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    Beemer shop Right fork Tractive upgrade

    Hello all,

    I am currently attempting to install the tractive right fork upgraded and have kinda hit a wall. Install was straightforward but I have run into an issue with the new top cap for setting dampening. It is unadjustable, am I missing something is the adjustment not available on this upgrade? I have read through on all the literature provided and canít find anything on the interwebs that show the install and adjustment. Any one on the forum have any experience with this product? Thank you in advance, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    Over on the F850GS forum - - there are some folks who have installed them. Do a thread search for "tractive".

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    Back in the Saddle mcmxcivrs's Avatar
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    I have the same kit waiting to install.

    The dampening is adjusted using the 4mm allen key hex tool in the very center of the cap. The preload is adjusted with the 22mm outer hex. The little orange ring that looks like it should adjust something does not.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
    2008 K1200GT, 2019 F850GSA

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    Welcome, gearthrower! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    Kurt -- Forum Liaison ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
    '78 R100/7 & '69 R69S & '52 R25/2
    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Registered User rwadamsidaho's Avatar
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    To talk to lots of owners who have made this fork upgrade,546.0.html TOPIC: FORK SOLUTION (READ 6171 TIMES)
    I have had mine for over a year and 6000 miles and it is well worth the cost!

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    I upgraded the front on my 19' 850 GSA with tractive from Beemershop and I could not be happier. MASSIVE upgrade and its changed the bike, I can not recommend this upgrade highly enough. Its literally night and day. It's not cheap but holy hell is it amazing. After doing this upgrade it was so darn good I upgraded the suspension on my 1250RT and my 1250R as well. DO IT!

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    Registered User rwadamsidaho's Avatar
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    Installation video: Touratech Fork Cartridge Conversion - BMW 850GS & GSA

    YouTube Video:


    Converting your F850GS's front end with a high-performance, closed cartridge fork kit from Touratech Suspension will wake up the front of your BMW and make a huge change in handling, stability, and performance in any of the on and off road conditions you find yourself riding.

    Not just a change in spring rate, or a simple re-valve, this cartridge conversion completely transforms the front-end of your F850GS with all new damping characteristics that can't be achieved with the stock F850GS or GSA forks.

    The F850GS and GSA use a single fork leg to control both the compression and rebound damping, this reduces the weight of the forks to improve steering responsiveness both on and off pavement. The Touratech single sided cartridge kit replaces the stock internals with much more capable components to drastically improve the wheel control without adding unnecessary weight to the fork. Additional benefits of this design are a significant reduction in installation time and complexity as only a single fork leg needs to be removed from the motorcycle.

    Gone are the days of non-adjustable stock front suspension. The Touratech kit is completely tunable with rebound, compression, and preload adjustments made from the top of the fork caps. No matter where your adventure takes you, you can be assured that our cartridge system is designed to go the distance and tackle any terrain you throw at it.

    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT available at the touratech-usa blog

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