This shock absorber is perfect for reducing the seat height (-25mm) on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.
Your Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin stays well tuned and ideally suited to touring use.
The ExploreHP/PDS emulsion shock absorber can be adjusted via a hand wheel that adjusts the hydraulic spring preload to be adapted to the load of the big travel luggage.
Its compact design also houses our PDS system.
This provides hydraulic protection that prevents bottoming out even while carrying full touring gear in the most extreme off-road conditions.
The shock absorber is protected against mechanical overload.
Damping characteristics change depending on the road surface.
Under most riding conditions, the shock absorber gives a smooth response and is comfortably adjusted for a less strenuous ride.
Most important features:
=> The shock absorber is configured on the basis of our experience with the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin and is set "ready-to-ride".
=> Parameters include weight of the vehicle / pivot of the shock absorber / constructional conditions / test rides.
=> The shock absorber described here is designed for up to 100 kg weight of the rider including travel luggage.
=> The rear and front sections of the motorcycle should be adjusted for all chassis solutions.
=> If only one component is changed, optimal handling will not be achieved.
=> IMPORTANT: We seriously advise against sliding the fork tubes up in the fork clamp.
***This has an extremely adverse effect on the motorbike's handling.Please note:
To ensure the parked stability of your Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin after it has been lowered, we recommend using shorter kick stand and/or the centre stand.
Properties of the Touratech Suspension Explore HP/PDS shock absorber:
=> The shock absorber housing is made of aluminium.
*** This results in lowest possible weight.
=> Fitted with special low-friction seals with integrated Teflon back-up ring for low
*** wear and long durability of the shock absorber.
=> Emulsion construction and finer responses of the shock absorber.
=> Large 16 mm piston rod made of chromium-molybdenum steel for maximum stability and durability
=> 38 mm damping piston with special Touratech setup.
=> The suspension spacer is fitted with sturdy stainless steel bushings for the fastening screws.
*** This gives the fastening screw a firm, backlash-free fit, even at highest loads.
- All assemblies and components are designed for intensive touring use.
=> High End hydraulic preload via an easily accessible, well positioned hand wheel.
=> Bottoming control with secondary compression dampening technology which prevents bottoming out.
*** The (PDS) Position-dependant Dampening System
is like a hydraulic pillow at the end of the stroke.
=> QR barcode on the shock absorber with individual shock absorber information.
*** This enables easy call-up of shock absorber-specific information by scanning with a Smartphone.
*** Information on the basic setting of the shock absorber can be called up at any time. Reset is possible for incorrect setting.
=> Fully service-enabled. This allows permanent maximum ride dynamics. The basic setup fitted here is designed for riders up to 100 kg including luggage.
Modifications are possible
for a heavier rider (more than 100 kg) and/or if the bike is usually ridden with a passenger / with luggage. In this case,
we individually modify the shock absorber to meet your needs by fitting a spring with a higher spring rate.
Please fill out our suspension check form
and send it back to us.Scope of delivery:
- Ready-to-mount shock absorber.
- General Operating License
- Mounting instructions / user manualIf you have any further questions,
we will be happy to advise you. Contact us.