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post #31 of 134 Old 12-22-2016, 08:08 AM
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I think my mechanic said the springs I ordered are like 140 for the pair. He said because I'm fat and the springs are set for fatties like me they cost a little more lol
Lmaooooo. Dude I can't believe racetech sent the wrong spring for my 636

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you guys should have gone through amazon or ebay, I found some for 108$ with free shipping. Even Hard Racing has better prices than that.

https://www.amazon.com/Race-Tech-For...=FRSP+S3625110


BTW @Felixthecat if you don't need your stock springs when you swap them maybe you can sell them to me since I need the 0.95's .
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Lmaooooo. Dude I can't believe racetech sent the wrong spring for my 636
I can............. they sent me springs that didn't even fit inside the fork tubes for a Concours1400 and then sent me springs that were still too big OD and rubbed hard to replace them

I never buy anything Racetech since that............they wouldn't even take those back, assholes................

As far as as the OP shock............. I like Penske and have many riders on them and own one myself........Very happy with them,

I am not enamoured with ELKA, mostly because their springs are different than everyone elses and the parts for rebuild/refresh cost more too--as far as function....... can really tell a difference

Ohlins, been alright and had them on a few of my racebikes in the 80's & 90's but other than a couple R6 guys on them currently........ I have not tried any of their line since then, so I expect they have come a long way since "back in the day"

Ktech.....only know one person on their suspension, but I have not ridden the bike---but he sure raves about it...........But worn out used up improperly set up stock to good, well set up aftermarket, everybody pretty much raves about it.........
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you guys should have gone through amazon or ebay, I found some for 108$ with free shipping. Even Hard Racing has better prices than that.

https://www.amazon.com/Race-Tech-For...=FRSP+S3625110


BTW @Felixthecat if you don't need your stock springs when you swap them maybe you can sell them to me since I need the 0.95's .
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Got my stuff ready for the fork spring change and well Ima do the spark plugs as well!
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Just finished the service and well it's not terribly difficult! Certain tools help out tremendously! Thank you to JD41 for letting me borrow the tools! Those tools were the racetech rod guide case tool http://www.racetech.com/images/TFCH06_top_SMALL_159.jpg and fork cap wrench.

What I was able to get by without is a vise by loosening up the cap while it's on the forks. It took two of of us unscrew the rod guide screw and to torque it back on. Mostly because I had to mcgiver a way to hold the bottom of the forks so they don't move when I try to loosen and torque it. Having a vise is extremely helpful. For the fluid I used a bottle of Gatorade to dump the old fluid into and mark how much came out. Then I dump the old fluid out and filed it to the mark I made with new fluid and used that as a measure. Hopefully I did everything right lol. Which I'm pretty sure I did lol
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Just finished the service and well it's not terribly difficult! Certain tools help out tremendously! Thank you to JD41 for letting me borrow the tools! Those tools were the racetech rod guide case tool http://www.racetech.com/images/TFCH06_top_SMALL_159.jpg and fork cap wrench.

What I was able to get by without is a vise by loosening up the cap while it's on the forks. It took two of of us unscrew the rod guide screw and to torque it back on. Mostly because I had to mcgiver a way to hold the bottom of the forks so they don't move when I try to loosen and torque it. Having a vise is extremely helpful. For the fluid I used a bottle of Gatorade to dump the old fluid into and mark how much came out. Then I dump the old fluid out and filed it to the mark I made with new fluid and used that as a measure. Hopefully I did everything right lol. Which I'm pretty sure I did lol
See! What I tell ya?

Saved some money and learned something in the process, and didn't fuck anything up (hopefully). So it's a win-win!
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See! What I tell ya?

Saved some money and learned something in the process, and didn't fuck anything up (hopefully). So it's a win-win!
The racetech spring were a little bit longer than the oem ones but everything fit perfectly so I don't think there was a issue there. They did throw in some aluminum tubing and some washer/spacers thing but since the old stuff didn't have them I didn't use them I literally just replaced the spring and like I said everything fit perfectly. Haha
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Awesome. I'm glad it went well @Felixthecat . I'm pretty pumped up to do mine too .

How much oil did you use? I wasn't sure whether to order 1 or 2 bottles of 1 liter (33oz)

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Awesome. I'm glad it went well @Felixthecat . I'm pretty pumped up to do mine too .

How much oil did you use? I wasn't sure whether to order 1 or 2 bottles of 1 liter (33oz)
Took my forks 1 liter(33 oz). I still have extra haha. I just used whatever fluid my mechanic had in stock, turned out to be rockoil hi performance fork oil. He had all the weights but he said if I go up weight a little it might help with the dampening. Not too much but more than stock. I believe stock is 5wt. I used 7.5wt
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Money aside - which suspension setup would you go with? K-Tech IDS 25mm cartridge or Ohlins 30mm NIX cartridges? Both are good, but I'm reaching out to you guys for feedback and advice.
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Whichever one has more adjustability! At my skill level I ain't putting them to work lol
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Yeah at our level it should pretty much be all about the cost and the support available. If you don't have anyone in your area that knows anything about K-tech but they know Ohlins and pricing is relatively similar, I'd go with Ohlins. If it was the other way around, I'd go with K-tech. If you plan on doing everything yourself and you have the knowledge and tools to work on both brands, then it should be pretty much all about cost. Unless you're a WSBK rider you probably won't tell the difference as long as both are setup well for you.
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I've been eyeing this kit (Matris)due to the current euro exchange rate

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I should be able to get the rear shock off like this right?



Last time I did this was when I was parting out the 07 ZX6R I had and all I remember was just hooking the tail up to the ceilings beams.

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