1. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Oh Me Oh My Oh!

    My Superplush suspension is...Superplush!

    I had 1" taken out of my '04, revalved both ends, softer spring on the rear and...it's a miracle! It's "Loosely Tight".
    Coming from a street/roadrace background, I'm used to running a lot more damping. But now I'm learning to let it be loose, and it soaks up bumps like buttah, yet the chassis is still stable and dosen't pitch or wallow. Amazing.
    I hit some nasty's today while leaned way over and braced myself for the usual front end deflection, but...nothing happened. The bike tracked straight through, no kick, no deflection. I'm blown away! :clap
    I am however gonna experiment with fork springs. I'm 155 all geared up and running 6.0's...they were a band-aid to the front end blowing through it's travel due to no mid-valve damping, and now they're way too stiff. I've got 65mm of free sag and 85mm of rider sag!
    It's actually working great, I'd just like to get those numbers a little closer to normal.

    Good Stuff!!

    Thanks a Million, James!! :1drink
  2. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Amen, brother: an epiphany.

    Thanks, James! Can you work the same magic on my back?
  3. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Just when I thought I'd seen the best of what SPS had to offer I rode my 300 on some single track I've been riding for years. Holy shit! These guys know what they're doing. I kept wanting to pinch myself as bumps I knew would kick back disappeared as if I were dreaming.
  4. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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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! :clap
  5. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    I'm scared to touch 'em. Don't want to mess things up.
  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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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.
  7. ten_fiver

    ten_fiver Long timer

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    I wish I hadn't seen this thread. I'm sure my wife wishes I hadn't too.
  8. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    You'll be glad you saw it after you finally give in & throw down.

    Honest.
  9. ktmkevinm

    ktmkevinm Adventurer

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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.
    #1 Sidestand relocator
    #2 Super Plush
    Then go from there.
  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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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.
  11. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    What's not to love about it?

    ktm950se
  12. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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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.
  13. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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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.
  14. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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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.
  15. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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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.
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    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!
  17. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Just got mine back a few weeks ago....here is the reality of it...
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  18. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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    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.
  19. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Mine cost about the same give or take a few bucks.
  20. BillyD

    BillyD Been here awhile

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    As a motor guy, who spends looks of time trying to get the motor running just right, it pains me to admit that the best bang for the buck or hour invested comes from having a properly set-up suspension.

    As such, sending SPS my suspension is usually the very first thing I do once I get a new bike. I always pucker at the price upfront, but have never regretted it after the fact. I've gone lesser expensive routes in the past, but have come to appreciate the nuances over time.

    Works for me!