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[Review] Mikuku Suspension on TA150


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Sure will do!

 

It will be a very long time in coming though; I'm just very happy that I'm spending a total of $0 on repairs so far. Which considering how hard I ride is surprising.

 

I set a challenge for myself to use only household parts for DIY accessories, to keep the bike related costs down.

 

Obviously, can't do that for suspension O.o

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if i buy a $100...acessory which suppose to improve fc by 20%..or whatever%%..

i will tell the whole world..it works..

i would definitely not shout ..i am so silly to be scammed..so u see..all miracle cures works if they cost a lot of$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

 

I've come to realise the best performance mods are free. From oiling the chain properly to DIY tuning work :D

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I bet more performance and FC gains can be gotten from my free DIY mods than some silly magnet in the tank. The fear of making mistakes and going up in a ball of flames is just so very exciting :D

 

At least I feel great from making my own ideas work, rather than giving some big corporate fat cat halfway across the world my hard earned money!

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Broquet is lead balls.

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Replacement/Changing of T10 light bulbs for CB400's Meter - http://tinyurl.com/8624wsa

 

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Put it this way if these things works...How come manufacturers had to design hybrid, regeneration braking,AGC stop and start in small honda scooter...and etc....to save on consumption? They just pop these things inside the engine, there they go.....Maybe really all are just dumb engineers.....Or you are the one???I dont know....

Placebo effect I guess......

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Put it this way if these things works...How come manufacturers had to design hybrid, regeneration braking,AGC stop and start in small honda scooter...and etc....to save on consumption? They just pop these things inside the engine, there they go.....Maybe really all are just dumb engineers.....Or you are the one???I dont know....

Placebo effect I guess......

 

Exactly. Major manufacturers of engines would jump at the chance to +10% FC immediately.

 

They don't. Wonder why? It's as you said.

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I checked YSS suspension is at 200 bucks. But that's for cups and other small bikes.

 

anyone tried the yss suspension on their phantom b4?

I ride at 70km/hr only...please please dont blow2 at me or overtake me dangerously....wait i change into Incredible Hulk n dont know why my little baby bike will always be ahead of u if u do that

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Hi pp!

 

Have ben using the stock looking YSS suspension but it was becoming too bouncy; no damping.

Just installed an adjustable rear suspension from LAB. HE wanted to sell me the YSS stock looking suspension but i tol him i wanted height adjustable type. So he got me something like e MIKUKU type.

-Soft aluminium construction

-soft spring

-preload, height and damping adjustable(with air pump)

 

Mostly the same comments as MJ in this first post.

The good thing is the bike does not have the pogo effect of bouncing over humps and bumps.

 

Upon installation, it is way too soft, i've set the pre-load to nearly max and still its not hard enough for riding with pillion and rearbox n side bags. btw pillion and myself weigh abt 140kg.

solo riding is good though.

 

in summary. get the mikuku or equivalent if you need to replace ur rear shocks IF you do not need to take pillion OR if you're both really lightweight and have got no rear or side boxes/bags

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Try Bitubo. Been using those for a few years now...fully adjustable and don't have the problems those cheap 'kuku' brands seem to carry as mentioned above; I can carry a pillion with a fully laden box and corner pretty low without scraping my pegs on the road (the default height setting is higher than the stock, but I raised it a little more anyway to avoid this problem). Has an easy 5 setting preload adjustment you can tweak without using any tools, and if you have the tools you can tweak rebound/compression as well. The only good/bad thing is it rusts damn easily...mine is nearly completely covered with rust (which I'm lazy to remove lol)...which has obviously reduced the 'nickable' factor since no one has tried to steal it. The rust hasn't compromised on performance for the past 5 years so it's a tradeoff I'm fine with lol. I guess the only other 'downside' is the cost of the shocks themselves. Hope this helps.

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recently kanna a flat tyre and bike towed to workshop.....was taken aback when the mechanic said that beside the tyre, the rear brake pad and SUSPENSION also must change. i ok with change tyre as kanna really sharp object that literally sliced my tyre and also the rear brake pad.........but the suspension........:faint:o_O:sian:

 

the YSS suspension was changed back barely 6 mths ago.......now no choice also changed again to YSS as the original phahtom suspension quite ex....but are there any other type of budget suspension for TA200?????.......i admit that everyday the machine must tahan mine and my wife weight...

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im using the YSS one i got from LAB for abt 4 mths now. alright so far lei. i weight abt 100kg plus sumtyms pillion ppl. just watch out for d humps lor.

A ride a day, keeps the doctor away!

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can u define weak? im really heavy + 3 boxes and my suspension seems to be coping fine. on setting no. 4 n its pretty stiff. if u rly want stiffer, maybe can try see if S4 one can mount or not.

A ride a day, keeps the doctor away!

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I got the Makida rear shock from JB Ah Gua Lane. Rated for 240kg load. Cost RM185 nett ($75+ SGD)

 

It is quite popular among RX-Zs, and provides a compression 4 click adjuster although I can't feel the difference but my test rider can.

 

He had the preload set up in between slightly hard for solo riding (63kg) and slightly plush for pillion riding (55kg) with box. Compression set at 2.

 

If I am not wrong, this Makida shock I have is about an inch longer than OEM. (270mm??) My lab rat took the bike rather lower than norm at a high speed bend and the shock holds well as I observed.

 

This is a pleasant shock so far, damping is reasonable, does soak up bumps, compress and rebounds back nicely.

 

Comparing to the stock suspension, the Makida does have a harder spring rate, and does not bottom easily. The stock shocks had proper damping, but just seems too soft.

 

Compared to the Phantom specific YSS I had, the YSS was simply just a pair of stiff springs with ZERO damping and tons of backache.

 

Down side of this suspension probably is the ever cumbersome preload ring design as opposed to the five stage stack design. - you gotta turn and turn and make sure it is lock etc...

 

 

For this price, for my usage, I am a happy user. Your mileage may vary.

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