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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Stock forks solution

So I was deciding between a used set of 1100 Evo forks, and a used set of 1098S forks. Back in the early 2000's when I was racing with WERA, Traxxion Dynamics did all my suspension setup on my race bike. So, I call them up to see if they'd recommend the Marzocchis or the Ohlins since I'd be sending them the forks anyway before they went on the bike. They said just send the stock forks and they'll do their own spring and valving setup, complete with new caps that allow for pre-load adjustment on both forks, rebound adjustment on 1 fork, compression adjustment on the other. They'll do this for +/- $1,300. I'm sending them mine to get this done. Also getting the uppers anodized black, the sliders gold-nitrided, and re-finishing the bottom clamps. Should have less than $2k in it when done, and they'll be better than the Marzocchis and the Ohlins.
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That's a lot of money, but if you're happy, I'm happy.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 08:33 PM
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It's a lot of money but that's what suspension mods cost. Traxxion Dynamics did my suspension for my 97 YZF1000R, front forks and a Penske triple for the rear. Big bucks but well worth it. It was like getting a whole new motorcycle. Simply amazing at the track. I haven't done any suspension work for the street only for the track. I think for most current machines, the suspension is more than adequate for the street. The track is whole different story. Enjoy the suspension mods.
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IMO the bike is useless for anything other than smooth, fairly straight roads. I knew the forks were not that great when I got the bike, but yesterday @ Deals Gap made it obvious they were just a little better than a couple of 2x4's. The comp. stroke is so slow the bike flies off of any little bump in the road. The springs won't bottom out, but they're wound so progressively tight that just a couple inches in travel has them 100% compressed. They're just not safe for the way I ride, and I think $1300 is a bargain for the amount of improvement the fix will provide.
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Did your get the forks back?

Curious to know how you like them.

I take it they wont be adjustable?
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I did. Only ridden once, but they're going to be great. I'll probably need a different spring for the Ohlins shock, then set the sag.....should be perfect. Yes, they're fully adjustable now.

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I did. Only ridden once, but they're going to be great. I'll probably need a different spring for the Ohlins shock, then set the sag.....should be perfect. Yes, they're fully adjustable now.
I admit, I'm green with envy. What was the cost for just the fork mods? I'd really love a solution for the front end without trying to find a set of takeoff forks.

Are you still running the Sachs rear? Are you considering an Ohlins 737?

EDIT: You put a Termi can on?

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I think my bill was $1,550-ish, and the anodizing was +/-$200, so about $1,350 to just replace the fork innards. I have the Ohlins shock, but I think I might need a lighter spring. I think the bike will benefit from another .5"-1" of ride height too, so the correct clevis at the upper shock mount needs to be purchased or made. That's a Termignoni decal on a Remus Hypercone.....contractual obligations :-)
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Got to put some miles on it last week. The forks are fantastic. Really looking forward to spring.

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