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K-Tech Razor-R Lite or something else?

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babisstinson
Hi everyone,
 
 
 
I am thinking of upgrading the suspension of my MT-07 and the K-Tech Razor-R Lite at only 430 euros, price includes installation, sounds like a great deal.
 
I ride daily commuting to work and on weekends I enjoy riding a bit faster on corner roads outside the city.
I rarely have a passenger with me (almost never), so the hydraulic preload seems useless to me.  
A couple of questions if you have the time:
 
 
 
1) Has anyone got the K-Tech Razor-R Lite in his bike? Any reviews perhaps?
 
 
2) Do you think that the K-Tech Razor-R Lite will be enough for my riding needs, or the Razor-R is the way to see any real difference? I am on stock suspension and the bike it is 2 years old.
 
3) I am thinking of pairing it with K-Tech's springs + other fork oil for starters, or wait to have enough money to get the Bitubo JBH cartridges, or the K-Tech DDS ones.
 
Do you believe it will be a good combo with just the springs, or I won't see any difference and should wait to go straight for the cartridges?
 
4) @pattonme: You mentioned in the original post of your Thread :  "In response to customer feedback and internal product improvement efforts, K-Tech has upgraded the preload rings to the ones pictured below and also now includes 2 adjustment spanners."
I cannot see any photos, can you re-upload them perhaps? What should we expect to see?
I was a bit concerned with what I read in another forum, regarding the maxed out preload adjustment.. I guess I shouldn't be worried?
 
5) Is there any other better budget option really? The closest one is the Bitubo XZE11, which I can find at 540 euros installed. The Ohlins is 600 euros installed, and the Nitron 580.
 
6) If I get the K-Tech Razor-R Lite could I later install the external reservoir and upgrade it in a K-Tech Razor-R?
 
Thank you for your time.
Babis

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babisstinson
Any comments on this?
Thanks!

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crsnhppr
Based on what you said as far as your riding style , without any knowledge on those shocks you mentioned. I can say with a fair bit of certainty that ANY aftermarket shock in your price range (Ktech lite, or the Bitubo) will definitely increase the stability and driveablity of your bike.

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crsnhppr
If get new springs for your weight whenever you do the rear shock tho, you may find that's all your bike needed.

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surferboy
Hi Babisstinson, i was wondering where you have found the K-Tech for €430? Cheapest i can find 'm in Europe is €420 delivered without installing!
 
 

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babisstinson
@surferboy Installation doesn't cost much (probably free..), so the 420 euros is a really good price. Servicing the front forks and changing springs/cartridges, that is time-consuming and therefore costly.
 
@pattonme Any Thoughts?
 
If you have any comments/thoughts they are most welcome. Thanks!
 

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daviziko
Hi Babisstinson, i was wondering where you have found the K-Tech for €430? Cheapest i can find 'm in Europe is €420 delivered without installing! 

Where did you found it for 420 Euros delivered?

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daviziko
@surferboy Installation doesn't cost much (probably free..), so the 420 euros is a really good price. Servicing the front forks and changing springs/cartridges, that is time-consuming and therefore costly. 
@pattonme Any Thoughts?
 
If you have any comments/thoughts they are most welcome. Thanks!

I ask the same as surferboy, where did you get it for 430 Euros? Send a private message if you don't want to publicly say it :)

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surferboy
Hi @daviziko , i found it at omnia racing for €416 ex shipping!
 

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daviziko
Hi @daviziko , i found it at omnia racing for €416 ex shipping!
 
 
Thx mate

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pattonme
Fixed a couple of the photo links. (apparently Dropbox changed and broke all previous URLs!) The Street/Lite will be quite sufficient for commuting. The kerfuffle over on the fj09 board was due to an improperly built shock. 
 

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babisstinson
Fixed a couple of the photo links. (apparently Dropbox changed and broke all previous URLs!) The Street/Lite will be quite sufficient for commuting. The kerfuffle over on the fj09 board was due to an improperly built shock. 
Hi pattonme, thank you for your reply. In case I get the Lite, would it be possible later to get the external reservoir, rebuild the shock and add compression adjustment as well?

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pattonme
You could do that I guess. But you'd have to send it in to be re-manufactured. I doubt they'd actually recycle your shock. You're better off selling the Lite and buying the full flavor edition. If you're keeping the bike for 3 years, just stump for the higher spec model to begin with, if that's where your interests lie.

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babisstinson
Thank you pattonme and everyone else, I ordered today the Razor Lite. I will post a review when i will install and put some miles on!
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stickshift
I will post a review when i will install and put some miles on!
I'm really interested to hear your thoughts on the Lite. I like that it has adjustable ride height. 

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