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Offline kd50

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Do I need air?
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:17:59 pm »
So over the winter I upgraded the front and rear suspension on my 86. I installed Race Tech springs and emulators up front and my question is do I still need to add air to the front end? I can NOT find an answer anyplace for this. I have added 10psi and also ran it with no air. Other than some stiction from the fork brace which I think I may have to loosen or something, it feels firm and planted. The suspension kit also came with longer return springs which lowered the front end an inch, which I love. Far quicker turn in. Any help with this would be appreciated.
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Re: Do I need air?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 02:17:47 pm »
I think if your getting the correct sag with no air you are good to go. IIRC the air is supposed to be at around only 7.5 psi anyway. I would guess that Race-tech would have designed the kit for use without air, but you would have to ask to be sure.

I have Race-Tech springs and emulators in my '01 but of course that did not have air to begin with. And, of course keep in mind no air really means ambient air pressure with the fork extended.

Does Race-Tech sell different parts for the air and no air forks?

If you are getting stiction with a fork brace, it isn't installed correctly. It is either pulling the tubes together, in which case they need shimming, or spreading them out, which means the brace needs to have some material removed.
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