2016 RMZ250 suspension - Revalve or?

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12/11/2017 3:12 PM

I bought a '16 RMZ250 as a left over in August. I ride alot of track, ironically I have only rode this bike in single track scenarios. I've read countless times that the PSF forks are horrible. I don't seem to have an issue BUT I'm coming off of a TC250 with the god awful 4CS forks. I don't want to buy A-Kit forks because I simply don't race a lot, I'm more of a practice day kind of person and race some weekends (C Class). I've been looking at the Ohlin's inserts a lot and I'm thinking of heading in that direction. I guess my question would be is the Ohlin's worth the money (I believe its $1200) or get the complete suspension sent out and revalved? I have the rear shock sprung for my weight and honestly don't have an issue with it

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12/11/2017 4:50 PM

The psf 2, is a good fork; not great, but tuneable. You can get good results from that platform without spending the $.

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12/11/2017 9:16 PM

I’d go with any spring fork you can get. Personally I believe in buying full forks instead of inserts. But do what you can afford, I think anything will be an upgrade.

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12/11/2017 9:20 PM

Just saw these on eBay
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12/12/2017 1:31 AM

If you dont seem to have an issue then why change it? If you know of something that the forks do specifically that you dont like, thats something you can tell the suspension company to improve on.

I wouldnt blindly toss $1000 out the window and hope for results. Sure it might improve but not to its full potential.

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12/12/2017 4:46 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Just saw these on eBay
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I'm a little short on money for that, but if I had the money it'd be at my door! pinch

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12/12/2017 4:49 AM

Acidreamer wrote:

If you dont seem to have an issue then why change it? If you know of something that the forks do specifically that you dont like, thats something you can tell the suspension company to improve on.

I wouldnt blindly toss $1000 out the window and hope for results. Sure it might improve but not to its full potential.

I'm trying to be preventative, but it's a double edged sword as I mentioned. I don't want to throw money into a revalve and see little improvement rather than initially investing in Ohlins. I'm contacting FCR Suspension out of Ohio since some locals in my area use it, however I'm open to recommendations

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12/12/2017 1:45 PM

I got mine redone and they are great now box stock they where kinda choppy and I could never get them right but after some work they are great it's my first time with airforks and I don't think I will ever go back to spring but that's just my opinion both setups are great in there own ways

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