Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY area
Choices, choices- Emulators or Intiminators?
I need to do routine maintenance on my K7 Wee this winter, and one of these items is taking the forks to the next level by installing cartridge emulators. I am trying to decide between the Race Tech Emulator and the Ricor Intiminators. Because of a lack of tuning knowledge, the Cogent Dynamics DCC product is not really being considered at this time, although I will still entertain using them.
I am asking those with first-hand experience with any of these products, especially those who have used both the Gold Valve and Intimator, to give me their recommendations and most importantly, WHY. I go into this project knowing that there will be some tweaking required no matter what I choose, and have followed the experiences of AceRider and Bazooka Joe in particular.
I have a K7 Wee. Forks have Sonic 0.9kg springs, Richland Rick fork brace, 12.5wt oil with sag set properly for my weight front & rear. Rear shock is a two-way Elka with an appropriate spring- this will be getting serviced over the winter, and am looking at getting it converted to a three-way unit. Riding is 50% smooth commuting on mostly back roads, 40% aggressive riding on semi-rough back roads, and the balance on mostly graded dirt roads.