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post #1 of 8 Old 04-21-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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New springs, emulators, chain and sprockets

Well, my Wee has been run hard by me for almost 2 years now. The front was soft and noodly, and the chain was making one hella wicked racket, not mentioning needing to be tightened about every 1500 km or so.

So, I ups and orders me an EK 525 chain, and sprocket set from Blair, and a Super Brace, Racetech Cartridge Emulators and springs, and a Superbrace. Paid a good local shop to put everything on yesterday.

The result?

Whoopeeeeeee!

The front end is so much better now. No more diving under heavy braking, track true through corners, much nicer low speed handling (especially the U-Turn I make in my bldg parking lot every evening when I get home), and a quiet, blissfully silent drive chain.

Yeeehaaaa!

I am happy.

Thanks for the prompt service Blair.

Anyone else who is not convinced of the front end upgrades, all I can say is doit. It ain't that expensive and it is soooo much better!
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right on!

Sweet....congrats!

Now, upgrade the rear shock (suggest Elka 3-Way) and you will have a truly transformed machine
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Sweet....congrats!

Now, upgrade the rear shock (suggest Elka 3-Way) and you will have a truly transformed machine
Just pulled the trigger on that very Elka today, and the new fork springs and emulators are on the way too. I can't wait to see how well it all works with my GSXR calipers and fork brace

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sweet....

You did all the mods I did last Fall......you will fall in love with your bike all over again......let me know how you like it.

Again....congrats!
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Hey Oxblood, really would like to do the same.
Could you give us a breakdown of cost?
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Well, the Elka will get added. Just won't be for a bit.

I just got back from three days out on the Cascade Loop. WOOT! The North Cascades Highway is open, and damn was it a sweet ride (a little cold up at Rainy Pass, but bearable). Then went down the Columbia on 97 to Wenatchee, and back today on US2. Samn, there is still a hell of a lot of snow at Steven's Pass. I am surprised the ski area is closed.

The bike handled so nice with the new front end. I was attacking the corners a lot harder, even fully loaded down with luggage. The chicken strips are almost gone! I highly recommend the upgrade!

As to price, contact Blair from SV Racing via this board. He'll give you a great deal on the parts. The springs, emulators, oil, sprockets and chain were all installed at EMS for about 3 bills.
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Thanks for being the guinea pig at EMS....I just got some Racetech springs and SV1000 brake calipers installed on Friday......Ted said yours took a lil longer die to the cryptic instructions

And, thanks to Blair at SV Racing for doing me the special favor of having my toys delivered to EMS......saved me hauling them down.
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Ted's a great guy, has been wrenching on all sorts of bike's for years, and has a stellar reputation. He did a bang up job, and was his usual happy self when I picked up my bike. I highly recommend him and his crew to anyone on the GVRD who needs some quick work done. Oh, and make sure you buy one of his labour saver cards.
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