raise forks

Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Sat Sep 12 13:04:12 PDT 2009


What oil are you running?  I used to run 20 weight for most weather
conditions with the damper rod forks no emulators.  It was just fine for me
and I was going faster than I am now. :)

On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net>wrote:

> Part of what I am dealing with is the shitty damper rod forks. Even with
> the small hole plugged...  When cold the forks are too stiff, when hot, too
> sloppy. 100 degrees at thill they bounce back so hard from a downward push
> they top out twice.  When cold they ease back nicely.  I will increase
> viscosity a bit.
>
> So the front end comes back up way too fast, which is why it carves nicely
> on trailing brake but pushes on trailing throttle I imagine.  Anyway I will
> add another 5 mm of fork raise and see what happens.  If it is worse I will
> back it off ten and see.  Just changing the oil may keep the front down
> enough.
>
> Ernie
>
>
>
> On Sep 12, 2009, at 8:07 AM, KC Gager wrote:
>
> Yep and I think I know where it is this time....
>>
>>
>>
>> The Home of A Sickness for Quickness
>> K.C.  Owner of BRG Racing Products and Dyno Services
>> kc at brgracing.com
>> Shop # 925-680-2560
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>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
>> Behalf Of Ernest Montague
>> Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 8:07 PM
>> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: raise forks
>>
>> KC:
>>
>> Is your shop still where it was last time I was out there?  It's been
>> awhile.
>>
>> :)
>>
>>
>> On Sep 11, 2009, at 8:03 PM, KC Gager wrote:
>>
>> Erne do you know what your geo numbers are. IE have you put digital
>>> angle
>>> gauge on the front end and swing arm to see what they are at. Other
>>> then
>>> starting there you can try this that and the other. I sure knowing you.
>>> You'll get it trying different stuff. But it would not hurt to base
>>> it. If
>>> you like I have a gauge at the shop. If you like stop by and we look
>>> at it.
>>> If I where to guess you swing arm is a bit flat and you need more
>>> angle it
>>> sounds like the front is good where it is at. But heck what do I
>>> know...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The Home of A Sickness for Quickness
>>> K.C.  Owner of BRG Racing Products and Dyno Services
>>> kc at brgracing.com
>>> Shop # 925-680-2560
>>> Toll Free # 1-877-ride-brg
>>> Address
>>> 110 2nd Ave South Unit D 12
>>> Pacheco Ca 94553
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
>>> Behalf Of Ernest Montague
>>> Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 6:38 PM
>>> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
>>> Subject: raise forks
>>>
>>> As long as I am trail braking I can plant the front end wherever I want
>>> it, T1 at Sears, T4, any turn with the front end with a bit of load.
>>> (Which makes me realize a bit more front rebound damping would also
>>> help. It's the long turns on the gas like the carousel where I have to
>>> work or really pick my line well to avoid drifting out.)
>>>
>>>
>>
>


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