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30 MM Ohlins cartridge kit

Anybody do the upgrade yet? Remarks? I know anything DK touches turns to gold but just wondering if it's worth the extra $$$$. Pulling the forks next week, and I'm still on the fence.
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I'm damn serious about it...just curious why you're on the fence? I think I sorta spelled it out in another post.

Ohlins forks go for around $1600/$2300 used if you can find some, those are two different types of forks the latter the older with 20mm imternals. For the other a set went for on 'Zilla for about $2300 and I think they are the 25mm cartridges.

Gotta factor in a minimum of an oil refresh and the price of you used forks are about the price of the 30mm cart kit. I was told you will not need to upgrade the forks.

Now you have some serious Ohlins internals the only thing is they don't say is Ohlins...as soon as I have my slush fund back on track the 30mm kit will be done.



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I am with "Nobody"..(ha ha) I will be sending the front forks off the 2006BLK, as soon as I get the time to remove the set(work, work, holidays, work)
It is definitely the way to go...
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+ 1 for the 30mm kit. I almost picked up a set of used Ohlins. But.... Carefully considering things and chatting up quite a few people, I am going with the 30mm nix kit myself as well come January/Feb, hell just pit an ohlins sticker on them, and the fork top caps look cool too, and they say ohlins on em as well.

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It's just a no "brainer" for me...I want the performance hell I'll spend the money on true Ohlins but even the last set of Ohlins that were available for our bikes was only the 25mm kit.

I'm really liking the idea of the separate rebound and compression on either fork leg. Apparently it makes setup that much easier to dial in.


http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...idge+fork+kits

http://www.ohlins.com/Our-products-n...Cartridge-kit/


http://www.ohlins.se/Checkpoint-Ohli...mance-Booster/


http://www.shop.kyleusa.com/product....categoryId=148


The price is right and a little DK magic and I think coupled with the rear Ohlins you have yourself a very sorted out RC...just my 2 cents.



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It's just a no "brainer" for me...I want the performance hell I'll spend the money on true Ohlins but even the last set of Ohlins that were available for our bikes was only the 25mm kit.
To repeat , what I was told 8yrs ago, by a senior member-off RougeRC51....
""90% of the RC51 riders will never be skilled enough to use, the OEM suspension to there limits.. when you upgrade the internals, do Ohllin internal componets or Ohlins cartridges"""..
That member -was a DK front man. and has never directed me wrong..
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To repeat , what I was told 8yrs ago, by a senior member-off RougeRC51....
""90% of the RC51 riders will never be skilled enough to use, the OEM suspension to there limits.. when you upgrade the internals, do Ohllin internal componets or Ohlins cartridges"""..
That member -was a DK front man. and has never directed me wrong..
That sounds a little extreme to me. That said, I must admit, since Dave Moss helped me get my OEM fork dialed in, and a fresh fork oil change, it really changed the performance of my forks. I'm not a track guy, so don't have that kind of training, but no way can I outride my fork now. The bike is capable of more speed thru the corners, it's me that's holding it back.
My goal is to replace my valving with 20mm and get the exact springs for my weight.

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These D.K. superbike valved forks were laying in the grass one day when I got home.

The ride is butter
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The ride is butter
so soft and greasy slick???
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so soft and greasy slick???
No, smooth and compliant firm and soft all at once like butter
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