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Offline antibus

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RaceTech Suspension Upgrade
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:34:42 pm »
I posted this C10 site by mistake so I am re-posting on the correct site. Recently I had a guy out of Idaho rebuild and re-spring my forks with Race Tech gold valves and tuned to my weight and riding style. He also made the stock rear shock serviceable by installing an NTG bolt and then further customized it to my weight and riding style. This was a less expensive option to me than the Traxion front end with a Penske shock.

My riding style is not aggressive. I do not race. Normally I carry about 30-40 lbs of gear commuting and I weigh 200 lbs. I wanted to firm up the Connie's responsiveness and feel in corners. After riding the Bun Cooler and putting 2500 miles on the suspension I can easily say it is exactly what I was looking for. The bike handles confidently in the corner, normal road bumps are less harsh and while the front end dive under braking was never too bad stock, even that is improved. The total cost for this was $1100 with shipping. Some people will still prefer the Traxion with Penske setup, however this option cost me less and I am very happy with the outcome.
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Re: RaceTech Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 01:36:40 pm »
Hey Anitbus,
That sounds like a good solution to a large money issue. Please share the contact info for the person who did your mods.
Cheers!
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Re: RaceTech Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 02:46:40 am »
Good point. His name is Jay and the business name is Adventure Power Sports home of Sasquatch Suspension. His website is: http://www.adventurepowersports.us/home.html

I was pointed to him when upgrading my Vstrom suspension and after talking with him on the phone riding on the suspension he upgraded for my Vstrom I asked him if he would try my Connie. The results for me are great and I liked the price point. I also called him a lot! His phone number is 208-631-0520.

I hope that helps!
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Re: RaceTech Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 02:02:41 pm »
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Re: RaceTech Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 04:17:50 am »
I tried the Race Tech earlier this year. I did the forks myself, sent the shock in for them to do it. I had always been curious about Race Tech, heard much about them. This was my first experience with the company.
The fork is really (really) good with the rebound and compression valves. (Race Tech offers both separately) The job was a bit of a bitch, as instructions are inexcusably bad. The result however, is remarkably good. The revalved fork is one of the better street forks I have ridden. Hard to believe they are the same units that came on the bike.
    The shock that they did is a bunch better than stock, but I would not quite call it excellent. The ratio of high speed compression to rebound seems out of calibration, there is always too much high speed compression vs rebound. It is absolutely livable though and provides a nice range of usable adjustment that the stock shock just did not have. ( I found the stock shock had just one setting that worked) The modified
shock maintains nice wheel control even at plush settings at speed. Worthwhile, absolutely.
Traction is better and much less drama in corners. The bike is gobs more satisfying to ride!

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Re: RaceTech Suspension Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 01:22:07 am »
Glad to hear you have a similar experience. I am no suspension guru, however I am very pleased with the performance for the money spent. I didn't have RaceTech
 to the work, rather I had a guy out of Idaho do the work with Racetech components. He worked on my Vstrom and I really liked his work.
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