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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 08-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #751
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Sorry to butt in...

Guess I'm late to the party, any chance of getting more of these? I don't see the option listed on the racetech site, and my front suspension, which was apparently "modernized" with progressive springs , is woefully inadequate for my 250lb frame (you guys are talking about .58kg/mm, they recommend .98 for me!). This sucker dives at the slightest tap of the front brake, hasn't bottomed out yet tho. What are my options? If I can't get these, should I simply get the .98 springs they recommend and install the cartridge emulators?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #752
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Guess I'm late to the party, any chance of getting more of these? I don't see the option listed on the racetech site, and my front suspension, which was apparently "modernized" with progressive springs , is woefully inadequate for my 250lb frame (you guys are talking about .58kg/mm, they recommend .98 for me!). This sucker dives at the slightest tap of the front brake, hasn't bottomed out yet tho. What are my options? If I can't get these, should I simply get the .98 springs they recommend and install the cartridge emulators?
You could try and contact them directly through e-mail. If you are looking for an emulator I have the one that came out of my forks that I could part with. Very few miles on it!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #753
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Just note - Racetech and HH-Racetech (Germany) are different companies. Former for the emulators, latter for the cartridge inserts.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #754
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Just note - Racetech and HH-Racetech (Germany) are different companies. Former for the emulators, latter for the cartridge inserts.
Thank you, I wondered about thatt. Anyone have a link and/or contact info, I tried google, but unfortunately that didn't turn up anything.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #755
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Thank you, I wondered about thatt. Anyone have a link and/or contact info, I tried google, but unfortunately that didn't turn up anything.
google- HH Race Tech..it'll come up. I could have stickied the link, wanted to test you.

Before the HH Race Tech inserts I had Race Tech (USA) .80 kg springs in the GS forks and found them good, but I'm not a gravitationally challenged as you.

As far as the HH Race Tech inserts 4.8 springs the lighter spring is growing on me. I do have the 5.8 springs to try, but it might be a while before I do the switch.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #756
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The link for HH is on the first page of this thread aint it?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #757
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The link for HH is on the first page of this thread aint it?
SHHHHHH, he might find it
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:19 PM   #758
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google- HH Race Tech..it'll come up. I could have stickied the link, wanted to test you.

Before the HH Race Tech inserts I had Race Tech (USA) .80 kg springs in the GS forks and found them good, but I'm not a gravitationally challenged as you.

As far as the HH Race Tech inserts 4.8 springs the lighter spring is growing on me. I do have the 5.8 springs to try, but it might be a while before I do the switch.
So what made the difference? Seems like you were unhappy with the lighter springs and got the more stiff springs sent to you. Did you put in a bigger spacer? or?

I thought the spring rates were .48 and .58
edit: I have referred to them as 4.8 and 5.8 myself which is it...I'm so confused. ( as a matter of insignificance, my "heavy" springs with the HH settings fell right in the range with no initial adjustment.)

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:39 AM   #759
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I Finally got my kit.Not very happy to come homa and just find NZ$1000 dollars worth of stuff just sitting on the front porch.After the address (which was slightly wrong on the parcel but perfect in the other paperwork) and mu hassles withthe customs payment(another NZ$200) i finally have them.Now i have to find the smoke in my ignition system
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:27 AM   #760
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the +10 mm spacer added seems to help. decreased the SAG about 10mm also, which I'm happier with. They haven't been extensively tested yet but the issue of bottoming out is less. Eventually the 5.8 will be fitted but need to mess w/ the 4.8 more.
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Every other place I've seen rates the springs at something like .48kg/mm and not 4.8 like HH, so originally referred to the springs as .48 but have gone back and forth on placement of the decimal.

btw, no importation tax here in the USA
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:06 AM   #761
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The link for HH is on the first page of this thread aint it?
You know, I looked at that 2 times before seeing the link, I must be blind, thanks Stage for pointing out the obvious. Hmm, $860 is a bit rich for me right now, does he take payments?
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:57 AM   #762
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It's done and dusted. Unless you can convince Hubert otherwise, the next lot will pay full price.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #763
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OK! so how are you other guys doing/feeling about these?



I was recently commuting to work, and felt the forks were kinda on the soft side for the backroad tar I was riding, so I cranked them up a few turns. THey seems to straighten up and fly right. Less random spurious movements.

Then I'm just out riding in the woods and getting BOUNCed and deflecting off of everything. I think "Hmm seems liknda stiff" so I crank the compression way down into the soft end, adn all of a sudden I'm riding through the woods and its quite smooth

I'm pretty impressed with these inserts, and how much real responsiveness you can tweak out of them. I am not really a guy who notices a ton of subtlety, hah
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #764
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I am glad you like them. Mine are right here.



Still waiting to be installed. They are in the queue. I am waiting for pivot and swing arm bearings and my "new" drive shaft so I can put the 1150 back on the road. I've been commuting on the R80. 70km a day on Kenda K760 cannot be recommended. Then I still have to do the push rod tube seals on the G\S, so that can be sold. After that they might go in.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #765
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Those 760's wear quick so you won't have to wait long. Dunlop 606's are good for rougher stuff, and maybe the Michelin T63, just not sure what sort of mileage you'll get, but my bet is more than the 760's. Heidenuas if you can get the rear are a good 50/50 tire, not a bad price and good miles onthe front and so so on the rear.

Mine with the 48's and +10mm spacer from the supplied one seem a little stiff. Still haven't tested well enough though. It's very hard to get a true feel one what to expect when switching from a DRZ to a G/S.
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