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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Practically new front end.

So, I only have a 250 but this will apply to most bikes.

After having upgraded from those OEM ninja front shocks to the Race Tech emulators I thought I was almost done with my front forks. I was considering new springs but thought Iíd wait a bit. I took the bike out to the track to see how well they improved the handling. The bike was more nimble. I could set up the bike into the corners much later and didnít experience that dive when braking that the stock suspension loves to give you. A huge improvement.

Well I came upon Ricor Shocks Intiminators. These are much like the RT emulators and install just as easily. No drilling either. I took the bike out to the track again just a few days later. Now what a difference! She didnít dive much. The compression and rebound are so much smoother. The bike had great compression but it feels so gentle I had to stop and check my markers/zip ties on my forks(?).

My bike was smoother in setting up so I could enter the corners much faster. I prefer them to the Race Tech emulators 10 to 1, and compared with the stock shocks they are 100% better.

You should check them out. They are a little more expensive but I donít need to replace the springs so in the end it may cost about the same. I think their site is They are have some fancy rear shocks too.
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How would changing the damping features also change the spring rate? Your spring controls sag and that only changes with a new spring, spacers or playing with the oil level.
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