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post #21 of 121 Old 04-17-2010, 11:31 AM
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Just a note that Blair recently told me that he also can supply the Elka without the remote preload adjuster for a significant reduction in the price. If you don't greatly vary the weight on the bike, this might be worth consideration to save some money.

An Elka 3-way without remote preload is in my near future.

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post #22 of 121 Old 04-17-2010, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is this still going on (group buy)?


Hi, Yes the Stromtrooper Group Buy opportunities, are still available through me,

Email me directly at [email protected] with your weight, riding skill level, type of terrain you usually ride, commute, etc, and a contact phone number for the shipper,

I will PayPal invoice you for the parts you want and get you looked after right away,

These are superb custom built and hand assembled shocks,

Enjoy the ride, and best regards,
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Out of curiosity (and potential necessity), what would be the price on a 3-way (or a 2-way) without the remote preload adjuster?

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Hi, The Three Way Elka without Remote Hydraulic Preload is regular $945, The Stromtrooper Price would be $855 with the usual Elka Shipping to your door, anywhere in the USA,

The Two Way Elka without Remote Hydraulic Preload is regular $845, The Stromtrooper Price would be $755 with the usual Elka Shipping to your door, anywhere in the USA,
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Remember, the Vstrom is not an easy bike to manually adjust the preload on once the shock is fully installed, that is why even Suzuki felt it was worthwhile to have it there,

The manual versions would still have the Remote with the Compression adjustment on it, and the Rebound Clicker Adjuster, with the Ride Height adjustment at the bottom Clevis.

I will say that if a person can find the budget to go with the Remote Hydraulic Preload you will be bolting on a personally custom built shock that lets you do it all and make adjustments with genuine ease. These are lifetime quality rear shocks,

Let me know whenever you are ready, and feel free to email me directly at [email protected] with a contact phone number and I will be happy to give you a quick call and help you out,

Enjoy the ride, and best regards,
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The remote adjuster is a great thing to have. It's practically impossible to adjust the manual ring while it is on the bike. DAMHIKT.

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"as an authorized Elka dealer I will be glad to give you the group buy pricing and get your Custom Built and Hand assembled Elka Shock out to you right away.

Every Elka Shock is custom built and hand assembled, It takes 6 - 10 days to produce this engineering work of art for you, and a couple of days to get it shipped to you,"

While I believe Blair intends well, Elka is not backing up his promises. I ordered and paid for my shock on March 30 and as of today (April 28th) still have no shipping date - lots of excuses, but no delivery. Apparently you are not able to cancel your order either - so you just have to wait.

I also ordered the Power Commander and that arrived very quickly and effectively.

I am only posting this to make sure that if you order the shock, you shouldn't be shocked at how long it takes to actually get it - I think this is out of Blair's control.

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If I recall correctly, the turn around time was stated 3 weeks. Regardless, I'm not in a big hurry. I can't ride for a few months due to a broken pelvis.

Also, if any of the parts/pieces come from Europe, shipments have been held up due to air traffic cancellations. I know that the biotech industries here in the US have been backlogged waiting on equipment and other products from overseas. Nothing they can do but wait.
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It looks like the shock will finally arrive today (just short of 6 weeks). Got the stock one removed and looking forward to getting the new one in and tuned up.

I realized that this thing is actually costing close to 25% of the value of the bike itself - what was I thinking!

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It looks like the shock will finally arrive today (just short of 6 weeks). Got the stock one removed and looking forward to getting the new one in and tuned up.
Any chance of you documenting the process?
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I realized that this thing is actually costing close to 25% of the value of the bike itself - what was I thinking!
'Value' is relative. Resale? Replacement? Personal? I value my Whee more than what I can sell it for; it is my Steed. It's a part of me. So for me, the new shock is irrelevant of the bike's resale value as it is.
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I realized that this thing is actually costing close to 25% of the value of the bike itself - what was I thinking!
Keep your stock shock, if you sell the bike you can recoup a fair amount of your money by selling the Elka separately.

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