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    Ohlins Forks

    First ever post.

    Bought me a Triumph S3 2008.

    I'd love to pimp it out a bit.

    I've searched all over these forums looking for some part numbers for Ohlins suspension.

    I've figured out that the rears Ohlins should probably be the TR807.

    I can not for the life of me find a descriptor for which Ohlin forks would be the best fit and what other bits and pieces I'm going to need to make them work.

    Please help a noob out.

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    Öhlins does not make direct drop-in replacement forks for your VIN.

    Öhlins USA can build complete NIX30 internals into your stock outers. See here for parts list that goes into their kit:
    Öhlins NIX30mm cartridges in OEM 1050 forks - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums

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    Give Traxxion AK-20's a look
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    Penske 8987 or 8983 for the rear and have traxxion work the front with a revalve or drop the extra coin on ak20s

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    I have AK-20's up front and a Penske 8987 out back. Other than the accent LED lighting I put all over the bike, its the best money I have spent.
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    I've also heard really good things about K-Tech from the Triumph race team. You might want to look into that brand also.
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    Thanks for all the input guys.

    The thing is I kind of have my heart set on the Ohlins, not only because they're great gear but because I love the look of those gold forks.

    Let's say I'm going to try and rework some Ohlin forks to fit the S3. Which Ohlins forks do I get and which bits and pieces will I need to make them work?

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    #1 Hayabusa Öhlins are the only ones with the correct 55 bottom yoke tube diameter.
    Then you need replacement brake calipers, custom axle, possibly brake disc spacers. And need to shim top yoke by 1mm as Hayabusa is 50mm, but your yoke is 52mm.

    #2 Or if you want to use the calipers you have, you need to have Öhlins shop change the Öhlins fork bottoms to items with 100mm caliper bolt spacing, but the Öhlins fork bottoms are $500+ a piece.

    #3 Of course by having one off triple clamps machined, you can fit any Öhlins fork. Most Ducatis have correct claiper bolt spacing.

    Any of the above combos will be in the $2500+ range.

    I would suggest to forget the lust for gold and rebuild internals of your choice into stock outers. Or use the resale value of your bike + $2500 toward 2011 Speed Triple R that has the Öhlins forks from factory.

    Re-anodizing fork tubes to gold (or orange, or whatever you prefer) costs well under $50 in these parts of the world. If the color is all you want, with no improved performance.
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    have the internals done, my are currently on there way to race tech, and have them anodize them gold, and buy a ohlins sticker, better forks, less than half the price and $5 sticker, if you can sleep at night knowing your bling is better than the original ohlins. or go really cheep and just buy a gold spray can
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