Not that these guys need anymore praise poured on them on this forum, but I don't care, here it is.
Took my 92 GSXR750 in to RMR today, for a total suspension rework. I supplied Racetech fork springs, G2R valves, and new fork bushings. RMR supplied the rest, including new rear shock seals, and Eibach spring. My bike has 166000km on it, and has never had ANY real suspension work done. Needless to say, it was a struggle to make it drop into a corner, keep it on line, and trying to put power down on exit, resulted in running wide, and having to roll off throttle. Scary, but I somehow got used to it after a few seasons.
The front forks were pretty straightforward, but the rear shock fought Dale like mad. It had never seen the sunlight, had ZERO damping left, and barely a piss squirt of nitrogen in the reservoir. He modified the stock valve, Rod shimmed it, and they installed a brand new Eibach spring. After it finally all went back together, Rod discovered the rear spring was too light for my fat ass. Seemed a problem, but not for these guys. Pulled the rear shock again, swapped in a heavier spring, and Dale and I put the plastics back on.
By the time it was all said and done, RMR was well passed normal business hours. This old Gixxer was an allllll day ordeal, but Dale and Rod worked tirelessly to get it finished for me. I can't thank Dale enough for sticking around after hours.
The ride home was eye opening. It doesn't feel at all like my bike anymore. And that's a good thing. The few litle corners leading back to the highway, I was somewhat apprehensive about pushing it, but the bike was practically calling me a pussy, it wanted more. Feedback is great, turn in is razor sharp, for the first time ever, it holds it's line, and the greatest part, I can now finally put some power down on exit. I was smiling the whole way back to the highway. Once on the highway, I was pleasantly surprised again, when it held a perfect stable line at speed. Unaffected by truck ruts, it just went exactly where I asked it to go. Solid, stable, and planted. It's an amazing difference. I'll take it for a proper ride this coming weekend, and bring it in for a final tweak if need be.
Despite all the extra work, and mucking around to get it done, the initial quote for the work was on the money, and actually less than I had calculated in my brain. I couldn't believe. By far, the best money I've ever spent on my bike.
Dale and Rod do some amazing work, and are consumate professionals. I can't recommend these guys enough. Thanks a million.