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3/30/2018 7:38 AM

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3/30/2018 7:55 AM

Good looking kit, I'll bet it works awesome.

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3/30/2018 9:39 AM

Interesting how the focus is on the amount of flex vs. KYB's which are apparently different in some way and intended for aluminum chassis? It would be interesting to know more about the "difference" in KYB or WP uppers and lowers.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/30/2018 10:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/30/2018 10:37 AM

Other than they weren't the ones that put those together for Reed and a few shops have been doing it for a bit...

And used my photos without my permission and stuck some logos on it...cool...not...

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3/30/2018 10:35 AM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Interesting how the focus is on the amount of flex vs. KYB's which are apparently different in some way and intended for aluminum chassis? It would be interesting to know more about the "difference" in KYB or WP uppers and lowers.

WP is more rigid to match the higher flex at the front of the KTM/Husqvarna...KYB tubing has been developed around aluminum frame bikes which are a bit more rigid towards the headstay...those upper tubes are a bit thinner and flex more.

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3/30/2018 10:42 AM

I would trust a Race Tech installer using the tried and true Race Tech SSS spring conversion kit, that has been available for years.
IMO.

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I don't trust any "Joined Date" later than 2012

3/30/2018 10:46 AM

Highsider wrote:

I would trust a Race Tech installer using the tried and true Race Tech SSS spring conversion kit, that has been available for years.
IMO.

As far as I'm aware, there's no SSS conversion kit with Race Tech. They do have a single spring style conversion kit for SFF type air forks, where they remove the air spring cartridge and replace it with a coil spring setup. But that's just one side, this conversion kit is to replace both internals with a complete KYB AOS/SSS spring/valving cartridge unit. Meaning you'll have springs and valving stacks on each side.

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3/30/2018 11:57 PM

I thought Bones at PC was doing Chad's forks??

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3/31/2018 2:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/31/2018 2:35 AM

Be cool to see a test/review on these. See how they stack up against cones/ohlins

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3/31/2018 4:51 AM

JB479 wrote:

Be cool to see a test/review on these. See how they stack up against cones/ohlins

You mean like Vital doing an "A-Kit" test?


What? No, I hadn't heard that...

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3/31/2018 5:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/31/2018 5:17 AM

After Euro conversion, it looks like around $1500. Installation can be a problem with removing the axle lugs, but the rest looks pretty straight forward.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

3/31/2018 5:25 AM

mx317 wrote:

After Euro conversion, it looks like around $1500. Installation can be a problem with removing the axle lugs, but the rest looks pretty straight forward.

I was told 2 weeks ago by Technical Touch USA that msrp was $1750 for the kit.

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3/31/2018 5:26 AM

JB479 wrote:

Be cool to see a test/review on these. See how they stack up against cones/ohlins

slipdog wrote:

You mean like Vital doing an "A-Kit" test?


What? No, I hadn't heard that...

Hey Mike Lindsey.. what ever happened with this test we have all be anxiously waiting for? Any forces discouraging you from going ahead with that?

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3/31/2018 6:07 AM

Tokyo_Tiddler wrote:

Hey Mike Lindsey.. what ever happened with this test we have all be anxiously waiting for? Any forces discouraging you from going ahead with that?

Yes we are all waiting an answer here smile Where is that A Kit test ? Thx

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3/31/2018 6:43 AM

ML512 wrote:

Other than they weren't the ones that put those together for Reed and a few shops have been doing it for a bit...

And used my photos without my permission and stuck some logos on it...cool...not...

Send 'em an invoice for the photos!

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3/31/2018 7:36 AM

swatdoc wrote:

I thought Bones at PC was doing Chad's forks??

Don’t think they did anything with the WP stuff.

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3/31/2018 8:32 AM

Beeep beep beep.
.thats the crickets you can hear, because of the deafening silence of this 'secret' industry..

kinda embarassing to promote something, have a LOT of interest, and then crickets.

i doubt this in ml512s hands. So no shade thrown that way..

