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September 14th, 2004, 06:56 AM
Which is better?

Replacing the fork springs or the Race Tech gold valves?

Please explain why


September 14th, 2004, 07:07 AM
It depends, if your bike is undersprung (like mine was) no amount of comp, reb, pre-load spacers, or oil viscosities are going to help. The spring replacement is relatively cheap and easy to do compared to the gold valves.

If your goal is to track-prep the bike take it to Andy Mercer at Metric Motorcycles (http://www.geocities.com/metricmotorcycles/). He's the only Race-Tech certified shop in town that I know of. Andy is cool as he11, will take the time to discuss and evaluate your needs and won't rip you off.

September 15th, 2004, 06:43 AM
Originally posted by ST_Kelly:

Replacing the fork springs or the Race Tech gold valves?
You should do both! If you are riding on stock springs, chances are (unless you are 5'6" 130lbs) the springs are undersprung.
The Gold Valves are the "icing".
You will notice a helluva difference the first time you ride.

September 17th, 2004, 08:27 AM
Will replacing the front springs and keeping the stock rear shock make the handleing better or worse?

I need to replace the fluid in the forks and it's time for a new tire too. I have the $$$ for the springs but, it will be a while before I have it for the shock.


Brian Montgomery
September 17th, 2004, 09:19 AM
No not really, the front will make a significant difference. Enough to warrant doing it.