Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The RaceTech cartridge emulators need some extra doctoring to give the best result. There are threads here with all the details.
The Ricor Intiminator damping valves also need some doctoring. AceRider's thread gives an excellent way to go.
I think the stock fork bushings are teflon with either graphite or moly impregnated into it. Anyway, they're gray. There is no need to renew those unless they show wear (mine were down to the brass backing). I couldn't find any aftermarket bushings that fit our bikes. And no need to renew the oil seal unless it is leaking or unless you're taken the forks apart to renew the bushings and you want to renew everything while you're in there. Changing a seal later is not a big job. The fork does not need to come all the way apart to get out the damper rod for modification. No need to renew the dust seal unless it shows cracking and loss of elasticity.
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