Fork revalve and rebuilding Stillwell or Dicks?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by CaptRick, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Scoutin Wyo

    Scoutin Wyo Adventurer

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    Please post the ride results and cost with Kreft 4cs!


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  2. COXR650L

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    Neal Hitchcock did my 4cs and he nailed it. It was too still stiff on the first revalve but he offered to do it again and it's spot on now.
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  3. BISHOP

    BISHOP Roadracer goes Dirt

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    It was $225 and that included a revalve as well.
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  4. Gordy

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    You had better contact them with that. There are a few options and I would hate to mis-lead you.
    However, from what I have found, to fix them right, there are no cheap options.
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  5. Gordy

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    Are you cheating on me again? You have air forks???? :dirtdog
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  6. enduro-ince

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    I do! And I love them so very much. I'm fine with how they are stock but I'm at 135 hours on them so time for some love. Factory suspension works in montrose is charging $180 for fork service with better than stock seals. Gonna go with him this time around. $350 for fork and shock service, seems reasonable.
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  7. BISHOP

    BISHOP Roadracer goes Dirt

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    I went straight to Kreft based on many stellar reviews so I don't have other 4CS tuner experience but based on many other reviews when it comes to 4CS tuning seems to be; Cheap or good, pick one....
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  8. Blakebird

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    Neil Hores aka Hitchcock Engineering
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  9. Greco

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    Javi from Trail Tricks is now with Highland Cycles. They have a $400 dirt bike special going on. $600 for ADV bikes. I haven't had any work done there, but its another in-state option.
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  10. scruffy

    scruffy Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't go near anything to do with Javi from Trail Tricks. He left a lot of unhappy customers when he left California.
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  11. Greco

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    I was unaware. Thanks for the info.
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  12. zzsean

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    If you live on the Western Slope I would be surprised if there was a better option than Greg Huffer at Factory Suspension Works (http://www.factorysuspensionworks.com/) Everyone (including myself) has been stoked about his work and his after service customer service following up with you to make sure you are happy.

    Greg is also one of those guys up in the mountains cutting out timber early summer on the trails we all love.
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  13. trailtrick

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    Lots o guys were unhappy .is always 2 sides o every history .i was out o the shop for a year before i decide to close it .My wife pass away in january o 2011 and i took a 15 months off only going to the shop every other month for couple weeks at time .
    guys got mad because i close it .but that is life .
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  14. wfv56

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    I will be very interested how your 4cs turns out. I have eyeballed Kreft a few times and chickened out.
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  15. Gordy

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    I posted this in the 300 thread yesterday:

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-ktm300-thread.540791/page-969#post-33366188

    Very pricey but I can tell you that it works! For me, it was take a big hit and get the bike working or take a huge hit and trade it on a newer one (and then probably still get the suspension worked on anyway).

    If you go with them, just be honest about how you ride and what you expect and they will try to make it fit.

    I've used them twice now with zero regrets.
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  16. MartiniUp

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    This!!!
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  17. MartiniUp

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    Your yard sounds like a lot of fun!
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  18. MartiniUp

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    Dick Wilks is NOT a Dale Carnegie graduate.
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  19. TooFast

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    Kreft 4CS fork mods start at $950 and go up from there :permazot , don't forget your shock mods :pep $$$
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  20. SLOspeed

    SLOspeed Been here awhile

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    I got the bike back together and did the Sierra Adventure Rally two weeks ago. It was two long days on the bike, a few hundred miles on and off-road, and (combined) probably a full day of black diamond and double black diamond trails. I'm very happy to report that my suspension finally works properly! The bike is very confidence inspiring on the pavement and on the trail. The bike feels balanced front-to-rear, and the fork has low-speed compliance that it never had before. It's a joy to ride over whoops and boulders. It jumps and lands very nicely, and wheelies very predictably. IMO, the spring rates, preload, and low-speed damping are spot-on. My only minor complaint is that there's a bit of harshness at higher speeds on washboards or sharp edges, so I'll probably ask them to take some high-speed damping out the next time they service the suspension. This is probably related to me using higher than normal tire pressures on the trail, so I can't really fault them for that. Overall, Stillwell has been a pleasure to work with and I'm very pleased with their work! The 690 suspension will go back to them when it's time to be serviced again, and I'll probably send them my 450 suspension for revalving over this winter.
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