Best fork upgrade... - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 08-07-2015, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
1991 honda vfr 750 2002 h
 
adambaron919's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Encino
Posts: 326
Rep Power: 1
 
Best fork upgrade...

Hey guys! What's the best fork upgrade for the 02' 919, something with little to no mods, Or a complete front end! Just got a new 919 for 1900!

adambaron919 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-07-2015, 01:21 AM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,471
Rep Power: 1
 
Fork Spring Kits

Plus fresh, hi-qual fork oil

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-07-2015, 06:52 AM
McTavish
 
mcromo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 5,528
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
Fork Spring Kits

Plus fresh, hi-qual fork oil
K1' has it pegged.
Just be careful not to spring it to stiffly, as most web based selection tools or charts will guide you to do.
Be sure to properly determine the spacer length to use, re the resultant installed preload, and correct L is not as simple as OEM spring + stock spacer = new spring + new spacer.
Increased oil level is usually a good strategy as well.

mcromo44 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 08-07-2015, 12:12 PM
Robert
 
HRC27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 1,126
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Hands down RC51. Only two bits to mod/fab. Headlight stay and make brackets for instruments.

Couple that with an Ohlins shock and you have an awesome set up.

Robert

2002 Honda 919
2003 Honda CRF450R
HRC27 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-07-2015, 02:13 PM
The Cripple
 
Pvster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,759
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRC27 View Post
Hands down RC51. Only two bits to mod/fab. Headlight stay and make brackets for instruments.

Couple that with an Ohlins shock and you have an awesome set up.
I'm pretty sure you have to modify or buy after market triples as well, right?

Pvster is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-08-2015, 03:10 AM
Robert
 
HRC27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 1,126
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
CB1000R OEM triples or, yeah, some aftermarket.

Robert

2002 Honda 919
2003 Honda CRF450R
HRC27 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-08-2015, 10:47 AM
Le So Cal Troll
 
nd4spdbh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,766
Rep Power: 1
 
Pretty happy with my F4i Forks n racetec springs. Outside of doing a full tripple swap that is about the best you can do.

nd4spdbh is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-15-2015, 12:36 AM
Imaginifer
 
woodyeee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: united kingdom
Posts: 406
Rep Power: 1
 
My rc51 forks in standard trim do not feel as good as my old standard forks with upgraded springs and oil. I haven't had a play with any settings on the rc51 forks yet and know a service, spring/shim change and setup would benefit greatly. I'm just saying the easiest route is springs and oil change for your standard forks is best value.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o222/woodyeee/IMAG0306.jpg
woodyeee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome