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Old 02-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
JonnyCash OP
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Location: Midcoast, Maine
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Originally Posted by Wirespokes View Post
Which front end is on the bike? Are the calipers ATE or Brembo?

It is possible to eliminate the clunk on top-out - they're either missing the rubber bumpers or you can install something called bottoming springs that actually are a better idea than the rubber which tends to deteriorate and clog the orifaces.

If you've got the Brembos then it's possible to install Cartridge Emulators and greatly improve the ride. The ATE front end can be modded as-is since it's already a fairly sophisticated suspension.
I've got the ATE front end. Where does one get the bottoming springs? I find that clank to be quite irritating. It really stands out to me, as otherwise the bike makes me say "What a nice machine this is" every time I ride it.

You say the ATE front end can be modded as-is. What do you recommend? Are there aftermarket springs that help? Different oil? I remember a long time ago I had a catalog from San Jose BMW/CCproducts, who had all kinds of hot-rod parts, but I can't seem to find anything about them, or anything else like them for old beemers.

Thanks everybody for your responses, I appreciate it!
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