Suspension upgrade

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Jermo
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Suspension upgrade

Postby Jermo » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:13 pm

Hi all,

I need to change my fork oil and I have the chance to have them reshimmed in the process.
I can't find much on what direction is usual for the RC8 to make it more track-worthy, any tips? It's an 08 RC8, non R.

My feeling is that the front could be a bit more smooth but I don't know whether this is because of the old oil and/or air pressure built just like in the SD forks.
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Re: Suspension upgrade

Postby Leonidas » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:44 am

The stock rc8 fork is too stiff and gives no feel at all.
When i used to own an RC8, i had the front upgraded to the wp competition cartridge and it totally transformed it.

I am not really sure what you need to do, but you definitely should try something different than stock
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Re: Suspension upgrade

Postby Jermo » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:02 pm

That's a more radical change than I was planning :P

I hoped for people who adjusted their stock suspension and knew what was changed.
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Re: Suspension upgrade

Postby SuperHoon » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:20 am

Leonidas wrote:The stock rc8 fork is too stiff and gives no feel at all.
When i used to own an RC8, i had the front upgraded to the wp competition cartridge and it totally transformed it.

I am not really sure what you need to do, but you definitely should try something different than stock


what spring rate did you use with the wp competition cartridge?
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Re: Suspension upgrade

Postby Jermo » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:21 am

Yesterday I bled the forks to release the built up air pressure. Didn't ride much afterwards but the first impression is that the fork works little more lineair.
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