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post #1 of 13 Old 03-20-2017, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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How to install Racetech Gold Compression valves

Ok so i havent managed to drop this how to onto the page complete with pictures so here is a word doc with it all on. I hope someone finds it useful.

Maybe someone could load onto the forum properly?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2...WswQ1FfU1g4MGc

Just for info i weight about 80kg, i have used stock springs, 5w fork oil which is the same as recommended by Suzuki, stock damper settings, no preload at all.

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Fair play, well executed.
Wish I had time to do this and actually ride the bike

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Fair play, well executed.
Wish I had time to do this and actually ride the bike

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This is one of the most incredible how-two write-ups I've seen...good job! It looks a lot more complicated than I was expecting - nothing like the DR650 and DL650 forks I've worked on.
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Really nice work. This would have taken some serious time and effort above and beyond just doing it for yourself. Speaking for myself as someone who often has to teach new concepts and technical skills to people in a niche field, thats a very well done doco.

For me, I can see many steps that I could possibly make a mess of that makes a full fork rebuild worth taking to the local guru's. What I will take from this is the tools I'll need for regular fluid changes. And keeping the forks fresh will make a bigger difference in the long run for my riding once its all dialed in.

Love your work and good on you for taking the time to help your fellow man. Cheers mate, love your work
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Well done Rob... Looks a lot more complicated than what I'm used to ie SV1000 forks...
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Your all welcome i hope it helps someone out
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One question (for now)...why do you need to drill another hole in a brand new part built just for these forks?

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One question (for now)...why do you need to drill another hole in a brand new part built just for these forks?

Ractech make the valve for many applications and some require a bleed and some dont, it just depends.
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Your all welcome i hope it helps someone out
Thanks for taking the time to document the steps so clearly. It certainly helped me out. Now I know that I am not interested in doing that myself. Thanks!

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