Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: SW Victoria Australia
I did the same mod for the same reason, and it is an improvement; But it isn't fantastic in comparison to other bikes I have ridden. It felt more stable after a few bumps in a row and reduces the wrist jarring I was getting in standard form.
I got mine from Procycle. The instructions for preload were a little less than 100 % clear IMO.
My verdict: reasonable value for $, but still no where near plush and controllable like the euros front ends.
Suzuki has the parts in its factory to build good forks, but they choose not to on economic grounds. I takes correct springs and valving to sort out their DRZ400, DR650, DL650 etc. How hard would it be for the factory to copy the settings of a well set up unit instead of selling us the same old crap year in , year out.
PC8 fuse box, EB headlight mod, Givi engine bars , Enduro Guardian radiator guard, B&B sump guard, MotoBrizz chain oiler, ATV high bars , (heated grips, EB ABS off switch, USB and cigarette plug mounted on Adventure Tech dashboard), Mitas E07 tyres, Bark Busters and Storm guards, Galfer braided SS brake line 2 inch extension, Cogent DDC fork emulators and .85 Kg straight wound springs.