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Fork upgrade with emulators 01 Mar 2019 14:46 #799484

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CoreyClough wrote: I am running the Race Tech Gold Valves on my 85 GPz550, and love it. Previously I was running Progressive Suspension Springs only with the recommended oil level. Big difference in front end from then to now. Love it! Doing the Gold Valves, it disables the Anti-Dives. I still have them bolted on, but the brake lines to them are no longer there. Like that of the Ronco Grill, I set it and forget it. Been running this for a year now.




Thank you for your input.
You have replaced the progressive spring to «normal» one?
1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).

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Fork upgrade with emulators 03 Mar 2019 06:20 #799564

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Besides the emulators a stiffer spring is a good idea. Also, dont forget about upgrading the shocks.
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Fork upgrade with emulators 03 Mar 2019 07:41 #799570

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Kidkawie wrote: Besides the emulators a stiffer spring is a good idea. Also, dont forget about upgrading the shocks.


I have new shocks rear, what spring is best with emulator, not progressive?
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Fork upgrade with emulators 03 Mar 2019 08:25 #799575

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gordone wrote:

Kidkawie wrote: Besides the emulators a stiffer spring is a good idea. Also, dont forget about upgrading the shocks.


I have new shocks rear, what spring is best with emulator, not progressive?



I have progressives, emulators are next then a fork brace.
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Fork upgrade with emulators 03 Mar 2019 09:02 #799583

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Guys, Racetech strongly recommends NOT to use progressively wound springs with emulators. Don't get confused...Progessive brand springs are not necessarily always built with a progessively wound spring rate, although I think that is primarily what they sell. A progressively wound spring should not be used with emulators because it would require changes to the damping adjustment at different points in the springs compression.

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Fork upgrade with emulators 03 Mar 2019 09:16 #799588

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I bought the springs, spacers and emulators from race tec also the oil but Im now considering the fork brace from trozzi.
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Fork upgrade with emulators 05 Mar 2019 04:47 #799748

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gordone wrote:

Thank you for your input.
You have replaced the progressive spring to «normal» one?


I'd recommend getting the springs from RaceTech as well as the emulators. Follow their instructions.
'85 GPz550(ZX550-A2)

GPz550 Base Manual --> tinyurl.com/ze5b3qo
GPz550 Supplement Manual --> tinyurl.com/h34d2o6
GPz550.com --> www.nwsca.com/scripts/gpz_forum_2005/default.asp
First Race Win GPz550 --> tinyurl.com/o5y3ftp
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