Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by Diabolus » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:44 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:if you are in a hurry and don't have time to wait for oil order you can make your own 7.5wt by mixing equal quantities of 5 and 10 wt
good tip, its on order now I can wait .
once the front end is back in im going to service the rear shock linkage is there anything thats going
to go wrong or is it straight forward enough-lol
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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by VTRDark » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:54 pm

going to service the rear shock linkage is there anything thats going
to go wrong or is it straight forward enough-lol
Good to see you have your sense of humour back. :plainsmile Lets hope you don't have any badly seized bolts otherwise heat and big hammer may be required.

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by Diabolus » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:37 am

Diabolus wrote:after pricing up hammerite + undercoat for Hammerite approx £20 + time and the weathers cold for spraying (would need to heat my workspace) fumes ect....
I've decided to get the fork lowers powder coated by http://www.classic-coatings.co.uk/ I took the parts to show them exactly where to coat and where not too, he quoted me £30 for the pair in matt black :thumbup:
Should be done by next wednesday will post some pics :)
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Old fork lowers finished in tatty silver paint.

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I was very pleased with the finish of the powdercoating he got the top edge exactly how i wanted it.

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Heres the stock progressive, as you can see it appears to be made out of an old coat hanger and also needs a 100mm spacer! Its no wonder they bottom out so easily!

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The hyper-pro progressive springs have a more forged look to them and are the full 410mm in length and require no spacer.

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Nearly done, rebuilt with hyper-pro progressive springs new seals and hyper-pro 7.5w fork oil. My facebook friends will know I had some trouble with the damper hex bolt but it was sorted with help of a friend and an air impact wrench.

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back on the bike they look great.
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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by countrymick » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:53 pm

fork springs!!!whats the best recomondation boys.
linier or progressive???
I know linier are always best racing fit but what about road???
ive never tried progressive and the standard ones don't inspire much confidence
any opinions appreciated chears :thumbup:

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by Wicky » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:57 pm

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countrymick wrote:fork springs!!!whats the best recomondation boys.
linier or progressive???
I know linier are always best racing fit but what about road???
ive never tried progressive and the standard ones don't inspire much confidence
any opinions appreciated chears :thumbup:
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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by countrymick » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:20 pm

cheers wicky.im just after a bit of feed back here before I take the plunge.so I can get best possible set up.
one final question.will carls damper mods work with progressive or will they be best with the linear he used???

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by VTRDark » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:22 pm

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back on the bike they look great.
Looks fantastic. :thumbup:

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by Diabolus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:56 pm

cybercarl wrote:
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back on the bike they look great.
Looks fantastic. :thumbup:

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:D :D :D i would prefer some gold fork caps like yours carl :idea:
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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by VTRDark » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:17 pm

I sprayed them at first but it didn't hold, well, I spilt brake fluid on them :eek2 I ended up getting some off some later model forks which are anodised. :biggrin

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by fabiostar » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm

well i followed that guide as i hate forks but i have to say a big cheers carl . time for a beer :beer:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by VTRDark » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:51 pm

Excellent glad the write up/pics helped. :thumbup:

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by budd » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:20 am

countrymick wrote:fork springs!!!whats the best recomondation boys.
linier or progressive???
I know linier are always best racing fit but what about road???
ive never tried progressive and the standard ones don't inspire much confidence
any opinions appreciated chears :thumbup:
I have a pr of Yacugar progressive springs (pretty much indentical to Hyperpro) for sale if your still thinking about taking the plunge, see For sale section, or PM me for details,
in a nut shell linear springs are best for racing, trackdays and v fast road riding where the roads are smooth and in good condition (prefrebly with no speed limits), think Isle of Man mountain course, but linears need to be rated to suit your weight and require more accurate setup plus they are less forgiving on rough / uneven rods. while progressives are more of a compromise, and less sensitive body weight , setup, road conditions etc and while not as precise as a well setup and matched pr of linear springs they are a massive improfement over OE, I had them fitted with the recommended 7.5wt oil, 140mm air gap and the taper suspension mods I was very pleased with the result.
I've now gone all Europen and bought an Aprilia RSV Mille, the
Storm is now sold.
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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by Nicko » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:14 am

Dear Cybercarl,
I have read your article and was wondering would these mods ie drilling the 1mm hole in the cartridge and grinding the taper shoulder off the damping rod as well as using 10wt oil make any difference without changing the springs?

Regards

Nicko

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by lloydie » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:42 am

Nicko wrote:Dear Cybercarl,
I have read your article and was wondering would these mods ie drilling the 1mm hole in the cartridge and grinding the taper shoulder off the damping rod as well as using 10wt oil make any difference without changing the springs?

Regards

Nicko
Carl's not been around for a while .
Why don't you want to change the springs ?
While you have the forks apart you might as well go the hole hog .
New seals,bushes,springs,oil .
Or just send them to Roger and get them done correctly by the man who came up with this mod .

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Re: Standard Fork Upgrade Service Guide

Post by Kev L » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:56 am

There's a set of hyper pro springs up for sale at the moment for £50 from 954luca
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero
F3, 954 USD front, K Tech springs, Braced swinger, Penske shock, Six spoke Mockesini wheels, Harris rearsets, QaT, Flywheel diet!, A&L stacks, stick coils, K&N, FP Ti jets, lashings of Ti & CF

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