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what place do you suggest for sending my forks to?
I need new springs, revalving and possibly lowering. I was thinking either Race Tech or Factory Connection but I bet there are tons of cheaper and more local companies that can set up supermoto suspension.
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MX Tech in Burbonnais has mine right now
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MX Tech in Burbonnais has mine right now
yeah, I saw your post. I thought they only did off-road suspension.
did they give you a quote?
maybe I'll just give them a call..
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what place do you suggest for sending my forks to?
I need new springs, revalving and possibly lowering. I was thinking either Race Tech or Factory Connection but I bet there are tons of cheaper and more local companies that can set up supermoto suspension.
You might not have to have it lowered, the trend seems to be going back to normal length suspension for the pros also. It will save you some bucks. Also if you have a s-model Drz you might want to look at picking up some e-model or Rm forks that have both comp and rebound adj. I had som Rm model forks on my Drz with race tech .48kg springs, all i did was put in some longer pvc spacers for more preload and changed the oil to 5wt - faster it was a totally different animal. You could look for a used ohlins shock which is what i had on it or a emodel shock - more adjustability. Check out Ebay.

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You might not have to have it lowered, the trend seems to be going back to normal length suspension for the pros also. It will save you some bucks
I know I don't have to. I personally don't really care about the current trend. I do a lot more commuting and cart track riding on my bike than jumping big doubles so I'd like to have it a little lower and more stable.
Factory Connection lowers forks for about $50 which sounds pretty reasonable.
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I picked up RM125 Showa 49mm forks with triples for $150...
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I know I don't have to. I personally don't really care about the current trend. I do a lot more commuting and cart track riding on my bike than jumping big doubles so I'd like to have it a little lower and more stable.
Factory Connection lowers forks for about $50 which sounds pretty reasonable.

Where are you riding cart tracks at? Is there a new one i dont know about?
The forks you got are the bomb- just get some heavier springs and your hooked up.
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yeah, I saw your post. I thought they only did off-road suspension.
did they give you a quote?
maybe I'll just give them a call..
they do a lot of SM work
they work on the HMC Factory KTM bikes
Rob got his done there recently too if I'm not mistaken.

they quoted me around 700 for springs and valves for forks and shock

I would vote against lowering the DRZ also. it's a shorter bike to begin with. I wish I had more ground clearance for the track.
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Where are you riding cart tracks at? Is there a new one i dont know about?
The forks you got are the bomb- just get some heavier springs and your hooked up.
Jackson, MI is cool. 1/2 paved, 1/2 dirt. These are the upcoming track days:

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MX Tech in Burbonnais has mine right now
HUGE +1

MX tech did my SMR and it has been remarkably better than it was in stock form. Cost me 1K for a full rebuild/refresh + valving + new springs because of KTM's goofy rear shock and the fact that I'm a tubby bastard.

They also do suspension work for the HMC KTM supermoto race team.

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Rob, are you running yours with the rear sag that they reccomended? they told me 95mm for rider sag, which feels like a lot
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Rob, are you running yours with the rear sag that they reccomended? they told me 95mm for rider sag, which feels like a lot
that does seem like a lot. I added some Preload, but I don't recalll my settings off the top of my head.

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today, I finally got to ride my bike around a bit with new forks. it feels so much better! Jackson this weekend will be a real test. then I'll decide if revalving/changing springs is necessary.
the new FCR is making me happy, too
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