raise forks

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 13 12:58:01 PDT 2009


I'm sure there is a more elegant phrase.. Maybe turning a sow's ear 
into a paper towel.


On Sep 13, 2009, at 10:58 AM, KC Gager wrote:

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