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Post by El Vikingo Tropical » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:31 pm

It looks stunning!
Just a question, why or for what do you need it to be revalved?
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Post by shebee » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:42 pm

nickst4 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:51 am
Looking good! :nod:

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Post by Trevor68 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:44 am

El Vikingo Tropical wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:31 pm
It looks stunning!
Just a question, why or for what do you need it to be revalved?
Whoever owned the forks must have had them setup for a track bike, as it is way too firm for general road riding and my 75 kg of weight. I will get lighter springs fitted and if need be revalved to suit while it is in the shop.

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Post by El Vikingo Tropical » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:16 pm

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Whoever owned the forks must have had them setup for a track bike, as it is way too firm for general road riding and my 75 kg of weight. I will get lighter springs fitted and if need be revalved to suit while it is in the shop.
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That’s probably what’s happened.
I have same forks using them just as they are and they works just perfect on my bike with my 76kg on.
The only thing I have been struggling a bit is the rear before I fitted a Öhlins
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Post by Trevor68 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:21 pm

Finally all sorted. fitted 0.9 springs, 5 wt oil and revalved, tapered steering head bearings and finally fitted the new rear linkage bearings.

Rides better than new now :D

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Post by Boofhead » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:19 am

Goodo, glad it all worked out :happyhappy:

In response to some of the questions/comments about springs etc.
When GSXR k4 forks are used, they need to have the springs replaced with a heavier spring because the Gixxer is a lot lighter than the Raptor.

My forks were set up by Terry Hay of shock treatment (they do the set up for Australian Superbikes) with new springs/gold valves etc to suit my weight (my bike must think 'get off me fatso'!), the bikes weight, riding ability and road conditions etc.
The new front end is streets ahead of the original set up.

So when it comes down to it, there's a bit involved to getting it right and it pays to have someone who knows what they are doing to set the forks up to your individual needs.

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Post by Trevor68 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:06 am

Absolutely, SuspensionSmith did all the work here, Laurie is the goto guy in Canberra.

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Post by andybaggies » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:55 am

So when it comes down to it, there's a bit involved to getting it right and it pays to have someone who knows what they are doing to set the forks up to your individual needs.
This is what swayed me to go with the Matris cartridges. Perhaps not as good as a bespoke set up but certainly much easier to install over a single weekend.

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