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I've just found out there is a local guy here in Canberra who is a reputedly a suspension wizard and who comes recommended by my trusted mechanic.
He has quoted me AUD$350 (ride in, ride out) to fit Racetech springs and revalve using the stock bits. A coupla questions, the first being to Aussie .orgers
1) is $350 a good price?
2) should I bother to get low friction bushes etc fitted while the forks are apart?
Budget is an issue which is one reason I'm not bothering with gold valves, the other being that I've heard mixed reports about them.
The bike has 17000 klm on it and stiction doesn't seem too bad to me. I do the odd track day, weekend scratching, commuting and a bit of touring.

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I've just found out there is a local guy here in Canberra who is a reputedly a suspension wizard and who comes recommended by my trusted mechanic.
He has quoted me AUD$350 (ride in, ride out) to fit Racetech springs and revalve using the stock bits. A coupla questions, the first being to Aussie .orgers
1) is $350 a good price?
2) should I bother to get low friction bushes etc fitted while the forks are apart?
Budget is an issue which is one reason I'm not bothering with gold valves, the other being that I've heard mixed reports about them.
The bike has 17000 klm on it and stiction doesn't seem too bad to me. I do the odd track day, weekend scratching, commuting and a bit of touring.
have you discovered the DK of down under?

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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have you discovered the DK of down under?
Here's hoping. The guy who recommended him is one of those mechanics who is a real find. You know, the kind of bloke who goes the extra mile to do it properly because he cares. After my VFR was totalled and was sitting in his yard waiting to be taken to the wrecks auction, I fired up the engine to hear that sweet V4 burble one last time and was about to turn it off when me said no, let it warm up properly first before you turn it off. Its better for the engine that way he says. Something about condensation and stuff. If the suspension guy has a similar thoroughness and concern with quality work that would be great.

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Here's hoping. The guy who recommended him is one of those mechanics who is a real find. You know, the kind of bloke who goes the extra mile to do it properly because he cares. After my VFR was totalled and was sitting in his yard waiting to be taken to the wrecks auction, I fired up the engine to hear that sweet V4 burble one last time and was about to turn it off when me said no, let it warm up properly first before you turn it off. Its better for the engine that way he says. Something about condensation and stuff. If the suspension guy has a similar thoroughness and concern with quality work that would be great.
damn that guy sounds pretty good if he's going to that length. thats love of bikes especially considering the bike was going to the wrecks auction.

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