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Old 03-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #76
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That how to do it . I also added a dense foam around the ends of the lower hardware of the tubes.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #77
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Got mine back today (Thanks James) and all looks are pristine as it was when i removed it from my street only SM. All was packaged well and no hard parts were touching other hard parts.

I had mine lowered, re-sprung and valved for sport street riding. Overall the forks are 10mm shorter and the shock is 13mm shorter. Also had the frozen rebound adjusters fixed on both forks and shock and added o-ring to each fork leg as a reference to how much travel is moving to allow fine tuning.



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Old 03-16-2012, 08:22 PM   #78
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how where the suspensions!
i'm very interested to find out how it worked!
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #79
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Mine is in transit back to me right now and should be here on Monday.

James and I spoke on the phone last week and I think we decided to go with some heavier springs (70s) and some more aggressive off road valving he's been working on (as well as a raise to 265mm).

I can't wait to see how it feels
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #80
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I finally got my shock & forks sent off last Wednesday.

I hope James or his minions have a sharp knife and some time & patience because they're packed like they're being shipped to Katmandu.

So, what's the turnaround time on this tend to be?
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #81
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I sent my forks off to SPS over the winter to have them revalved. I tried re-spring-ing myself which isn't that hard to do, until I found other problems inside, more than I wanted to tackle. I got them back in about 12 days in fine working order. No harmed nuts etc. There was a bit of oil on the rebound adjustment knob, but I wiped it up and it hasn't come back yet.

I haven't got to put he new suspension through it's paces yet, but on some easy/moderate dirt and road riding so far it seems good. With the valving done and .58 springs the fork finally feels similar to the shock, I have proper static sag at both ends now .

The only think I didn't like were the stickers. On my black bike, the colors/size was a bit obnoxious to me so next time I'll ask for no stickers. Another satisfied customer here.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #82
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I pre-asked that the stickers be put in the box instead of on the forks (since I have carbon tube covers, they'd just get covered anyways) and they arrived that way

I put the sticker on the rear shock


When you go from 210 to 265 this is the bag of bits you get back that have been replaced





As for turnaround.. I think my suspension got there on a Monday and they did it on Wednesday.. it shipped out on Thursday I got it the following Monday.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #83
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I pre-asked that the stickers be put in the box instead of on the forks.
So, how do you ask before you ask?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:57 AM   #84
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Hey if I still lived in Texas I'd have said "I was fixin' to pre-ask...".

So don't give me a hard time all-y'all...
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #85
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My last round of work at SP was having James up my springs from .54 to .64. Big difference. The bike is very balanced and I'm able to push it very hard offroad. With my current set up I do not feel the need for any changes. I just got my 300 forks done last week and can't wait to test em out in baja this coming weekend.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:21 AM   #86
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Just got an email from Zoe at SP, and my suspension is scheduled to go under the knife on the ninth.

She seemed rather apologetic that it would take till then.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:39 AM   #87
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FWIW...

When I talked with James, we talked about setting my bike up for heavy offroad (sometimes loaded with weekend camping gear) - going fast in the rocks; baby heads & such which is the norm here in Colorado. My Spring rate is .70kg/mm (Traxxion had put .85 kg/mm in there for mainly road use).

James also put in some "more offroad oriented valving" he has been experimenting with. I can't wait to try it (the suspension is back on the bike.. I just have to finish the other stuff I'm doing to it).
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #88
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Thanks for mentioning that, Geek-- it's in the rough stuff that I really don't like what this suspension does. I need to talk to James to make sure the setup is biased toward offroad use.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:01 AM   #89
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Did SPS change their philosophy on springs recently? In 2008 James recommended .54 kg/mm fork springs for my 990 adventure at a rider weight of 195 lbs. Now, they're recommending +70 kg/mm springs?

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When I talked with James, we talked about setting my bike up for heavy offroad (sometimes loaded with weekend camping gear) - going fast in the rocks; baby heads & such which is the norm here in Colorado. My Spring rate is .70kg/mm (Traxxion had put .85 kg/mm in there for mainly road use).

James also put in some "more offroad oriented valving" he has been experimenting with. I can't wait to try it (the suspension is back on the bike.. I just have to finish the other stuff I'm doing to it).
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #90
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I'm 225 + safari tanks + luggage = more mass = more spring?
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