Racetech Suspension

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Racetech Suspension

Postby Jenzo » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:27 am

Just resprung my forks cbr1000rr with racetech springs. Shags turned me on to them. They have springs for all makes of bikes. They have a weight chart which you choose the springs you need. They shipped superfast! They also have rear suspension products. The springs i chose came out perfectly! Motorcycle manufacturers design there bikes for 150 pound riders. So if your a big guy like me! You need to respring your bike. I got my springs for $140 shipped. Way cheaper than buying a set of olins. Thanks again shags for the helpfull advice! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby shagzomatic » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:58 am

:thumbup: Now you just need to set your sag and adjust your damping properly...and maybe we'll get you moving a little faster. ;)
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Re: Racetech Suspension

Postby Jenzo » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Workin on it today! This is so much better than crankin the preload adjusters all the way!

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Postby Mid-West Sportbikes » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:58 pm

OR you could always support one of the many local motorcycle shops that are Racetech Dealers and get them considerably cheaper. :wave:
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Postby Jenzo » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Mid-West Sportbikes wrote:OR you could always support one of the many local motorcycle shops that are Racetech Dealers and get them considerably cheaper. :wave:

I bought the oil from you!

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Re: Racetech Suspension

Postby Sportbiker » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:55 pm

Bumping this one to ask how hard changing out the springs and oil is. I've done it on an '84 VF500 but the forks are inverted now and far more complex, or so they appear. What sort of tools to I need to disassemble the forks themselves? Nevermind getting the forks off, that's simple.
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Re: Racetech Suspension

Postby shagzomatic » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:18 am

I haven't done it myself on inverted forks, but I'm at least basically familiar with the process. I have a good friend who's a former bike mechanic that I'll be inviting over for help and beer whenever I need my crash course. I'm going to need to change fork oil before terribly long on my R1, though, so that will be coming fairly soon. Maybe we should have a suspension party when the time comes. :lol:

As far as I know, you'll need a spring compressor and a fork bleeder...probably an oil level gauge too, to make it easier on yourself. I have an Ohlins fork service kit that I got along with my R1 when I bought it from the aforementioned friend, but I don't recall if there's anything else in there. You might want to talk to Mid-West Sportbikes -- they may be able to help you find the tools you need and point you in the right direction.
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Re: Racetech Suspension

Postby Sportbiker » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:24 pm

shagzomatic wrote:I haven't done it myself on inverted forks, but I'm at least basically familiar with the process. I have a good friend who's a former bike mechanic that I'll be inviting over for help and beer whenever I need my crash course. I'm going to need to change fork oil before terribly long on my R1, though, so that will be coming fairly soon. Maybe we should have a suspension party when the time comes. :lol:

I'm keenly interested in being there if at all possible. Always interested in learning a bit about maintenance work, esp when there's an experienced person about to lead.
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Re: Racetech Suspension

Postby Gre8one7 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:06 pm

well shagz, i think racetech will be making it into my r1 this winter so you can lend a hand in that also lol.
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