Suspension recommendations for 08 CRF450R?

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2/9/2014 11:05 AM

Just picked up a low hour 08CRF450, and need to get the suspension serviced and revalved for my specs (185 lbs, Vet A, MX only). Unfortunately, due to snow I won't have a chance to ride it stock, it need to have it ready to go when winter goes away. Should I replace the 08 forks with 07's as a better starting point?
I'm considering FC, Enzo, MB1, RG3 ... Anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks!

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2/9/2014 11:17 AM

FC

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2/9/2014 11:35 AM

Had race tech do my 07 crf250r and it worked amazing. I had them valve it, spring it, and got the gold valves. It turned great and was straight as an arrow in the chop and whoops

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2/9/2014 11:49 AM

FC also , they do great work, customer service. etc
shoot me a email for more info. Wgoske@yahoo.com

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2/9/2014 12:07 PM

I heard FC has a different link
that goes well w their shock valving on this bike ?

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2/10/2014 7:53 PM

I also had a great experience with Factory connection. Super cool and helpful!

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2/11/2014 4:28 PM

had fc do mine ,175lb vet b ,very satisfied with results ,make sure your front forks are properly aligned ,went up one spring rate in forks,butter

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2/14/2014 8:49 PM

I also have an '08 Honda. I went with Enzo and have been super happy with the results. I'm a bigger guy and I was super impressed the first time I over jumped something, landing in the flat, and the bike instantly setteled instead of wanting to bounce. They also do a great job getting rid of the midstroke harshness.

Recently I stopped by the Enzo shop with ML512 and met Ross. What a class act. As I looked around the shop they were working on Honda Showa shocks and they explained that the Showa pistons are very sharp on the edges and if something funny happens the piston will get a little bit sideways and scratch the housing; which causes all sorts of problems. So, Enzo bevels the piston edges slightly to eliminate the potential to damage the housing. I was impressed that they would do this even though they could make a lot of money fixing housings.

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