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1000RR Forks Being Revalved as We Speak

Dans got em apart. Prognosis so far.

1) Tons of stiction, required mega polishing
2) 1.0k springs will replace the stock whatevers
3) Dan has yet to Open up the cartridges, so mo news on valving comes later

They will be finished Today---and my Ohlins rear shock will be in tomorrow---hehhehehehe
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Re: 1000RR Forks Being Revalved as We Speak

cool, sounds like Dan got his first set of forks (been waiting to send mine in, but I need a running bike first ). Let us know what else he does to them
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(been waiting to send mine in, but I need a running bike first ).
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RC is torn apart for the last round of upgrades
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You must have mis-typed....It looks like you typed "last" when surely you meant "latest"
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You must have mis-typed....It looks like you typed "last" when surely you meant "latest"

Naw, he must mean last, we all know the RC51 is played out.



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You must have mis-typed....It looks like you typed "last" when surely you meant "latest"
No I meant last, I've spent enough, time to move on
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No I meant last, I've spent enough, time to move on


wow....nuthin to say but.....wow

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Are the forks 1000 forks really that bad??? Wow, you'd think the stuff would be good??? I guess Honda doesn't put much effort into suspension ever
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Are the forks 1000 forks really that bad??? Wow, you'd think the stuff would be good??? I guess Honda doesn't put much effort into suspension ever
If you're trying to hit a price point you go for "good enough". Ducati, Aprillia, and others throw Ohlins on as stock, but look at what they charge for entry.

The GSXR-K, the ZX-10 and R1 all have to hit certain price points too (~$10K) so they are comparable, better in some areas, worse in others. If the CBR K RR's front end was awful, just how is it that all the reviewer's are praising it's "carved from billet" stability?

It's all relative.

Is anyone going to put Ohlins on theirs? How much is Dan charging for this service? Would it make better sense to put $3K (2K front, 1K rear) into a total Ohlins suspension?
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Is anyone going to put Ohlins on theirs? How much is Dan charging for this service? Would it make better sense to put $3K (2K front, 1K rear) into a total Ohlins suspension?
I have Ohlins on order from Dan, these forks are a stop-gap as I will be taking it out on the track next Tues, Wends, Sund and racing it at the end of the month. So for aggressive street riding is the revalving required--NO, is it preferred yes. For very aggressive track riding/racing at my 220lb weight--yes, its a requirement.

Having said all that, MOST of the really fast AFM guys just revalve the factory suspension---for me, I think its more cost effective in the long-run to go with the the Ohlins, and if they were available Today, I would bypass the revalve--but they are not, no sense in wadding a 11K bike to cheap out on $430 revalving
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If you're trying to hit a price point you go for "good enough". Ducati, Aprillia, and others throw Ohlins on as stock, but look at what they charge for entry.
Sorry to split hairs, but Ducati uses Showa up front and Ohlins in the rear on the 998 and Showa all around on the 999 (if that is the model you are using for comparison). Although, there isnt much of a comparison when you factor in the valve lash adjustment every 6k miles! That was the deal breaker for me.
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Sorry to split hairs, but Ducati uses Showa up front and Ohlins in the rear on the 998 and Showa all around on the 999 (if that is the model you are using for comparison). Although, there isnt much of a comparison when you factor in the valve lash adjustment every 6k miles! That was the deal breaker for me.
Ducati 749/999 use Ohlins all the way if you select the correct letter (like R) as a type-postfix
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Ducati 749/999 use Ohlins all the way if you select the correct letter (like R) as a type-postfix
Now that is not fair. There is no comparison between a race prepped bike (999R) and a mass-produced bike (CBR1000 or 999), much less the cost ($32k, versus $11k/18k).
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If you're trying to hit a price point you go for "good enough". Ducati, Aprillia, and others throw Ohlins on as stock, but look at what they charge for entry.

The GSXR-K, the ZX-10 and R1 all have to hit certain price points too (~$10K) so they are comparable, better in some areas, worse in others. If the CBR K RR's front end was awful, just how is it that all the reviewer's are praising it's "carved from billet" stability?

It's all relative.
1K forks no good? how could you know already? You realise that forks need a few k's before they bed in properly. How many k's has ur chariot done so far? Couldnt be a heap being so new. Seems a bit pre-emptive to be mucking about before they get a chance to work properly.....but I guess u yanks like it pre-emptive hehehe Honda use showa gear on their bikes dont they? Showa make the good gear.

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