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Race Tech Gold Valve G2-R

Here's some pics from the install, will do a report later.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos : idunno:

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Wow, thanks for posting this. I've been thinking about doing this to my 919.
Got racetech's fork video yesterday, going to watch it this am. If I am looking at the pics right, the cartridge can be removed for the valve change without pulling the fork tube out of the slider. My 919 is an 07 with 3400 miles so I didn't want to mess with the seals and bushings unless necessary.

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I've read that this is one of the more difficult mods to do on just about any bike. What was your experience, Sokali?

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Robert4, that's correct, just remove the cartridge.

Ken, XRMikey kept on insisting that it was a piece of cake.
He did 90% of the work; I would've been stuck after taking the cartridge apart.

I was not aware that RaceTech made 2 kits for the 919: compression and rebound. We did not do the rebound, just the compression, springs, and raised the forks 10mm. Forgot to set the sag.

On the ride home, I hit every bump possible to test it out. Big difference.
I'll take it up GMR today to give it a real test on the twisties.

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Fifth pic from bottom in post #4 is hilarious! I had no idea you guys did that.

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Fifth pic from bottom in post #4 is hilarious! I had no idea you guys did that.
Sorry for the bad quality; I hate the camera button on the Canon, they should've put it closer to the front.

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Sorry for the bad quality; I hate the camera button on the Canon, they should've put it closer to the front.
Fork tube? What fork tube? There's no fork tube in that picture!

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What spring weight did you go with?

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900 grams, I'm 150.

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900 grams, I'm 150.
Any idea what the stock spring is? The 02, 03 was 0.75kg(750 grams)

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I posted the same question a while back.
From what I gather, it's hard to tell since it's a progressive rate spring.

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I know you guys meant Kilo Grams (kg). Just clarifying for others.

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I know you guys meant Kilo Grams (kg). Just clarifying for others.
1000 grams = 1 kg

sokali is correct with 900 grams. It can also be expressed as 0.9kg

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You're absolutely right! Thanks Mike. (brain fart for hasbeen)

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Just got back from a test ride to Mt. Baldy Village.

On the freeway, the forks handled the small bumps with ease, much quicker action with less feedback to rider. On the big bumps, usually seams in the concrete that expanded and pushed up, it was less of a pogo stick action, it would compress quickly and rebound smoothly. They work like a good set of forks should. The rear shock is the weak link that needs to be addressed next.

On the twisties, the front was more predictable which inspired enough confidence for me to push myself a little further. The small bumps that were negotiated while leaned over for tight turns were handled quickly with smooth rebound. I have to set the sag though, it needs a little more. The front pushed slightly on a few turns, but it could've been a little dirt that was hard to see; we had light rains yesterday, so I expected dirty roads.

Also, there's less dive under hard braking. Hard braking on light bumpy roads are more controllable with less tendency to lock the front.

I'm not the best test pilot on 2 wheels; XRMikey could give a better description of the handling improvement with the Gold Valve kit.

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Great write up Sokali. Pepsi and Popcorn is one of the best combination's ever.

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This might be a dumb questions, but I'm suspension illiterate. I thought the Gold Valve kit was only for bikes with non-adjustable front forks to make them emulate a cartridge fork. I have an 03 with the stock non-adjustable and badly need to do something about the front end.

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This might be a dumb questions, but I'm suspension illiterate. I thought the Gold Valve kit was only for bikes with non-adjustable front forks to make them emulate a cartridge fork. I have an 03 with the stock non-adjustable and badly need to do something about the front end.
Gold Valve is a registered trade mark of Race-Tech. They sell Gold Valve kits(compression & rebound) for cartridge forks and a Gold Valve Cartridge Emulator kit for damping rod type forks.

The 919 has cartridge forks.

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AAHHH... I told you I was retarded when it comes to suspension setup. A friend just put the Emulator kit in his Triumph Trophy. I'd like to upgrade to the stock 04 and newer forks but can't see dropping the money for that right now in our current crappy market.

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