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post #1 of 23 Old 02-09-2016, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Racetech suspension ordered.

Excited to get my new parts in and installed. Ordered front and rear springs as well as both sets of front gold valves. Riding from New York to the tail of the dragon come spring and I have been trying to get all my "needed" mods done before the trip. So far so good. Anyone else running the race tech set up with gold valves? If so how do you like it and how does it compare to stock?


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You will notice a big difference in the handling and performance of the bike. :beatnik:

I have sonic springs along with racetech gold valves in the front and on the back shock I used a Hyperpro progressive spring. I wish that I would have done it sooner.

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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I have race tech front internals and a race tech spring out back, internals done by pro-action on rear. Love the feel of the bike. Definitely a class upgrade
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Just got all my parts in from racetech, besides my rear spring that's on back order. Going to do the front springs and compression and rebound valves this Sunday. Can't wait to ride next week.


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Just got all my parts in from racetech, besides my rear spring that's on back order. Going to do the front springs and compression and rebound valves this Sunday. Can't wait to ride next week.


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I've been considering this for my 650XT so please let us know how the install went and how big of a difference it was in the feel and handling of the bike.


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I've been considering this for my 650XT so please let us know how the install went and how big of a difference it was in the feel and handling of the bike.


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I've been considering this for my 650XT so please let us know how the install went and how big of a difference it was in the feel and handling of the bike.


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Will do for sure, I've had all race tech parts in my last MX bike and it was amazing so I'm hoping I have the same outcome with the dl1000. Are you a New Yorker as well? I'm from long island.


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So your keeping it for now?

Lol yea, I'd like to think so. I keep getting the itch for a new bike but to be honest with you if I were trade one in it might be my 1000. The 650 really is the perfect bike IMO.


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Will do for sure, I've had all race tech parts in my last MX bike and it was amazing so I'm hoping I have the same outcome with the dl1000. Are you a New Yorker as well? I'm from long island.


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No, I live right next door in NJ. About 2 hours from you.


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No, I live right next door in NJ. About 2 hours from you.


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Oh awesome, I've lived there once or twice in the past, I want to get out there and do some riding this summer.


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