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Suspension upgrades question
« on: October 10, 2015, 04:50:46 pm »
I used Google and came up empty, are there any aftermarket choices for heavier spring rates or for upgrading the Trophy suspension?

I am currently riding a Wing with a heavily modified Traxxion suspension, so a suspension finely tuned for me and my wife is important as we push the bike to its limits through the curves.



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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 05:37:16 pm »
Other than a "lower kit", I'm not sure why anyone would want to modify the suspension of a TTSE.  A non-SE maybe, because the base model (never sold in the U.S.) does not have the electronically adjustable suspension.  It is called the "TES" (Triumph Electronic Suspension) system.  It can be set to one of three possible adjustments via electronic control settings built in to the LCD . . . COMFORT, NORMAL, and SPORT.   There are also three settings related to the laden weight of the bike . . . Solo Rider, Solo Rider Plus Luggage, and Two Up. 

Unfortunately, TES is not "dynamically" (self-)adjustable depending on road harshness conditions.
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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 08:00:38 pm »
Very similar in operation to the BMW ESA, but now they also offer dynamic on most of the large bikes that is very similar to the system first offered on the S1000RR HP sport bike.  In addition to ESA they also offer ride modes of "Rain, Road, and Dynamic" that all alter Traction control, ABS threshold, and Throttle response.
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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 09:34:29 pm »
Thanks for the replies, a little disappointed that no aftermarket options are available.
I understand the different modes control preload and dampening but if a spring isnt heavy enough with a fully loaded down bike and a passenger ground clearance will suffer when pushing a bike to its limits. A one size spring cant fit everyones needs.

The new ESA Beemers can get different spring rates on their stuff, I know Wilbers can do it.

Not trying to argue guys just seeing whats available.

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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 11:08:31 pm »
I'm not aware of any "off the shelf" suspension kits but if you take the bike to a suspension specialist and tell them the relevant weights (you, your wife and your luggage), they will be able to calculate the correct spring details, order the appropriate springs (front and rear) and fit them for you.  The damping on the TTSE is provided by WP so, while a specialist would probably be able to tweak it, they are unlikely to need to replace it.

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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 12:13:31 am »
Hey OhioWinger, welcome and if you don't mind, what would be the combined weight of you and your wife + the stuff you carry on the bike. We have some fairly large people on the list and they should be able to tell you how the bike handles their weight if comparable. Otherwise as PaulG says there are always options depending on where you are.

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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 04:49:45 pm »
If it is absolutely necessary there should be someone who sells aftermarket springs for Works Performance suspensions that can help.  From reading posts on some other forums some of the suspension manufacturers can be very helpful if needed.  It may just take a little patience and e-mail or "on hold" time.
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Re: Suspension upgrades question
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 06:08:18 pm »
Just so we are clear.

http://www.worksperformance.com/
versus
http://www.wp-group.com/en/home/

Unless I'm mistaken, there is a difference. Works Performance vs White Power

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