fork mods = bliss
For anyone who rides above normal pace, and/or who is above normal weight, the stock suspension of most sportbikes often proves to be inadequate. If this is you, then I highly recommend Jim Lindemann of Lindemann Engineering in California. The credentials of this guy are impeccable (check out a suzuki ad with Jimmy Moore - Superstock Champ - he's got LE stickers on his forks! and Rich Oliver recently made a point of personally thanking Jim on TV after his 250 GP victory at Fontana), and the finished work is simply awesome. Furthermore, its cheaper to send your forks to him than it would be to buy and install a comparable set up (Race Tech, Ohlins, etc) here in Canada. My bike has been transformed, and I feel that I can now ride with more confidence and speed on both the street and track. The improved suspension on my bike has made the biggest difference of any of the mods I've done so far, and I'd recommend this kind of work ahead of exhaust/other power mods any day. Check out his website www.LE-suspension.com for prices and info on this and other work they offer.
Dope, thanks for the heads up.
what was the final price?
I wish I was regular
Re: fork mods = bliss
I just got my forks back from Traxxion Dynamics and have to agree with you about the improvement. I also got a Penske 8981 rear and it feels amazing. Any bike that I own in the future will be getting the forks moded before a slip-on gets bought.
Originally posted by kootenayR1 The improved suspension on my bike has made the biggest difference of any of the mods I've done so far, and I'd recommend this kind of work ahead of exhaust/other power mods any day.
Hey Koot, do you have Ivan's jet kit installed? If not, you MUST. You'll be equally stooked about the improvement.
The price came to $490 US (including shipping), but an R1 has an extra $30-40 fee to deal with the non-rebuildable rebound damper (its riveted on or something instead of a bolt and nut). I decided to pay the taxes (no duty payable) instead of pulling the border bluff, which worked out to another $70 Can. To compare, Race Tech parts are about the same price, but you have to pay for labour, oil seals, and oil as well. Pretty simple math if you ask me. And you don't get the customization.
No Ivan's, since I had bought a Dynojet kit before I ever heard of him. My micron system is a 4-2-1, so it's probably not such a big loss. It works pretty well, but I've yet to get it to a dyno to fine tune.