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Anyone with experience or knowledge please chime in.

I'm going to be getting my GSXR forks gone through by a suspension guy soon, and am considering the Ohlins 20mm fork piston kit. Will that kit be a big improvement over stock? And how will it compare to getting it properly revalved? The reason I ask is because I can get the kit for quite a bit cheaper than he was quoting for a revalve, and if there will not be a whole lot of difference I'd rather just go with the kit.

I do a lot of commuting with some aggressive street riding, and plan to do a few track days in the future.
 

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Nothing to do with them being USD or RSU. They both are essentially the same in how they work.

You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two if you were blind folded and had no idea what you were getting on if they are both set up. Being a mere mortal, not rossi.
 

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Sorta, but you sorta got it too.

Valve kits typically offer improved damping curves for the bikes they were built for and are pretty much drop in ready... Or at least have information on how to set them up for your bike. Problem is... The manufacture has no info on swapped front ends and can't give you any good starting points. So you take a best guess and iteratively change the shim stack until you get it right. That's where the extra cost comes in to properly valve a converted suspension.

Just for kicks, I talked to the local suspension guy about installing and setting up a goldvalve on the ZX10 shock I'm using. He said normally... $300ish but with the extra Time and labor of it would be around $500
 
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