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post #1 of 4 Old 10-16-2016, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Race Tech Fork Springs

Found some decent pricing on a set of Race Tech fork springs and was wondering if they were worth the investment. Currently running stock springs in a 2004 bike with Intimidators. According to the Race Tech site my recommend spring rate is 0.56 kg/mm. Closest size they have to that are .52 with stock being .40.

What improvements could I expect??

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-21-2016, 09:22 AM
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Sorry I can't help much but I'll share my experience with a gen 2. I also have the intiminators with stock springs and honda 5wt. fork oil with proper race sag set up. The intiminators helped with brake dive and small bumps and pot holes to a noticeable degree. They also seem to help in cornering on pavement. My research says that fork oil weight and sag are the most important part for setting up the intiminators. Also progressive springs or to heavy are not recommended. So my unprofessional advice would be that the .52 kg springs would work just fine with the intiminators. I love mine on gravel and fire roads. I can bottom out on hard off road so have considered going up a little on the spring weight myself.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-21-2016, 09:52 AM
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Expect? That depends on your weight and usage. What is your sag set at now? The intiminators are already a big improvement over stock but I'm not a fan of the Gen2 fork springs so if they're still a bit soft, I'd bet that the RT .52's would be an improvement.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-21-2016, 07:17 PM
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I run about 320 myself. About 40lbs of crashbars and necessities. Occasional passenger. I figure heaviest springs they have and then some.
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