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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 01:40 AM
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I have to agree, TMOD knows his stuff. Just had TMOD rebuild my stock shock and when talking to him about your bike, decided to have him rebuild the shim stacks as well. I already have the .95 springs, but it's still just too quick on rebound and wants to dive on the brakes.
He went over some of the changes he's made in the shims and oil dialing in the forks. I think he's got it nailed. We set the sag and I haven't needed to make any adjustments. There should be quite a difference when you get it back.

Went out for a ride today and on one of the really bad roads (where they had saw cut and patched dozens of sections in the asphalt) I could enjoy the ride instead of having to be conscious of all the ridges and buckles. So nice for a change.
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Kit maybe this thread would be good in the Maintenance tips and tricks sub forum?

Just an idea, maybe to make it more accessible?

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Already there, Dave, see post #1!

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Already there, Dave, see post #1!
No, Kit that's a different thread. It details the process of upgrading or maintaining the forks and has always been in Maintenance Tips & Tricks forum.

This thread covers the popular options available to those wanting to upgrade. It would be helpful to have it somewhere where it can be easily found.

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This one's linked off of the other one.

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Thread resurrect -

with riding season coming back soon, I'm thinking about upgrading the suspenders on my '06 ST.

Does Champ's OP still pretty much cover the options?

I weigh about 165-170, so sounds like I can get away without a new spring in the rear, but I was wondering if a rebuild of the rear is still available from Racetech/Traxxion.

I guess I can reach out to them, but I've always trusted the collective wisdom of this place, particularly Champ's ridiculously thorough and clear posts.

Any suggestions appreciated. Would love to do the front as well, just not sure what I can justify spending on the Sprint being an 8 year old bike and all...

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I think you are safe with Champ's OP
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Usually a true statement. Checked out racetech, and yes, still available.

My other issue is now, maybe buy an aftermarket shock, so in the event I sell the bike, I can replace the stocker and sell the shock without much of a loss...they apparently hold their value pretty well...

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I've read most of this thread and have 2c handy about weird handling.
The sprint is only my second bike so I have nuff all experience in comparisons but I really couldn't corner with it for some time and couldn't work out if it was me or the bike.
A quick ride on another sprint had me grinning, it was the bike. Also the exclamation by the other rider that my bike tried to throw him off in every corner helped my ego.
So what were my upgrades?
First I matched his front clickers, was only about 2 or 3 clicks softer and a 80% improvement. Next stop I asked what tyre pressure he put in, mine was low so I put in 37/41 and wouldn't you know it now rides on rails.
So pretty cost effective upgrade for me!
I must test ride something with awesome stock suspension to see the difference one day, anyone got any suggestions on what I should try?
I have a great test corner close to home, nice mid speed corner on a slope, really nice line going up and down it but mid corner there is some black hole, can't be visualised vortex kink in the road surface. My little targa twists and creaks when it hits it and I couldn't hit it at any speed on the sprint initially. Now I can throw it into it, take all pressure off the controls and the sprint sorts itself out fine.
I really want to improve my riding and if suspension would help I'd be interested but wonder if my riding might improve more if I just learn to ride what I have?
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