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Re: MUPO
Reply #20 on: 22 Jul 20, 09:46:58
Hey, I guess Im due an update. In short no. I opted for a refund. MUPO believe the "Italian version" of the SX has the BPF forks of the Z1000 for years 14-16. I really tried to work with them and sent detailed photos in the hope they would see their internals could be adapted pretty easy but they didn't want to know. I had to forward them pictures from the parts fiche to proove the forks are different! I then asked if they had anything else that would fit because they also offer 20mm piston kits and fork springs but they also turned this down and told me they don't have anything to fit my forks.
WRS, who I purchased from have been great and took over the communication. My understanding is that the MUPO factory has been hit badly by COVID so maybe this is the real cause of the issue. WRS said they will pursue options with MUPO but I cant see that happening. They refunded me on returning the Caliber22 kit as of yesterday.

Overall, Im pissed off that Im now stuck with a shock and no improved front end. In truth, I wish I had gone another route as there is better available for only a couple hundred more but I was already stretched going with the MUPO kit. The MUPO kit offered so much for the price that maybe it was too good to be true. Other vendors offer priston kits and springs that come close enough to 500€ cost of the Caliber22. So for the extra MUPO cost, you get 22mm pistons and fork caps that offer a more accurate (clickable) setting in addition to a spring for your weight. Travel would have been the same if not more as there is no hydraulic bump stop.

The GT1 shock does appear to be a big improvement over the stock that I had. Time will tell if it holds up.

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Re: MUPO
Reply #21 on: 22 Jul 20, 09:59:12
Bad luck with the Mupo stuff,  as an alternative Nitron make compatible fork cartridges https://www.nitron.co.uk/buy-online/motorcycles/kawasaki/z1000sx/front--11-17-

I went with a re-valve and change of spring and lighter weight oil.  The chap that did my forks removed the bump stops to get a bit of extra travel too.

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Re: MUPO
Reply #22 on: 22 Jul 20, 10:11:58
I would love to go Nitron but way out of my price range  :745:

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Re: MUPO
Reply #23 on: 22 Jul 20, 10:14:14
Yep, they are a bit salty!

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Re: MUPO
Reply #24 on: 22 Jul 20, 11:31:35
Sorry to hear that things have not gone to plan. It may be worth giving Maxton a call, they offer a revalve and springs for around £500. I went for SD25 cartridge set up for £675+vat plus fitting cost, in my opinion it was money well spent.

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Re: MUPO
Reply #25 on: 22 Jul 20, 11:35:57
Thanks. Still a lot more expensive but ill take a look. I want something that I can install and maintain myself.

EDIT:....

Just sent Maxton an email for prices. Those cartridges are doing the exact same as the MUPO had promised so maybe if the price is not so bad....
Last Edit: 22 Jul 20, 11:55:09 by CodeJACK

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Re: MUPO
Reply #26 on: 23 Jul 20, 08:46:35
Richard in Maxton got back to me today. The SD25's are what I should have gotten but at almost double the price of MUPO, I wont be going that route.

Its such a shame that MUPO were not willing to help. All it would have taken to fit our forks is a different base mount and top cap thread. Maybe I should have just priced the machine work and just done it myself. Ah well, if your aunty had balls, she'd be your uncle  :028:

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Re: MUPO
Reply #27 on: 24 Jul 20, 07:22:29
I don’t know what else to suggest really. When I got some quotes for Andreani and K Tech, I found that Maxton appeared to be the cheapest option for a full cartridge kit.

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Re: MUPO
Reply #28 on: 27 Jul 20, 04:54:11
I bit the bullet on Andreani cartridges... might be another thread starting soon  :192:

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Re: MUPO
Reply #29 on: 28 Jul 20, 12:10:42
*Originally Posted by CodeJACK [+]
I bit the bullet on Andreani cartridges... might be another thread starting soon  :192:

Good luck.
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