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Old 09-14-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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R 100 GS PD front suspension mods

I'm here to see if any other off-road oriented airhead GS riders have modified their front ends. I have a Fox shock on the rear which is good but the Racetech emulators on the front don't work that well. I plow into everything, soak up nothing, and then the rear takes a big hit and it's not easy in the way technical stuff.

There's a White Power front fork kit for the R 100, but it's over THREE GRAND. Anyone got that? I'd love to hear if it's worth it. Or anything about other front suspension systems for the R 100 GS if anyone has done aftermarket mods.

Thx....I keep hearing 'they ain't dirtbikes' but that doesn't seem to stop me for some godawful wallet-depleting reason.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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youre dirt biking a GS and you live within a hundred miles of me?

since when?

I could've swore I was the only one around! We'll have to swap some dirt.

I have a racetech I'm going to put in after all the other goofy shit gets finished.. but all the front mods I know of, besides the fork brace, front springs and heavy fork oil are $$$.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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on a g/s

I assume you could do the same?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125973
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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My opinion of the racetech (hope you don't have two in there!) emulators is much different, and I think they make the front end significantly better off-road then stock, but I agree an R100GS will never act like a true, modern dirtbike.

1.Are you using the stock springs ? (the popular opinion is that non-stock progressively wound springs hurt the action of the valves.
2. Did you drill out your fork stanchions hole? If not the valves wouldn't work
3. What fork oil are you running?

for reference...

http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling...lve/index.html

Solo Lobo

[quote=Logo]the Racetech emulators on the front don't work that well. I plow into everything, soak up nothing, and then the rear takes a big hit and it's not easy in the way technical stuff.quote]
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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if you are only installing one race tech valve and ordered two, I will buy the other for a fair price. (half or around and shipping)
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
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if you are only installing one race tech valve and ordered two, I will buy the other for a fair price. (half or around and shipping)
talking to me? I am open to that, but dont want to hold you up if youre doing it soon. I might not get to this until closer to the snows. Dont want to get rid of the spare until I know I havent fuct up the first.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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Not possible to screw up the valve, it just drops into the fork tube...

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Dont want to get rid of the spare until I know I havent fuct up the first.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:15 AM   #8
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Has anyone figured out what racetech emulator will work in a g/s? I know it's been done but racetech has never been any help. There was a guy out a CAL BMW that did them but he's gone. JT
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Solo? if I may? I still have your message lying around:

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yup, cartridge emulator is correct, but the part number they list isn't what I have. The reference I using is this one:

http://www.gunsmoke.com/scot/r100gs/gold_valve/

and the racetech part number is FEGV S3802.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:02 PM   #10
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Ahh grasshopper, but the question is for G/S and not GS....

I woukld guess if you called racetech, and knew the ID of the fork tubes, and told them you want the same specs as the one above, but with an ID les than whatevere the G/S has they could set you up... and I think you need to valves for a G/S????

I think Roma posted something about this one time...

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Old 09-14-2006, 12:46 PM   #11
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Ahh very wise, solo.

youre the man!
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:54 PM   #12
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anybody up for splitting a pair of race tech gold valves for the GS?
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:24 PM   #13
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one more stupid question

do the GS forks have fork seals that I will need to replace if switching out the springs? I have sort of read around in here, but it appeared to be a confusing subject for a retard such as myself
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:59 PM   #14
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Question GS or G/S

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Ahh grasshopper, but the question is for G/S and not GS....

I woukld guess if you called racetech, and knew the ID of the fork tubes, and told them you want the same specs as the one above, but with an ID les than whatevere the G/S has they could set you up... and I think you need to valves for a G/S????

I think Roma posted something about this one time...

SL
What is a G/S? I have a early 90 R100PD and a 91 R100GS. What does a G/S look like. I need a visual please.
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:19 PM   #15
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I guess a G/S has the monolever.
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