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Instead of doing a basic fork spring upgrade..... I'm going to spruce up the valving on the stock forks I have since I'm the correct weight for the stock springs. Never had a problem with any rebound or sag settings, just need to get a little more adjust-ability from it.

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Instead of doing a basic fork spring upgrade..... I'm going to spruce up the valving on the stock forks I have since I'm the correct weight for the stock springs. Never had a problem with any rebound or sag settings, just need to get a little more adjust-ability from it.
i think this is a very good way to go for many riders, even some racers. RaceTech and others have ways of doing this that work. I race "A" class harescrambles on a crf450 with racetech valving here in FL and do very well. It was a HUGE improvement over the stock mx valving it came with. Nothin fancy on the dirt bike.. now it's not ideal for mx, it's valved for offroad (not for huge jumps). but does what it's designed for VERY well..

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Excited to get out on my new suspension to compare the feel I get out of it compared to the stock I was on before.

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Excited to get out on my new suspension to compare the feel I get out of it compared to the stock I was on before.
what did you get?

I'm probably just gonna do the racetech gold valve kit over the summer and put ohlins fluid.

I already have a revalved rear stock shock.....might pick up my friend's elka 3 way adjustable tho for 500.

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i think this is a very good way to go for many riders, even some racers. RaceTech and others have ways of doing this that work. I race "A" class harescrambles on a crf450 with racetech valving here in FL and do very well. It was a HUGE improvement over the stock mx valving it came with. Nothin fancy on the dirt bike.. now it's not ideal for mx, it's valved for offroad (not for huge jumps). but does what it's designed for VERY well..
Nice, thanks for the info. I have another friend who runs stock springs on his 2006, but just upped the valving on both ends.

Any thoughts on upgrading the compression first, or the rebound? I'm waiting for R/T and a vendor to get back to me about selling a kit that comes with both.

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what did you get?

I'm probably just gonna do the racetech gold valve kit over the summer and put ohlins fluid.

I already have a revalved rear stock shock.....might pick up my friend's elka 3 way adjustable tho for 500.
25mm ohlins cartridges, and ohlins adjustable shock (pre ttx series)

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Just scored a set of forks with 25mm Ohlins cartridges on ebay. So a long with the JRI shock. I should be good to go is it April Yet?
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Just scored a set of forks with 25mm Ohlins cartridges on ebay. So a long with the JRI shock. I should be good to go is it April Yet?
ok.. now that you have he 25mm kit that is only 1/2 the battle. You need to have it set up by someone that really knows what's what. A professional suspension tuner in other words. They will inspect the cart. kit to ensure nothing is wrong, then will talk with you about what shim stack, springs, and oil level will work best for YOU, as well as assemble it correctly. It's like a motor. You can buy all kinds of expensive kit bits, but assemble it like a novice, and you end up with junk.

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Nice, thanks for the info. I have another friend who runs stock springs on his 2006, but just upped the valving on both ends.

Any thoughts on upgrading the compression first, or the rebound? I'm waiting for R/T and a vendor to get back to me about selling a kit that comes with both.
Honestly, I do both on every set of forks I build. If I had to choose one, I really like the mid-valve of the HFR rebound valve. My "signature" build is the G2R compression valve paired with the HFR rebound valve, depending on the year (on the 06 plus the G2R is not available or needed because they have high speed compression built in). It's a little stiffer than some folks would prefer on the street, but on the track it can be rather great depending on the DVS information.

They are pretty easy to install if you have the right tools, and the company provides great support for do it yourselfers.




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