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Old 09-05-2011, 01:55 PM
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race tech fork springs!

woo got some race tech fork springs spring for my weight to go with my new rc51 brakes and just bought EBC sintered HH pads along with a new air filter from bikebandit.com

im PUMPED to feel the difference a nice set of springs and brakes will have on my riding

just thought i would share the good news
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:01 PM
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Should be a big difference. Now you just need a fork brace and to get the valving sorted and you're set..... at least for a while.....
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any use for the old springs??
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:24 AM
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yo Bearshawk, I am in process of procuring these same exact mods for my 97'. I have the 2003 RC51 calipers and the MC. Been reviewing the RaceTech springs.

I am 200 lbs (91kg) and ride on street, moderately.

Curious..

On the forks:
did you do any valve replacements / mods in the forks as well ?
or just the springs ?

On the RC51 calipers:
did you use the original VTR brake rotors ?

Brake Pads:
EBC sintered HH pads... is this the part number reference or the bikebandit ref.

best regards,
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by jdahkvtr1000 View Post
yo Bearshawk, I am in process of procuring these same exact mods for my 97'. I have the 2003 RC51 calipers and the MC. Been reviewing the RaceTech springs.

I am 200 lbs (91kg) and ride on street, moderately.

Curious..

On the forks:
did you do any valve replacements / mods in the forks as well ?
or just the springs ?

On the RC51 calipers:
did you use the original VTR brake rotors ?

Brake Pads:
EBC sintered HH pads... is this the part number reference or the bikebandit ref.

best regards,
james

Hello james

i just ordered the springs yesterday and no i have no valving done i talked to our very own Jamie about this and he said while it isnt going to be the best set up it will definitely be an improvement for now...until i send him my front end and have it done right

original rotors should work according to the research i did prior to buying the brakes, and the EBC sintered HH pads is just the type of pads i bought, seemed like a good medium (i dont like going cheap on brakes)

we are pretty similar in size im 220 and i frequently ride 2 up and when im alone i ride pretty aggressively so i need more feel up front

I will post pictures of the process as i begin

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by jay956 View Post
any use for the old springs??

homemade pogo stick?

no i dont have any use for them... are you saying you do???
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Hey guys, just an FYI - I can save you about $40 on the cost of fork springs over the price of the RaceTech parts. I also include pre-cut spacers at no extra cost to make the install a breeze. Just let me know what rate you need!
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i sure didnt know that jamie!
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