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Old June 4th, 2015, 06:56 AM   #1
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Race Tech, Worth Doing?

hey crew,
thinking of doing a full service on my Forks on the Strada.

Anyone do this yet? price seems reasonable, $720.

thoughts?

thanks much in advance
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Old June 4th, 2015, 08:06 AM   #2
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IMHO they are very good at what they do. I haven't chosen which way to go for my 13' HS forks yet (and it's now middle of riding season...), but I had Racetech front and rear rebuilds on my 900 SS and I was really very pleased. Make sure you get it set up for your weight and for your own riding preferences.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 08:51 AM   #3
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Search. Zippy49 has RT front end. He's written about it extensively in the suspension threads.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 09:17 AM   #4
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I'd go Traxxion AK-20 if you're spending that much.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 10:22 AM   #5
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I'd go Traxxion AK-20 if you're spending that much.
never heard of them. thank you
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Old June 4th, 2015, 10:43 AM   #6
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I'd go Traxxion AK-20 if you're spending that much.
Doesn't appear they have anything for the Motard or the Strada, at least according to their site.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 01:17 PM   #7
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Doesn't appear they have anything for the Motard or the Strada, at least according to their site.
If you contact them they have done a few of our bikes. It requires machining the fork to let them use their cartridge and costs a bit more but the results are far better than what you can achieve by doing changes to the stock cartridge or adding stuff to it.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 01:24 PM   #8
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Got it. Thanks. I knew our forks were assembled in such a way to make modification more difficult than normal.
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Old June 5th, 2015, 11:45 AM   #9
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If you contact them they have done a few of our bikes. It requires machining the fork to let them use their cartridge and costs a bit more but the results are far better than what you can achieve by doing changes to the stock cartridge or adding stuff to it.
"A bit?" That's a pretty big "bit." The RT setup included a Gold Valve and the mount for it also required machining. Not sure why they want $220 more than I paid but that may include shipping. Or removal from the bike. And unless you've compared the two back-to-back, you can't really comment on relative results.

I'm 100% satisfied with my setup. Traxxion makes good, race-spec stuff, but I don't need it on this bike. It's overkill.
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Old June 5th, 2015, 02:11 PM   #10
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"A bit?" That's a pretty big "bit." The RT setup included a Gold Valve and the mount for it also required machining. Not sure why they want $220 more than I paid but that may include shipping. Or removal from the bike. And unless you've compared the two back-to-back, you can't really comment on relative results.

I'm 100% satisfied with my setup. Traxxion makes good, race-spec stuff, but I don't need it on this bike. It's overkill.
I was just saying, for a few hundred more you can have entirely new, serviceable cartridges with external adjustments in each leg. I haven't use either one. I'm sure they're both miles better than stock
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