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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2018, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Mixing different brands for upgrades

I have a 2015 RG Special. I just replaced my rear shocks with Legends Revo Coils. Love the difference, now I want to upgrade the front forks. Any recommendations on whether to stick with same brand or any reason I could not go with Ohlins? I want a balanced ride so not wanting to mix up something that does not work together.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2018, 10:48 PM
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I went with the Legends Axeo front end kit for my 2015 RGS. 100% better improvement from stock setup. I’m running 13” Pro-Action shocks in the rear
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I am running Progressives on the front and Super Shox on the rear. No issues at all with my mixing of manufacturers.

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I did Legend axeo in the front and Super shox in the rear, 100% satisfied. I see no problem putting ohlins in the front.
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Just my opinion, if you are happy with the Legend in the rear then do the same in the front.

It's not like you will hurt anything by mixing brands but why not have a set tuned to work together. Legend will tell you where you need to have them setup for by weight and riding style instead of making adjustments to figure it out on a mix matched set.
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A slight hijack; does anyone make an externally adjustable system for the front suspension?

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A slight hijack; does anyone make an externally adjustable system for the front suspension?
Yes, I do, a fully adjustable 25mm with R&T internals & a 30mm R&T, ask around and you will see many people with them. I have been doing the 30mm fully adjustable somewhere around 2008 or so but can not remember back that far. The same 30mm are just now available in the Ohlins inverted forks used at the track on race bikes.
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Yes, I do, a fully adjustable 25mm with R&T internals & a 30mm R&T, ask around and you will see many people with them. I have been doing the 30mm fully adjustable somewhere around 2008 or so but can not remember back that far. The same 30mm are just now available in the Ohlins inverted forks used at the track on race bikes.
Do the forks retain an overall stock look?

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Do the forks retain an overall stock look?
Unless you remove the nacelle to look at the fork caps. They go into stock 49 mm forks. No one can tell except for you, the rider.
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Unless you remove the nacelle to look at the fork caps. They go into stock 49 mm forks. No one can tell except for you, the rider.
Is any machine work required or is it "drop in"?

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