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Old March 7th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #1
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Andreani or Traxxion cartridge

Hey guys, very close to purchasing the Andreani or the Traxxion. Please any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 10:02 PM   #2
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I think there's only one member on here that has Andreani Cartridges on his HS.. and I don't remember the review being a favourable one.
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Old March 7th, 2017, 10:52 PM   #3
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Of those two, I would go Traxxion.

Look into Mupo as well, as it's well reviewed on here.
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Old March 8th, 2017, 04:00 AM   #4
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With Traxxion you would have to send in your forks.

What would you do about the rear shock?

From my perspective, anyone who wants to replace their suspension, regardless of vehicle, is best served by being able to articulate exactly the performance characteristics they are looking for. No suspension is well suited to every condition or riding experience. Each manufacturer designs to a set of characteristics, and price.

My desire was for a balanced front/rear suspension that was compliant on rough California mountain backroads. Not dirt trails and not race tracks, but real world crap road conditions. Potholes, frost heaves, dips and cattle guards, yet still keeping tire contact on the twisty sections.

Mupo did just that for me.






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@RSL - you'd also mentioned the MUPO single fork option - did you get a chance to test that out? Seems like something a person could do on their own, whereas dissasembling the "spring" fork is pretty complex.
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Old March 8th, 2017, 09:47 AM   #6
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@RSL - you'd also mentioned the MUPO single fork option - did you get a chance to test that out? Seems like something a person could do on their own, whereas dissasembling the "spring" fork is pretty complex.
no, dissassembling the "non spring" fork (left one) is complex at our HS

my Andreani is a little on the stiff/hard side when driving alone and in touring mode (even with the softest adjustments). Going fast and sporty on roads, for track days and with 2 persons - perfect.
would not want to change it.
I even changed forks between my 2 HS (821 and 939) so that "old" Andreani fork now is mounted in new HS939 so that i can sell my 821 with the stock fork.

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Old March 8th, 2017, 09:50 AM   #7
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Nope, I went straight to the two cartridge option as everything is custom ordered from Italy.

The single cartridge will offer 70% of the performance increase at 50% the price and much easier installation. Maybe even drop it in without removing the forks?

Mupo can answer that question by email, as they have someone there who handles questions in English.

I decided to go with the whole package as I plan to keep the little Ducati for a long time. The approach of dealing with the rear shock at the same time is prudent as it made a huge difference too. The rear tire needs to react to road problems as much as the front. Maybe even more because it's your spine that takes the hit of a poorly reacting shock.

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Old March 8th, 2017, 10:24 AM   #8
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I know the DIY on the 1st member that installed Andreani's noted there is a peened portion of the stock fork tube that has to be machined to remove the stockers. Think it was on both tubes.

That same person also said the Andreani setup was pretty harsh at first, but eventually got it sorted at a shop and had glowing reviews. He did note it shined being pushed hard.
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Nope, I went straight to the two cartridge option ... decided to go with the whole package as I plan to keep the little Ducati for a long time.
+1 Mupo are here, upper fork tubes are now black anodized (Thanx Roger) and still pending DLC of lower tubes from RaceTech...
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What does DLC mean? How are the Mupos?
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