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Front & Rear Suspension Upgrades for the Octane now available!

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  1. PreachSF

    PreachSF Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! I knew it was just a matter of time. It's a chunk to spend, but I bet the difference is off the charts. I did this to my GSX and it completely transformed the bike. And that is why I still have it. I would much rather spend the money on this than on bling!
     
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    The cartridge inserts are worth every penny: https://www.thevog.net/threads/traxxion-ak-20-cartridges-installed-octane.65390/

    The rear shocks, the jury is still out on those considering their price. I'm much more inclined to wait for a solution in the $600 range as I believe any more than that on this platform is a waste of money. I believe JRI will have something soon but even then you are in the $900 range. Give it time and I'm sure there will be additional options from Progressive and others.

    Question, does your price include installation, i.e. I send you the forks and you install the cartridges?
     
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    Exactly. It costs a little more since you are getting 2 rear shocks ... or 2 front cartridges. But the change is dramatic. And with the Penske setup we tune it for your rider weight, like the steel frame or aluminum frame bikes.
     
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    BTW, get rid of those crap tractor tires Victory ships with the bike and you'll get even better performance.

    Don't get hung up on the 130/70 front size, any 120/70 tires will work just fine and when you make that one simple adjustment a whole world of performance opens up.

    The Dunlop RoadSmart II was the best $250 (total cost, they are on closeout) I've spent on the bike so far. They work GREAT on the Octane, even better after Traxxion works it's magic on the forks.
     
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    A option of inverted frontend would be awesome to get!! Can use the ones from the Hammer and tweak it to work with the Octane chassis. Also dual brakes to fgo with it as well!
     
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    I like the idea of the front suspension because the stock front suspension is garbage especially riding 2 up. The back shocks are ridiculously expensive. I will probably go with the air ride rear shocks that another member posted.
     
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    While I admit they look cool inverted forks on a bike with the performance envelope of the Octane is overkill since we have such a good solution as the Traxxion cartridge upgrade.

    Remember, inverted forks can be just as crappy as standard forks of the manufacturer screws up the spring rates and damping.
     
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    A bit pricey, I think I'll wait. I don't ride 2 up anyways.
     
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    i will wait for an Octane S! inverted forks + dual discs, i am dreaming for sure!!
     
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    Octane S... Honestly, guys, this is the way Victory should have released the bike in the first pace. You want plain Jane toothpick front forks and sh!t tires... ride a Scout. You want something more... ride an Octane! But they f*cked up. Oh well, just my opinion, and I don't fit on the thing anyway, so I would be out of the game regardless. But that is the way I would have done it. Hey at least the option is there!

    If anybody does it, please report in. I am curious to know hoe she rides with the upgrades.
     
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    The Victory Stunt Team is running this setup on their Octane's and they LOVE them, and the 330mm front brake upgrade!
     
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    I did the Traxxion front fork upgrade and really like the way they work. I also opted for the upgraded Victory shocks in the rear and they seem to work much better. With only 3" of rear travel there is not much you can do but these do help. I will be looking at tires very soon.
     
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