I had no success with the search, so here's the question. I want to firm up the front a bit with some progressive springs. Is there anyone who is making springs for the 05 ST?
I feel better, I thought I was the only one who had to get the 1.0 springs! :-DThey came right in where they should with about 15mm free sag, and 30mm static sag. Being on the large side at 215 I bought 1kg/mm which is what they recommended for the Sprint and my weight.
If you do get that set of Penskes, can I have the extra one?Gold valves next, and maybe a set of Penskes?
Well, the race techs do the job very well. Much better low speed support and it no longer heads south under heavy braking. But the bike definitely needs a gold valve. It is still extremely harsh on high speed bumps, as it was with the original springs.On 2006-11-17 22:52, Yimm wrote:
I just added a set of Race Techs to my '06 Sprint. It's a bit late for a ride tonight, but I can't wait to get out and try them out tomorrow. I can already tell they're way stiffer than the stockers. They were way too soft for my liking and dove like mad under heavy braking. I have tried progressives in the past and don't like them much.
It's a simple job. Took about 2 hours. I used a pipe cutter and it cut the spacers dead square. After cutting I deburred to make sure no swarf ends up in the oil.
They came right in where they should with about 15mm free sag, and 30mm static sag. Being on the large side at 215 I bought 1kg/mm which is what they recommended for the Sprint and my weight.
So we'll see in the morning.
Gold valves next, and maybe a set of Penskes?
Thanks Rodney ole troutOn 2006-11-19 09:45, rodneybrown wrote:
Since you are on an 04 your situation is significantly different than the 05+ boys. They have cartridge forks and use a Gold Valve. Your's has a Gold Valve "EMULATOR" and requires pulling out the damping rod and drilling them. I know you don't do most of your own wrenching, but replacing the springs is much cheaper, easier and can show significant results WITHOUT the emulators. As I mentioned in a previous post, I use HyperPro springs (and have the RT emulators too all of which I installed myself). You can just pull the old springs, top the oil off because you will lose some and you want to add a bit too, then pop in the new springs. All of this can be done in less than an hour and it AIN'T rocket science. If you don't like it, you can put the stocks back in. You can also tweak it by adding emulators and/or changing fork.
The race tech 1kg/mm may not be enough for your size. But you can try them and see what you think. They may be fine. Everyone is different.On 2006-11-20 22:05, gamecock wrote:
RodneyBrown and others
Looking for a cure for the brake dive and wallowing on my '02 Sprint. Race Tech comes highly recommended. I am 6'4" 235 pounds. The bike isnt as stable or composed as I think it should be. Would you just get the springs or the emulators too? Thanks for any input. I hear that when I do the front it will make me want to do the rear next as it makes that the weak spot!