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3/31/2018 8:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/31/2018 8:57 AM

Basically the same price as the Öhlins TTX cartridge kit.

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3/31/2018 9:06 AM

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/31/2018 9:11 AM

mx317 wrote:

After Euro conversion, it looks like around $1500. Installation can be a problem with removing the axle lugs, but the rest looks pretty straight forward.

slipdog wrote:

I was told 2 weeks ago by Technical Touch USA that msrp was $1750 for the kit.

Sounds about right. I went to the European site and it was 1203.95 Euros with VAT added. Was the 1750 installed or just the kit?

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

3/31/2018 9:47 AM

Tired of air forks.. What is the best/ and or affordable way to turn AERs into simple plain jane spring forks?

I just want good forks like my old Enzo KYBs.

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3/31/2018 9:47 AM

There are also the MX Tech's for $900

https://mx-tech.com/lucky-wp-aer-dual-spring-conversion-w-springs/

My understanding is that these are dual cartridge, not closed cartridge. They also offer a sub tank upgrade for $350. They seem to have a kit for every fork made. Wrong thread, but I'd like to know more about them.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/31/2018 12:07 PM

mx317 wrote:

After Euro conversion, it looks like around $1500. Installation can be a problem with removing the axle lugs, but the rest looks pretty straight forward.

slipdog wrote:

I was told 2 weeks ago by Technical Touch USA that msrp was $1750 for the kit.

mx317 wrote:

Sounds about right. I went to the European site and it was 1203.95 Euros with VAT added. Was the 1750 installed or just the kit?

No, that was just the msrp I was quoted for the kit to sell to my customer. He still would've had to pay me for the install and also for the revalve if he wanted that too.

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3/31/2018 12:56 PM

slipdog wrote:

You mean like Vital doing an "A-Kit" test?


What? No, I hadn't heard that...

ML512 can't bottom out a-kit forks, bro. We've been over this.

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3/31/2018 1:43 PM

This is a suspension company in Australia in 2015 Photo

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3/31/2018 2:07 PM

This kit has me interested , but I'm still leaning towards the Kreft cartridges. It sticks with air , but being able to adjust the valving on the fly.....very neat indeed. Ping agrees too.

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3/31/2018 2:08 PM

Much Thank you ML512 for the free photos. Makes me happy to hear this.

Ghostwhistling

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3/31/2018 2:20 PM

make1go wrote:

Beeep beep beep.
.thats the crickets you can hear, because of the deafening silence of this 'secret' industry..

kinda embarassing to promote something, have a LOT of interest, and then crickets.

i doubt this in ml512s hands. So no shade thrown that way..

I explained it in a prior thread but the test didnt work out as I had invisioned. Basically everyone disagreed opinion wise and some of the brands brought components that I later found out aren’t available to the public, things got swapped, etc.

Right now, as it sits I just can’t teally put together a piece that gives accurate or usable info.

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3/31/2018 2:44 PM

ML512 wrote:

I explained it in a prior thread but the test didnt work out as I had invisioned. Basically everyone disagreed opinion wise and some of the brands brought components that I later found out aren’t available to the public, things got swapped, etc.

Right now, as it sits I just can’t teally put together a piece that gives accurate or usable info.

You better sticky this seeing how somebody feels the need to bust your balls in every. single. thread. that A-Kit is brought up in.

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3/31/2018 2:47 PM

Highsider wrote:

I would trust a Race Tech installer using the tried and true Race Tech SSS spring conversion kit, that has been available for years.
IMO.

ML512 wrote:

As far as I'm aware, there's no SSS conversion kit with Race Tech. They do have a single spring style conversion kit for SFF type air forks, where they remove the air spring cartridge and replace it with a coil spring setup. But that's just one side, this conversion kit is to replace both internals with a complete KYB AOS/SSS spring/valving cartridge unit. Meaning you'll have springs and valving stacks on each side.

Yeah, I got my info mixed up. Back in'16 I had the PDR Race Tech shop install SSS in my 4CS.

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I don't trust any "Joined Date" later than 2012