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Race Tech Springs Installed

Old 02-22-2008, 05:56 PM
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Race Tech Springs Installed

Per recommendations from the forum, I had Race Tech .85s installed today.

Great improvement in the ride and much less dive under braking.

A side benefit has manifested itself also, the front is a smidge higher than before, which has relieved some of the pressure on my old arthritic hands...
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:58 PM
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Good stuff. Did you replace just the springs, or fluid as well?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by drew_c14 View Post
Good stuff. Did you replace just the springs, or fluid as well?
Fluid replaced also, 10w fork oil I believe...
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Cool. I've always been a believer that quality fluid made a difference almost as big as the springs themselves.
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Yep Racetechs R good, but Ohlins on rear R nicer

I did both - w/ .85 - I'm thinking U weigh about 180 to 195?
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Originally Posted by nnjhawk02 View Post
Yep Racetechs R good, but Ohlins on rear R nicer

I did both - w/ .85 - I'm thinking U weigh about 180 to 195?
I probably weigh 175-180 with gear on...
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With RT .95 and PVC preload spacers at about 3.5" + 2 RT washers top and one below the spacer. I like Silolene's synthetic fluid. Started with 15 wt cut down to about 12 wt with Mobil 1 syn ATF. Fluid level for my 225+# w/gear is about 5.25" from fluid level to top of vertical tubes, springs out and forks bottomed. I run rebound about 1/8" from full in and preload at 3~4 lines showing. Eventually I'm going to have greg do his magic on the forks. A Penske 2-way shock with ride height works just about perfect for the street. The Conti Sport Attack front & Road Attack rear seem like a good match.
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