**Due to the very difficult installation and/or modifications required to the forks of this application this is an In-House install only. We require the forks be sent to our facility for this application.
Traxxion Dynamics is proud to introduce the next revolution in motorcycle suspension! The AK-20 Axxion Cartridge Kit. The AK-20 Axxion Cartridge Kit is a complete bolt-in upgrade that replaces the stock ill-performing springs and cartridges with a pair of extremely high-tolerance CNC-machined cartridges, and top quality springs to your needs, weight, and intended use.
Our 20mm cartridge tubes are bored and honed to .0005. The 12.5mm cartridge rods are centerless ground to .0005. No other suspension unit is held to these exacting standards. Our unique bearing design helps seal the cartridge to improve low speed damping and increase damping response time, and virtually eliminates stiction. The components are then hard-coat anodized to prevent oxidation and wear contamination of the fork fluid. All of this leads to a cartridge that performs beyond any customers expectation. As an added bonus, the kit is completely modular in construction, and can be retrofitted to future bikes you may buy.
Included in the kit is one set of AK-20 Axxion Cartridges, one set of our proprietary Omni Springs matched to the riders weight and riding preferences, one quart of racing quality fork fluid, and step by step instructions on installing the kit.
Please note, you should be very comfortable working on motorcycle forks before attempting an AK-20 installation. If you are not familiar with motorcycle forks please have a professional suspension technician perform the install. This is not something you want to “learn on.”
A few special tools are needed to install the kit and we have prepared an inexpensive Tool Kit that has everything you need to install your AK-20 Axxion Cartridge Kit and service your forks when needed. If you are not comfortable installing the kit yourself, just send your forks in and we will install it for. Our common turn around is less than one business week, so you wont be off the road for long!
Some bikes do not come with external preload, and rebound damping adjustment. We have made a special kit for those models, with a beautiful set of replacement fork caps with these features added in. The caps are an additional cost to the AK-20 total cost. Some popular bikes that get this added feature are: Suzuki SV650 (all year models), Honda VFRs (optional), and Triumph Thruxton. We can also custom make these parts for other models of bikes upon request.
Austin Oudeans –
Wanted to take a minute and extend appreciation for the quality kit and service. I was able to complete assembly of the AK20 and TripleTree on my F6B last week and took her out for a ride on Sunday morning. The handling, feel and stability is a huge improvement. I attempted, like others I’m sure, to improve by using progressive cartridges as an improvement to stock/OEM. Unfortunately, within a short 20 minute ride after installation I returned home and parked the bike. The Progressive suspension was so poor that I didn’t have the confidence that riding the motorcycle was even safe. The motorcycle sat so low that nearly 75% of the suspension compression was already lost to the point that when on the sidestand the motorcycle was nearly vertical. This also compromised ground clearance and I was concerned that the suspension would compress even further when entering corners… what little suspension was left.
So, having been less than impressed with the OEM suspension, and then completely disappointed with what was supposed to be the Progressive Suspension upgrade, not to mention unsafe and less than inspiring, I purchased the AK20 and TripleTree from Traxxion.
I appreciate your correspondence, conversation and patience answering my questions and concerns. Perhaps I wouldn’t have been so thorough if I had not been so disappointed with the PS, but that combined with the cost of the parts I was purchasing, I felt diligence was necessary.
As for installation, this was a straightforward process and the provided installation instructions were well documented and easy to follow. Total time, including disassembly of the front end, removal/install of bearing races, shock disassembly, modification, and assembly, and reassembling the front end was about 8 hours total over a few evenings. Mind you, I wasn’t in a rush, but rather methodical and purposeful.
My F6B now feels better than stock, is more responsive, soaks up harsh roads, yet still provides good feedback through the shock/steering assembly. I’m eagerly looking forward to making some trips to the mountains soon and have had my confidence restored.