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Whats everyones opinion on these?

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Get yourself the K-Tech springs mate. A bit cheaper and also local. (If it's good enough for McPint, it's good enough for us)

Another thing to consider if your going as far as opening the forks up to fit springs, if you can stretch the piggy bank, is to get a piston kit fitted. Makes a huge difference to the feel and adjustability of the forks

I've just kitted mine out and it's plush.
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Race Tech Springs and Gold Valves. Best bang for the buck front suspension re work. hands down


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Hey Polar, the Ohlins stuff is always top, but my recommendation is to do what SP1 Jock recommended and see what the local guys, K-tech or Maxton, can do for you as far as springs and pistons rebuild. Won't be as expensive as an Ohlins setup, but will be a nice improvement.

Or if you can wait, i'd just be on the look out for used Ohlins forks or conversion kit, for an Ohlins setup.

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Get yourself the K-Tech springs mate. A bit cheaper and also local. (If it's good enough for McPint, it's good enough for us)

Another thing to consider if your going as far as opening the forks up to fit springs, if you can stretch the piggy bank, is to get a piston kit fitted. Makes a huge difference to the feel and adjustability of the forks

I've just kitted mine out and it's plush.
Yeah I've heard some good things about K-Tech, but nothing about a piston kit. any links to this?

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Here ya go

http://www.k-tech.uk.com/product_detail.php?id=1052

http://www.k-tech.uk.com/product_detail.php?id=2691

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Nice and shiny, and within budget! What does the piston kit do? just trying to justify the price

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FRONT FORK PISTON KITS
K-Tech front fork piston kits are designed in house using the latest drawing software and manufactured in the UK using the highest grade materials and processes available, the SSK piston kits have been designed for road and track use with the SSRK being designed for track and race use only, both piston kits give enhanced compression and rebound damping performance over the original front forks giving more comfort and confidence to the rider, the piston kits are supplied assembled with designed new rebound valves and adjustment needles.

Combined with some springs should give you a pretty nice setup at a fairly reasonable price too.

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I would contact LDH as well, see what he can do for you as far as a Ohlins setup. It may not be as much as you think. I suggest calling Mark and Roger at http://www.revolutionuk.co.uk/. See what they could put together for you. Think they use the racetech stuff.

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sweet, can see this being added to this years winter project list.

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