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Going to start this soon so I need all the information I can get before the mod session starts.

1. Do I need to take off the front forks if I plan to mod the Damping Rod with the RaceTech Fork Emulator Kit? *going to change springs with Sonic springs to help site supporter* and get some oil also, what do you recommend for oil weight and spring rates and why?

2. Getting the ZX14 shock to do this as it is same height as stock shock and is fully adjustable with no cutting, do I need anything to go with this bolts, mounts or anything just so I don't have it all apart and then need something else as this is my only way to work?

I weight 180 - 200 maybe 190 - 210 with full gear and I'm close to work but I do go on bike rides twice a week in the canyons and twisties.

Plan on getting the Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires 120/60/17 and 170/60/17, any advice on this I will listen to but will not just agree, please give a good reason for brand or size, not just get them you will love them thats not a reason.
 

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Oh and how about this place Traxxion Dynamics for the SV 650 "Drop-In" Damper Rod Kit?

Also seen that RaceTech has a drop in kit G2-R 25 mm CARTRIDGE KITS anyone know the price on them, as they state to call on the web-site.

What would be the easy, fast and best way to get this done out of the three different ways.
 

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Answers to your ?'s:

1. yes, will have to remove the forks. You will have to remove then anyways to install the springs. If you want the ins/outs of spring rates/oil then talk to rich when you order the parts. He'll give you 2 options based on whether you riding aggressively or not.

2. Should just bolt on.

3. There are a thousand tire threads here. Do some research on your own if you don't want to hear people's opinions on why they liked/didn't like it.
 

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3. There are a thousand tire threads here. Do some research on your own if you don't want to hear people's opinions on why they liked/didn't like it.
I mean alot of people say stupid things about tires that make no point on getting them as I looked over the tire threads, I just want a good reason to get them or not to get them as I want good answers here and not having to search to keep going to different threads to find them answers in a pile of dumb answers, for the popular brands like pilot powers and so forth or for size and such I would like feedback for and spec info if possible... thanks for the information or the other ?'s.

*Reminder Note* Need 55mm bolt for the rear shock.
 

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Yes, you need to disassemble the forks completely to put Emus in (to do it right that is). Find posts by me where I swapped out to the Traxxion kit.
Oh and on the emulator for the front forks is this really necessary or can I just go with new springs and heavier oil, as I do alot of canyon and twisties?
 

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Oh and on the emulator for the front forks is this really necessary or can I just go with new springs and heavier oil, as I do alot of canyon and twisties?
You can do just springs and oil first, and see how you like it. In my experience, the emulators help some but don't make a huge difference.
 

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You can do just springs and oil first, and see how you like it. In my experience, the emulators help some but don't make a huge difference.
+1. I think that if you wanted the ability to tune your forks the Emus are a good means to do this easily enough, but for the average street rider you may be able to use that money and time for something else.
 

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You can do just springs and oil first, and see how you like it. In my experience, the emulators help some but don't make a huge difference.
+1 i run just the springs and 20wt oil but i have put the emulators on previous bikes and unless you really need to dial your stuff in for the track you probably wont notice a huge difference with them in imo. You will love that zx14 shock because it makes the ride so much smoother because you arent riding around with your suspension compressed all the time.
 

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You will love that zx14 shock because it makes the ride so much smoother because you arent riding around with your suspension compressed all the time.
Yea I noticed that alot when I hit rail road tracks when I go to stand abit to not kill my nuts that it follows me to much like thier compressed 3/4 %
 

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Yea that was my thoughts on it so I got it just now.

Now all I need to do is order my springs and oil from rich soon here, just have to make sure I have the cash before I continue as I need my next check to balance my bills first.
 

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Had the shop do the work was lazy and had to much to do so I will get it back shortly and take pictures and go for a short ride to see how it feels now, thanks Rich for the quick and easy fix for my front forks.

Only cost me $150 to mount the rear shock and change out the oil and springs in the front.
 

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With the new shock and springs it is so much better, for $350, $200 without a shop putting it in is way better then stock and I ride much better now and feel alot better doing it also.



Plus no more stock white spring cover so now it is alot better to look at too.
 
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