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post #1 of 12 Old 12-28-2015, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Dl1000 suspension

Looking to order the correct rate fork springs and rear shock spring for my 2007 dl1000. Was looking into race tech components, are they good, is there something else I should be looking at? This is my first time messing with suspension on a Vee let alone any street bike. I use race tech in my dirt bike which is why I looked at them first. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank.
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-29-2015, 08:04 AM
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I have used Race Tech on my Wee/Glee models. While you don't need the cartridge emulators on the Vee, there is certainly room for improvement with proper springs and fork oil. I think there are some more advanced internal parts for the Vee also, but that depends on what you are expecting.

I wouldn't be afraid to try any brand, I think the setup/installation and tuning is what matters. Any brand can be made to work. Especially when compared to stock!

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-29-2015, 09:15 AM
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call and talk to Dan at Traxxion Dynamics
great guys down there and have a few different options
I am not sure what they have for the stroms

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I used Racetech compression valves and springs in my 08 vee and I couldn't have been happier. Customer service was outstanding-the owner returned a call on a Sunday afternoon. I used an Elka shock on the rear but I'm sure you'd be happy with whatever shock spring they recommend.
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I ended up ordering the front and rear springs as well as the front compression and rebound valves, should handle great when I get it all dialed in. Still up in the air on if I should or shouldn't install my 1" lowering kit. I may lower it just for my road test in March, apparently putting both feet down at a stop is part of it and I can not do that. Lol. If I do install I think I'd take it out after the road test though. I like the height and ground clearance.


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You can save a lot of money ordering the Sonics over the RT's.

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I did sonic springs in the front along with race tech gold valving. In the back I only did a progressive spring swap. I can not be happier and wish I would not have waited on installing the upgrades. I cant say yes or no on the drop, both feet can touch the pavement.

It's kind of strange, how the mountains pay us no attention at ll. You laugh or cry and the wind just keeps on blowing.

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Do you all use 5w fork oil?


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Last fall I spring had progressive springs installed in the front.
Awesome , I should have done it years ago.

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Do you all use 5w fork oil?
7-8w generally works better for all around use.

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