MCT suspension service

MattR

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Having had to cancel my visit to MCT 4 times due to illness, it looks like I’ll eventually actually make it this time. Booked for the beginning of next month. MCT service usually involves re valving and shimming, new springs and re oiling along with seals etc. (At least that’s what he did to my zx14r) It transformed the Zx14r and I’m excited to see what a difference it’ll make to the S10.


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Darren is a top guy and knows his stuff. Am sure it will be Fab.
 

MattR

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I finally got to ring MCT to book a ride in suspension tune and setup only to be told by Darren that he’s stopping doing ride in service. He now only accepts shocks and forks delivered to him and won’t work on bikes! It’s my own fault for cancelling so many times over the past two years due to illness. But it got me thinking that the money I was going to spend on the tuning of the oem suspension would go a long way towards the price of a new Nitron shock. So I’ve ordered one from Darren and am awaiting delivery (R1 with remote preload). The new shock will come already setup for my use and I’ll just have to fit it. I’ll combine fitting the shock with regreasing the swing arm bearings. Then In the summer when the S10 comes off the road I’ll send the forks to Darren and get them tuned too. I’m looking for ultimate road comfort for high command so I might end up getting the seat reworked as well. Anyone in here using a nitron shock?


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I finally got to ring MCT to book a ride in suspension tune and setup only to be told by Darren that he’s stopping doing ride in service. He now only accepts shocks and forks delivered to him and won’t work on bikes! It’s my own fault for cancelling so many times over the past two years due to illness. But it got me thinking that the money I was going to spend on the tuning of the oem suspension would go a long way towards the price of a new Nitron shock. So I’ve ordered one from Darren and am awaiting delivery (R1 with remote preload). The new shock will come already setup for my use and I’ll just have to fit it. I’ll combine fitting the shock with regreasing the swing arm bearings. Then In the summer when the S10 comes off the road I’ll send the forks to Darren and get them tuned too. I’m looking for ultimate road comfort for high command so I might end up getting the seat reworked as well. Anyone in here using a nitron shock?


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I was going to buy a nitron when i was going to do mine but when i looked with build and preload adjuster and spring i needed they were firtually same price as ohlins so i bought ohlins with a 170 spring pleased as punch, but the nitron is a good shock
 

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MattR

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To be fair, I didn’t even ask how much the ohlins would be. I just assumed it would be too much! The Nitron with remote preload is £800 and is what Darren advised for me for road comfort.


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MattR

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Chased Darren for my Nitron again today. Still hasn’t arrived. That’s nearly two months now. So I asked what the difference would be if I changed to ohlins or Wilber. Apparently ohlins delivery is now June and none of the manufacturers have any stock on the shelf. They literally are building them and sending them straight out. It hasn’t helped that Nitron are re locating.


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