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Offline RobZ900

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2019, 08:45:46 PM »
Really need to get something done with mine. Was practicing emergency stops the other week, getting progressively more aggressive with the front brake to the point of the ABS kicking in. The amount of fork dive is ridiculous! During one stop, it felt low enough that I was going to grind the underside of the headlight on the tarmac lol.
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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2019, 01:05:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
Really need to get something done with mine. Was practicing emergency stops the other week, getting progressively more aggressive with the front brake to the point of the ABS kicking in. The amount of fork dive is ridiculous! During one stop, it felt low enough that I was going to grind the underside of the headlight on the tarmac lol.
You're a big boy, right? You definitely need new springs.

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2019, 01:07:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by Forks-by-Matt [+]
Any pics of the rebuilt OE shock? I'm curious where he put the nipple. Glad the setup is working great. The OE stuff is just sad, so sad...
Matt, what would I be looking for? A nipple to recharge the shock?
I just looked at it, there's nothing on it.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 01:23:53 AM by zed9 »

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2019, 01:17:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
Matt, what would I be looking for? A nipple to recharge the shock?
Yup. To revalve he would have had to decompress the gas. But to pressurize there would need to be a Shraeder valve or something along those lines. It should be very obvious.
Good suspension doesn't have to be expensive.

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2019, 01:24:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by Forks-by-Matt [+]
Yup. To revalve he would have had to decompress the gas. But to pressurize there would need to be a Shraeder valve or something along those lines. It should be very obvious.
Nope nothing. How else could he recharge the shock?

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2019, 01:32:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
Nope nothing. How else could he recharge the shock?
Huh... internal bladder comes to mind. I'm not well versed in tricks to do OE shock rebuilds that aren't already rebuildable - just forks. My guy who does do a lot of them did one Z shock and said, no more, because there was very little accessible meat in the body to install the valve. Guess you'll have to Daugherty how he did it.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 01:34:20 AM by Forks-by-Matt »
Good suspension doesn't have to be expensive.

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2019, 01:42:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Forks-by-Matt [+]
Huh... internal bladder comes to mind. I'm not well versed in tricks to do OE shock rebuilds that aren't already rebuildable - just forks. My guy who does do a lot of them did one Z shock and said, no more, because there was very little accessible meat in the body to install the valve. Guess you'll have to Daugherty how he did it.
I want to drop him an email to let him know things worked out alright. I'll ask him how he recharged it.

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2019, 04:36:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
You're a big boy, right? You definitely need new springs.

Yup, 252lbs/114kgs in my boxers. Definitely need springs and a revalve at least.
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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2019, 02:15:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
Yup, 252lbs/114kgs in my boxers. Definitely need springs and a revalve at least.
If I'm not mistaken, you can change your springs leaving your forks on the bike. You'd have to support it and it would be messy.
Ask Matt about it.

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Re: Pending Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2019, 02:55:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
Yup, 252lbs/114kgs in my boxers. Definitely need springs and a revalve at least.
Nearly double my weight!  :008: