raise forks

KC Gager kc at brgracing.com
Sun Sep 13 10:58:47 PDT 2009


Hum polishing a turd comes to mind here....  :-)

 
 
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K.C.  Owner of BRG Racing Products and Dyno Services
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-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Ernest Montague
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:52 AM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: Re: raise forks

KC, no shite.  It is a pile of junk and I am surprised it works most of 
the time.  I want to leave the stock forks on so I will probably go 
with F3 cartridges or traxxion internals..  Anyway today I am going to 
freshen up the oil it's a year and half old.

E


On Sep 13, 2009, at 10:46 AM, KC Gager wrote:

> Well looks to me like you know what the problem is Ernie. You're 
> trying to
> make chicken salad out of chicken shit. The stock front end is made by 
> the
> lowest bidder. There has been bitching going on since they came out in 
> 99
> and nothing has change.  The best I've seen is 30 w motor oil in I 
> think Z
> came up with that one. I have a GSXR front end at the shop that should 
> fit.
> I'll make you a smooth deal :-)
>
> 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: Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:24 AM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: raise forks
>
> 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
>> 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 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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