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Old 05-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #106
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Oh yeah, I also have to mention: The adjusters actually DO something now! Before it was half a dozen clicks to maybe (not) make a change...now two clicks is a difference...man, I love it!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #107
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I'm scared to touch 'em. Don't want to mess things up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #108
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I did 100 miles of mixed gravel/slab/two-lane yesterday, and the Superplush revamp is one of the two most important mods I've done to the bike in terms of rideability. It, like the G2 throttle cam, is transformative and ESSENTIAL to the complete enjoyment of the 9X0, as far as I'm concerned.

The bike was much more predictable, and much more manageable when things got weird, like my riding ability had jumped a couple notches.

I believe the SP mods actually saved my ass on one stretch of gravel that was like ball bearings. The bike started weaving back & forth and continued to do so until I slowed to 25 mph, but I never felt like the bike was going to bite me, just that it was telling me quite firmly to slow down.

If I had the farkling to do over again, this would be second on my list.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #109
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I wish I hadn't seen this thread. I'm sure my wife wishes I hadn't too.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #110
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You'll be glad you saw it after you finally give in & throw down.

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Old 05-07-2012, 06:02 AM   #111
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I didn't want to share until I actually rode my 08 through some shat. Now I can say F---ing WOW!!!! Thanks James and the gang for the Love! I won't list all the mods to my bike but in hind-sight my priorities would change. To do it all over again.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #112
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If anyone is looking for Superplush suspension for an SE, drop me a pm.
I'm looking to trade for stock suspension, SP isnt for me.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:52 AM   #113
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What's not to love about it?

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #114
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Its too advanced for my lack of riding ability, I don't feel like I'm even scratching the surface. Guy like you though could probably use it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:17 AM   #115
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What did it run you guys for fork and shock revalving? The SP site quotes $250(forks) + $200(shock) + seals and oil. I read in another thread the total was around $700, which didn't jive to me.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #116
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Crankshaft, before you throw in the towel on your suspension give James a call. Explain what you like and dislike about your set up. You might be able to adjust things to your needs. Sag, clicker settings might be the fix. Don't know till you try.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:57 AM   #117
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What did it run you guys for fork and shock revalving? The SP site quotes $250(forks) + $200(shock) + seals and oil. I read in another thread the total was around $700, which didn't jive to me.
$700+ is the reality of a full tilt SPS set up. IMO the best money you can spend on one of the bikes if you plan to venture off the slab. I actually found the bike to work better everywhere. The front end doesnt dive everytime I think about braking anymore.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:57 AM   #118
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Crankshaft, before you throw in the towel on your suspension give James a call. Explain what you like and dislike about your set up. You might be able to adjust things to your needs. Sag, clicker settings might be the fix. Don't know till you try.
Sag is good, I've been all over the clickers. I rode a buddies SE and prefered it. Nothing against SP, we all have our preferences and I want to go in a different direction. I've talked to James, great guy!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #119
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What did it run you guys for fork and shock revalving? The SP site quotes $250(forks) + $200(shock) + seals and oil. I read in another thread the total was around $700, which didn't jive to me.
Just got mine back a few weeks ago....here is the reality of it...
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #120
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$700+ is the reality of a full tilt SPS set up. IMO the best money you can spend on one of the bikes if you plan to venture off the slab. I actually found the bike to work better everywhere. The front end doesnt dive everytime I think about braking anymore.
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Just got mine back a few weeks ago....here is the reality of it...
Thanks, that is helpful. I'm sure it's worth it. I just like to have a good idea of what things are going to cost so I don't get a big sticker shock when it's time to place the order.
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