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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Completed the installation of the Race Tech Gold Valves & springs lastnight. All I can say is wow, what a difference. This transformed the ride from Cadillac (soft / marshmallow) to BMW (firm / compliant). Had my 150lb son with me today and the bike handles as if it is at least 100lbs lighter even 2up. It is very compliant on large bumps without any harshness and the pogo affect is gone. Front end dive while trail braking eliminated. Now she just falls into the corners and holds a line with much better front end feel & control. Stock it always felt very vague and almost squirmish when pushed, now it handles better 2 up than it did riding solo. Great suspension improvement, should have come from the factory this way. I should also mention that I replaced the stock fuild with 15wt, have the tires at 38psi F, 40psi R, rear preload @ IIII with 25psi in the rear shocks.
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What model do you have?


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Cool! I did Racetech emulators and springs in my Voyager XII. Totally transformed the bike with the addition of progressive rear springs. I am thinking about going with Traxxion for the Voyager in 2012. They are only about 4 hours away so I can get a custom setup in person.

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I had gold emulators in my softail and they were awesome. The are now in my Phat Performance wish list.

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I did the racetech gold treatment about 1998, It took care of the nasty walloing in the sweepers. I used the stock springs tho but modified for the shorter length and 5/16" preload and 15wt oil. Now I can really feal assured that it will hold the corners. I named her Bitch and now she can't dance like she used to.

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I have had mono shocks so long I had forgot you could do things like that..... like the last dual shock bike I had was on my 78 Goldwing.


CRUISERDON....

Going on the web site they look like they know what they are doing.

Could you give us part numbers that you used on your Voyager??? I have always increased the fork oil weight at least 5 or 10 points on all my motorcycles. It makes them firmer and more responsive... I will be doing my Voyager after I get 10k miles on it... For some reason 10k is the magic number for me to do a lot of things on it. I figure if I have not blown it up by then, its good to go for another 200k. When I am solo I still drive like a Motor Cop... guess I always will... But it won't be much longer til then anyway....

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Completed the installation of the Race Tech Gold Valves & springs lastnight. All I can say is wow, what a difference. This transformed the ride from Cadillac (soft / marshmallow) to BMW (firm / compliant). Had my 150lb son with me today and the bike handles as if it is at least 100lbs lighter even 2up. It is very compliant on large bumps without any harshness and the pogo affect is gone. Front end dive while trail braking eliminated. Now she just falls into the corners and holds a line with much better front end feel & control. Stock it always felt very vague and almost squirmish when pushed, now it handles better 2 up than it did riding solo. Great suspension improvement, should have come from the factory this way. I should also mention that I replaced the stock fuild with 15wt, have the tires at 38psi F, 40psi R, rear preload @ IIII with 25psi in the rear shocks.
Thanks for the info. Part # and total cost would be great.

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Race Tech Fork Springs - .90 KG/MM FRSP S3732090 - $93.09 Amazon (check Racetech site for correct spring for your weight)
Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Fork Emulator , Color: Gold FEGV S4301 - $132.35 Amazon
1 Liter 15wt Fork Oil $15.49 Local Shop

Total $240.93
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keendog42........

Thanks.... over all the bottom line price does not sound bad at all for what you get out of it.... at least I will save on the fork oil, I have a case of 15w.....

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