Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Villa Ridge, MO
Suspension Upgrade Advice -- Suspension by Sasquatch incl. RT emulators in Forks
Hi, I need some advise from those of you that have upgraded / replaced your suspension on the DL650. My 2006 DL650 with over 67,000 miles recently died after I stupidly decided I had "one more ride in the existing chain and sprockets". That paragon of stupid decision making resulted in chain coming off and locking the engine, cracking the case and bending the valves. Result new (to me) used engine.
While having the engine swapped my mechanic suggested that since I basically have a new motorcycle with really worn suspension I should get it replaced.
I had my FJR done my Jay at Suspension by Sasquatch. I am leaning very much towards him doing the rebuild on My Wee as well simply because I liked what he did on the FJR so much.
My question is for anyone who has had him redo their forks. "I know that simply upgrading to new heavier Springs and new shims etc. will make a big change." Can anybody tell me if it is worth having him include the Racetech Gold Valve installed at the same time as the rest of front fork upgrade? It is about 150 to include RT Emulators.
Thoughts??? Just go with Strandard or is it worth including RT Emulators for another $150??
Banks C[FONT=Comic Sans MS]:crying:[/FONT]
2006 DL650 Current Engine 15,625 Prior engine 67,426 when chain came off and bent valves
2005 Yamaha FJR1300A 68,000 miles and counting