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Old 07-28-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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I have a 2003 Gsx-r 600 and have been looking for any after market forks and tubes..etc. But have not found one single website with any. Where can i find some at, any one ????
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have patrick upgrade the forks w some racetech internals
glad you said it. race tech 'dem hoes. not as good as ohlins but more than most people will ever need
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I'm worried one of the tubes need to be replaced. The right one has some tiny rust spots the cause a little roughness and I'm worried my new fork seal will get ruined from it. How much do those usually run to get fixed.
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I'm worried one of the tubes need to be replaced. The right one has some tiny rust spots the cause a little roughness and I'm worried my new fork seal will get ruined from it. How much do those usually run to get fixed.
Its a GSXR!! Its not like ur the only one in the world with that bike

Ebay that or just take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and can possibly save the fork with a lil bit of sanding/polishing...
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its really simple and easy to rebuild it your sell alot cheaper that way! alot of people dont know that you have to get it rebuilt after a while anyways depending on your riding condition even if its not leaking. do the research!
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I'm worried one of the tubes need to be replaced. The right one has some tiny rust spots the cause a little roughness and I'm worried my new fork seal will get ruined from it. How much do those usually run to get fixed.
If that's your concern I probably have a used set.
Swing by and I can look at it and let you know if it can be saved or not.
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Thanks everyone for all the input. I have another question. How do I set up the suspension for my height and weight?
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Thanks everyone for all the input. I have another question. How do I set up the suspension for my height and weight?
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well you cant change the spring rate. Spring rate can only be changed with a different spring. Height is preference. Higher is faster cornerspeed to lean angle ratio. lower is faster turn in and transitioning left to right. raise and lower your fork tubes to your liking and adjust ride height or preload in the rear. front preload will change ride height but not drastically. If you bottom out while braking, tighten the compression only to use as much of the stroke as possible. rebound is fixed to a smooth 1 second transition back up to avoid pack down under braking or too springy". preload is totaly misinterpreded as spring tension. on the bench it does adjust tension but with your weight and the bike on it there is sag so think of it as ride height. dirt bikes are a different story because you are topping out the forks on jumps and bumps and the landing will differ to spring tension because preload has a set tension value upon weight on wheels. then there is geomety front to rear. not going into that but bounce the bike from the back of the tank. every thing should compress and rebound evenly.
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well you cant change the spring rate. Spring rate can only be changed with a different spring. Height is preference. Higher is faster cornerspeed to lean angle ratio. lower is faster turn in and transitioning left to right. raise and lower your fork tubes to your liking and adjust ride height or preload in the rear. front preload will change ride height but not drastically. If you bottom out while braking, tighten the compression only to use as much of the stroke as possible. rebound is fixed to a smooth 1 second transition back up to avoid pack down under braking or too springy". preload is totaly misinterpreded as spring tension. on the bench it does adjust tension but with your weight and the bike on it there is sag so think of it as ride height. dirt bikes are a different story because you are topping out the forks on jumps and bumps and the landing will differ to spring tension because preload has a set tension value upon weight on wheels. then there is geomety front to rear. not going into that but bounce the bike from the back of the tank. every thing should compress and rebound evenly.
Wat?


I disagree with about half of this.
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for your weight, the idea is to set the sag so the dampning operates in it's optimal envelope and you have all of the suspention range to work for you.
let me simplify, if you are sagging past 30 mm then increase preload. if you are not achieving at least 25mm sag then decrease preload. If you are maxing out preload adjustments then you probably need a different spring rate. make all preaload adjustments with the dampning full ccw or soft.

as far as height : use the ride height adjustments if you have them. obviously you can raise and lower the fork tubes but the rear may have to use preload and sacrifice sag.
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