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Old 11-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #31
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nevermind... from the racetech website - stock 0.44kg/mm

http://old.racetech.com/evalving/eng...ngname=english

thanks all
I thought it was 0.40

It's also a progressive spring.

Something weird going on on the RaceTech site.

They say the stock springs are 0.44 and 5.3 and recommend for me 0.54 and 5.5

When I used their calculator to work out the springs I needed a couple of years ago it was 0.40 and 6.7 stock and recommended 0.46 and 7.6

The springs I got give me the correct static and race sags front and rear.

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Old 11-07-2010, 01:57 AM   #32
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Yeah Nordie... look what i get for the rear

Stock Shock Spring Rate: 5.3 kg/mm (stock)

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:05 AM   #33
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I'm a relatively light guy (165lbs), and a noob to the adv/thumper world....


I've been wondering whether you guys would think the stock springs in front would do me find with the intiminators in there, or whether a move to progressives are needed.


I've put in progressive springs on my past bike (suzuki GS850....), but that was a totally different ball game, as those springs were already 25 years old with some miles on em.



anyways, it would be interesting to hear. I'm definitely upgrading the rear over winter, as it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to soft, and was gonna do the race-tech gold-valve/spring upgrade. if this product is better than the racetech stuff, then i'd get it instead. trying to go on a budget of some kind....



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Old 01-19-2011, 10:53 AM   #34
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I'm a relatively light guy (165lbs), and a noob to the adv/thumper world....

I've been wondering whether you guys would think the stock springs in front would do me find with the intiminators in there, or whether a move to progressives are needed.
At your weight Intiminators combined with the stock springs (they are progressives) would be fine.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:05 PM   #35
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Does anyone have the RICOR IAS rear shock on their DR650?

A friend of mine has just purchased the RICOR Intiminators and the rear shock for his DR650 from ProCycle. I'm sure this thread will help him with the install. My 2008 KLR650 has the RICOR IAS shock on it and find it a little harsh. Mine has the 220 to 270lb spring. The weight of the bike has been dropped and I took the racks and Pelican hardcases off. That may have stiffened it up too much. The bags are going back on, so that should help. Can't wait for RICOR to make the Intiminators for the KX450F as my bike has those forks on it now.

Nice writeup eakins! I will pass this on to him.

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:48 AM   #36
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Nice write-up - thanks! Im really tempted to pick these up and give them a try.

I put in the Eibach progressive springs front and back 2 years ago and they made a great difference in the ride.. wondering how they springs would work with the Intimidators? SHould I keep them in or go back to the stock springs?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:02 AM   #37
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I (and many others) have been doing a lot of free R&D for Ricor on their Intimator fork valves on my DL650. I think I finally have them as good as it will get; not great, but as good as it can be. I personally am very hesitant to spend anymore money on Ricor products.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #38
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Does anyone have the RICOR IAS rear shock on their DR650?

A friend of mine has just purchased the RICOR Intiminators and the rear shock for his DR650 from ProCycle. I'm sure this thread will help him with the install. My 2008 KLR650 has the RICOR IAS shock on it and find it a little harsh. Mine has the 220 to 270lb spring. The weight of the bike has been dropped and I took the racks and Pelican hardcases off. That may have stiffened it up too much. The bags are going back on, so that should help. Can't wait for RICOR to make the Intiminators for the KX450F as my bike has those forks on it now.

Nice writeup eakins! I will pass this on to him.

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I don't think they will ever make Intiminators to fit that type of fork. The inverted forks from a KX450F are more advanced than an Intiminator valve. I think they are just for damper rod forks.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:59 AM   #39
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Nice write-up - thanks! Im really tempted to pick these up and give them a try.

I put in the Eibach progressive springs front and back 2 years ago and they made a great difference in the ride.. wondering how they springs would work with the Intimidators? SHould I keep them in or go back to the stock springs?
I used the stock front springs for a couple of months as I wanted to test their claims and was impressed. Then I went back to my Eibach 0.46 springs and it's even better.

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I (and many others) have been doing a lot of free R&D for Ricor on their Intimator fork valves on my DL650. I think I finally have them as good as it will get; not great, but as good as it can be. I personally am very hesitant to spend anymore money on Ricor products.
I personally am very happy to spend more with Ricor.
I'll be getting another pair of DR650 Intiminators for my GSX400 in the future and my DR and XR250 race bike both run Vibranators.

Very happy with their products.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #40
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GREAT write up!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:06 PM   #41
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I have much to add. But I put a dr650 fron end on my R80 G/S and installed intimidators with .55 springs and I feel as though I can tackle any obstical gracefully. They made a huge difference in the abilities and stability in the forks. I had gold valves originally and these are much better
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #42
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I'm extremely pleased with the Intiminators compared to the stock set up from Suzuki. Front end is now more in line with the way GS handles now, the harder I ride the better it feels. Handling and Steering is much more predictable

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #43
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Ricor shock

Huge improvement with intiminators in my forks, anybody have any feedback on the Ricor shock? thanks
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #44
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I'm debating going Cogent or Ricor shock on my DR650. Sure wish someone with some feedback on the dr ricor shock would chime in.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:37 PM   #45
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I can't speak to the Ricor or Cogent systems, but I updated my rear with a re-valve, larger shaft, and Eibach Spring, huge difference over the stock system. Sent the entire shock to Jesse and had it back within 10 days for the works. Works great for my application (50/50) with most of the pavement being rough NorCal two lane that haven't been surfaced in many years
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