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View Results: Would you consider participating in a group buy?
Yes, if the price is right. 13 86.67%
No, these cartridges are way to expensive. 0 0%
No, USD forks will work so much better 2 13.33%
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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HPN style cartridge inserts for the R100GS

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I am trying to find out if it's worth investigating a group-buy for the Race tech fork inserts.


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Here is the list of people who are in, send me a pm if you want to join. I need to know by the end of Friday. If we don't have ten, I can't guarantee the 10% discount.

1 Stagehand
2 One Less Harely
3 Kokopelli
4 mbogage
5 Renner
6 Erland
7 MoMan
8 Infracaninophile
9 Hoss18
10 tiefflieger
11 fk4015
12 Chadleys1
13 advNZer?
14 Velocipede
15 OZbeemer
16 BMWayne
17 advNZer?


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nowhereman
Fudmucker
BruceS
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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I just bought a set of springs and emulators for an R90, was about $400.00 NZ all up to my door. Mr customs was not involved.
I does not look like a lot of work to modify the internals.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:07 PM   #3
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I just bought a set of springs and emulators for an R90, was about $400.00 NZ all up to my door. Mr customs was not involved.
I does not look like a lot of work to modify the internals.
From Race Tech?
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:17 PM   #4
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You haven't put in the price bro...
or maybe I can't see it

I'm sticking with sloppy stock then maybe nutsos conversion if I can be arsed.
Hey Nutso can you stick another pic of your bike up? I've forgotten what it looks like
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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You haven't put in the price bro...
or maybe I can't see it

I'm sticking with sloppy stock then maybe nutsos conversion if I can be arsed.
Hey Nutso can you stick another pic of your bike up? I've forgotten what it looks like
Hard earned lesson which you are just begining to realise Grasshopper. Buy cheap, spend large, ride little. Or was that the other way? Some combination of those anyway...

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Old 11-25-2011, 12:37 AM   #6
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From Race Tech?
yes Race Tech direct. I rebuilt the forks with later Brembo internals and progressive springs...but now going to go all modern...well as modern as you can with spindly 35mm forks....not sure about the rear yet...I have a set of Ikons set up for a Commando...they might do.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:55 AM   #7
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You haven't put in the price bro...
or maybe I can't see it
It's the old chicken and egg thing. I'll find out how many eggs we'll need, before I'll bother the chicken.
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:19 AM   #8
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I am trying to find out if it's worth investigation a group buy for the Race tech fork inserts.


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Old 11-25-2011, 01:23 AM   #9
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Voltaire, what you appear to be discussing is Racetech emulators & new springs, using the later generation BMW airhead fork internals. That ground that has been travelled before. While worthwhile for 70's bikes, that isn't waht is being mooted for the later GSs.

What Koko is investigating is several steps up from that, ie replacement internals - a true cartridge fork with externally adjustable preload, rebound, & compression damping. If these do as stated, then EUR 700 probably isn't too expensive cfw new forks. However compared to purchasing & modifying second hand forks that can do the same thing???? That really is the discussion point.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #10
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Voltaire, what you appear to be discussing is Racetech emulators & new springs, using the later generation BMW airhead fork internals. That ground that has been travelled before. While worthwhile for 70's bikes, that isn't waht is being mooted for the later GSs.
opps.... I'll go back to my mancave where its always the 50's 60's and 70's... apart from a Triumph Thruxton.....and a bucket racer.....
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:45 PM   #11
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Buy 10 get 1 free

I've got dibs on the free one!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:12 PM   #12
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bump , we need to get this done, before the NZ dollar is worthless
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:30 AM   #13
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FYI I've sent them an email to find out if they are willing to give us a group buy discount. So far we have 9 people who are at least somewhat interested. I am pretty keen myself, but only if they show some flexibility with their pricing.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #14
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I'm keen - depending on price.
Earning ZA Rand and paying in Euros is twelve times as expensive.
But if it will help to bring unit price down, let's at least try.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #15
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I case you couldn't tell I'm interested.
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