Modifications - Performance Discuss aftermarket and DIY performance modifications

Totally Stoked... well, almost

Old 10-31-2008, 01:35 PM
  #1  
ReNoob
Squid
Thread Starter
 
Sablotny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sonoma County California
Posts: 94
Sablotny is on a distinguished road
Totally Stoked... well, almost

So I took my 'Hawk to the shop to have a full RaceTech rebuild done on the forks - new generation compression and rebound valves, 0.9 springs, etc., and to have a Wilbers shock installed. Shop called yesterday to say the bike was ready to roll. I queried the tech a bit to see how it went. He gave me details, sounded like a pro, even mentioned that the left Vance & Hines midpipe was hitting the shock and causing a gas leak. This happened with the stock shock as well, so I can't blame the Wilbers. Anyway, he made a "small adjustament" and says all is good.

The bad news is that it starting freezing-A raining and I'm not up for a 20 mile ride back in it. I admit it, I'm a wuss and I don't ride in the rain. So I'm stoked to see how the bike rides now but have to wait a bit.
Sablotny is offline  
Old 10-31-2008, 01:50 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
trinc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,051
trinc is on a distinguished road
nice ! when you pick it up ask if they'll set the sag.

i put a penske on my bike... it's money well spent.



tim
trinc is offline  
Old 10-31-2008, 02:22 PM
  #3  
ReNoob
Squid
Thread Starter
 
Sablotny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sonoma County California
Posts: 94
Sablotny is on a distinguished road
Good idea. I've got the stock shock wrench but not 2 spanners.
Sablotny is offline  
Old 10-31-2008, 06:06 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
nuhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 4,138
nuhawk is on a distinguished road
Greg (our forum admin) did the RT rebuild on my forks with the springs, valves and all the goodies. When I got them back I installed the Penske. He was very specific about how this setting the sag needs to happen. It's all very simple but needs to be done properly otherwise your whole investment will not work together.

Do a search for search and you may come up with instructions. If not try him on a PM and he can send them back to you. They may also be on his website.

http://home.nycap.rr.com/ghlbo/index.html
nuhawk is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SgtRon
Technical Discussion
9
07-23-2014 07:01 AM
OldHawkNewB
Members Rides
17
07-01-2007 04:10 PM
andrewlc77
Modifications - Cosmetic
5
10-01-2006 06:12 PM
selztoad
General Discussion
1
09-16-2006 03:59 PM
mikecronis
General Discussion
13
05-02-2006 05:46 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Totally Stoked... well, almost


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.