Race Tech as an option on the fork?

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Race Tech as an option on the fork? I called Race tech today about the xtrainer forks. They have not seen the forks yet but I explained what they were. They would be interested in someone sending a set in so they could spec them out. They said they would need the forks for at least a couple weeks. I will see what else develops in the next 2 or 3 more months with other options on the forks. Once my riding season is over if there is no other new options I will likely send them to race tech. I am still considering stillwell as an option. I might revalve them myself in the next week since I already have all the shims and see how that works first. One question I have is does anybody have an accurate mark on the fork that shows where they bottom at. I have felt some hits where I think they might be bottoming out but I don't think they are actually bottoming out. Here is a picture of where the dirt line is on the fork during rides where I think it bottomed out. From fully extended that is only 8.25" of fork travel. I'm thinking I need to pull the forks apart to see why I'm not getting the full travel.

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    Ken! I know I may get beat up for mentioning Stillwell performance but Kevin & his bunch helped me out ! I was told by a couple o FC members that all they did was put a bandaid on the factory suspension! What I will tell ya is I went from completely bottoming this lite bike almost every time I rode it to a like it's actually fun to ride! If I would want the beefier suspension I woulda went w- a 300rr from the Gett go! If

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    Sorry, that was the response I received from Race Tech on using Gold Valves in the current xtraine suspension.

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    I did a little more research and it shows that we have done 3 x trainers. They were listed in the system as crosstrainers so I couldn''t find them in the search. These require light machining and can only have the gold valves installed in house.

    Mike Crow

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    A little update on this. I did put a zip tie on the fork. This is where my travel is now. Overall yesterdays ride was much improved. I readjusted the fork preload and rebound before i rode. I had it set at 3 clicks out from completely closed for rebound. Now it's at 11 clicks out. I had the preload turned in really far. Now it's set at two full turns in from all the way out. I was getting a lot of hard hits and deflections before and not using all the travel of the suspension. It felt a lot better yesterday. I do have a heavier spring but only one level up from what the spring chart says to use for my weight. Currently 202 lbs without gear.

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    I called Stillwell Performance today. I am still going to wait another month or two to see what develops.If nothing comes up before then I will probably have Stillwell just redo the forks in hope that will be good enough for my not so skilled riding style.

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    Cuarenta Uno

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    Mirar en 41 RACING.ES

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    Ken Michael you might want to see what Andriani come up with. They are working on something.

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    Yes and i did. I spent over $1500 into my suspension. Those forks are junk

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    I put the bleeders on mine, I have set my handlebars to the rear hole set so they are centred over the steering pivot

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    Those forks aren't worth putting any money into in my opinion

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    one of our first mods to the crosstrainer fork **scratches and damage done by owner***

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    Put a zip-ty around the fork leg to see how far your travel is.

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    i have a set of forks off my bike

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    What are they offering if someone sends them a set? Free work? I have mine off as i redid my suspension and changed tripples

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