Race Tech emulators can be adjusted by taking off the fork cap and pulling the preload, main spring, and emulator out of the fork.
There's different emulator springs you can use to adjust the emulator and the preload can be changed as well.
***with the preload, I played around with mine using PVC pipe cut to the length I wanted to test. Once I found one I was happy with (riding a few miles to test) I cut some steel tubing to that length and used the steel one as my "permanent" pre load.
Agree with your reasons on why it's not done. Absolutely worth the cost however
Yes, Hoyt Clagwell in that first link is the one who got me to thinking about making the upgrade. he's a big proponent of the cartridge emulators & has suggested them often over at that forum. Does anybody else make a device like that? I've never looked further than racetech. hee.
Gordone, here's a link about adjusting the racetech gold valve emulators. Racetech >> Tuning Guide
It says the emulators have to be removed from the forks to be adjusted, but usually this can be done with the forks still mounted on the motorcycle.
I first installed Race Tech Cartridge Emulators and Race Tech springs on my '73 Z1-900. I was so impressed with the results that I also installed them on my '78 KZ1000. I found the task of installation fairly easy and straightforward.
BohicaBob wrote: I first installed Race Tech Cartridge Emulators and Race Tech springs on my '73 Z1-900. I was so impressed with the results that I also installed them on my '78 KZ1000. I found the task of installation fairly easy and straightforward.
Did you use much time on tuning ?
1. Tuning the valve ?
2. Findings correct preload on the spring ?
1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).