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post #1 of 45 Old 11-10-2014, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic Ohlins or regular?

I want to know what you guys think. I am trying to decide between a electronic controlled Ohlins or the regular Ohlins for my 2013 ZX10R. My local Ducati mechanic who is great is telling me not to do the electronic one and go with the regular TTX. He said the electronic is junk as it is on the Panigali. So I would like your thoughts on both.
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I think it depends on how you are going to use it and your knowledge of all things suspension.

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I have the electronic unit, nothing wrong with it, put the correct spring and preload on and its great allrounder, if your pushing the limit at a particular track then manual is better as can tune it for that circuits particular layout, not relying on an algorithm to sort things.
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You cannot compare OEM electronic Ohlins shocks to aftermarket Ohlins Electronic shocks. IF you're mechanic is as great as you say he is then he should know that.

If you are just street riding and the occasional trackday then the electronic shock is excellent.

If you are racing or track only which means you will likely also be investing in a linear race linkage then get the conventional TTX-GP which is going to have to be custom valved anyway.
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Street riding and occasional track riding go electronic (set preload and forget the rest)

Racing full manual adjustment to fine tune your suspension.

Considering the electronic unit only detects which power mode you are in and then operates within a preset range of parameters.
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Thanks for the replies. I was an expert racer and had over 12,000 track miles on my Ducati 999R. The mechanic I spoke of knows how I ride so maybe that is why he said to go with conventional. He does think the electronic doesn't work well even on the Panigali. I think I will go with the electronic since I will not be racing the bike. It will see a lot of track time and Sunday morning rides. I ride my Harley more than the 10R.
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Ok, I am switching my after talking to a lot if people. I am going with the conventional TTX.
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I'm wanting to do the rear shock and I was thinking of the electronic.... The bike is modded to the hill and I plan on doing more track days this year but that might be say 6 or 7. Then the rest will be limited street.....

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Thanks for the replies. I was an expert racer and had over 12,000 track miles on my Ducati 999R. The mechanic I spoke of knows how I ride so maybe that is why he said to go with conventional. He does think the electronic doesn't work well even on the Panigali. I think I will go with the electronic since I will not be racing the bike. It will see a lot of track time and Sunday morning rides. I ride my Harley more than the 10R.
As far as I'm aware the ZX10R Mechatronic is completely different to what's on the Panigale.

The Panigale electonic ohlins basically just adjusts the damping to a fixed position depending on what mode you set it too. It basically makes one single adjustment for you as if you had just turned the screw 1/2 a turn in manually. It is in no way dynamic.

The Mechantronic on the ZX10R differs. The mechatronics system reads all the rider inputs such as rpm, gear, engine mode, constant throttle or opening throttle etc. and then layers in mph and lean before adjusting the damping of the shock. So it doesnít matter what pace youíre at or what youíre doing, the shocks damping will always be at the optimum.
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Can you fit the shock without taking the tank off as the manual instructs ?
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