just across the Adriatic from Italy. I'd think you'd be able to find a dealer that would ship to you. If not in Italy then another country. There's a dealer in Tulsa, Bosnia-Herzegovinian if that helps.

And yes, Design Corse sell bracket kits. I'm not sure what other company may sell just the bracket.

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I maybe throwing a cat amongst the pigeons here but isn't it better to spend money on upgraded fork internals?

Excluding the bling gear on Design Corse website, fork internals can be replaced for similar money to a damper. OK you do have to remove the forks and send them off unless you live nearby and theres obviously the fitting of them to take into account. Also if you sell the bike its far easier to take off a damper and sell it on to get a return on your outlay than it is stripping out the forks and returning to stock, but besides all that, from a pure performance view which is better?

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i think fork internals would improve front end but race teams etc have best forks available but still use dampers so i think 2 different problems with two solutions
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Ok let me phrase it differently, is it better to spend money addressing stock suspension or on add-on's to mask them?

The reason behind my question is my Brutale is the first bike I've had the suspension professionally adjusted. As stock it was truly scary, the media said it needed a damper and many customers went straight out and did that. But after 30mins with a screwdriver the worst of the stability issues were dialled out and the guy who did it for me said it could be even better but the limits of the cheap internals prevented that?

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How much did you pay? It doesn't offer me a dealer in Croatia so i can not ask?

Where to buy just bracket kit without damper? On desing corse I found just kits.
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Ok let me phrase it differently, is it better to spend money addressing stock suspension or on add-on's to mask them?

The reason behind my question is my Brutale is the first bike I've had the suspension professionally adjusted. As stock it was truly scary, the media said it needed a damper and many customers went straight out and did that. But after 30mins with a screwdriver the worst of the stability issues were dialled out and the guy who did it for me said it could be even better but the limits of the cheap internals prevented that?
FWIW MV Agusta forks are pretty good to start with, its only the valving that really needs sorting out. Only some kind a 'superhero' could in reality get any appreciable advantage of different fork internals.
I can 100% recommend K-Tech. JDS and me had them sort some F4 forks for us a few years ago, the difference is quite noticeable as the valves/adjusters actually work after they have re-cut the needles.
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FWIW MV Agusta forks are pretty good to start with, its only the valving that really needs sorting out. Only some kind a 'superhero' could in reality get any appreciable advantage of different fork internals.

I can 100% recommend K-Tech. JDS and me had them sort some F4 forks for us a few years ago, the difference is quite noticeable as the valves/adjusters actually work after they have re-cut the needles.

I might look into that then, the rebound valve/needle on the Brutale is next to useless, only the last half turn actually makes any difference to the damping!

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I might look into that then, the rebound valve/needle on the Brutale is next to useless, only the last half turn actually makes any difference to the damping!
The needles are left blunt on purpose, its stops folk pissing about with the forks and through human error making the bike dangerous to ride if the settings are vastly different on each fork leg.

In all reality its 100% true what you say, the actual adjusters do next to sod-all.
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The needles are left blunt on purpose, its stops folk pissing about with the forks and through human error making the bike dangerous to ride if the settings are vastly different on each fork leg.



In all reality its 100% true what you say, the actual adjusters do next to sod-all.

The guy that did mine actually said the rear shock wasn't a bad unit for a stock item, a good range of adjustment that actually made a noticeable difference from one extreme to the other. On the forks of the 800 Brutale they don't have both compression and rebound in each leg. The left does the comp the right does the rebound.

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ill post pics of our set up. We have a CNC bracket under key on the fairing stay, then run a rod damper like Ohlins 68mm or K-Tech 65mm over to left fork with fork clamp. Simple out of the way and works fantastic.
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