Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

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Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by MplsMoto » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:19 pm

I'm currently building a Imola replica from a '75 860GT, and I'd like to upgrade the forks a bit as I intend to ride the bike pretty hard. The stock Cerrani's look like they'll leave me disappointed when pushing the bike through it's paces.

I'm open to any ideas, but I'm thinking I should be looking for a M1R fork or old race fork. Something with some rebound dampers, but period if possible - I'm trying to get some good adjustability/performance without having to update to an upside down fork.

Ideas?

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Re: Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by BevHevSteve » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:18 pm

simplest thing to do is install our works performance spring upgrade, rebuild with new seals & wipers, use motul sully synthetic fork oil and go enjoy. I ride mine pretty damn hard and the forks have never been the weak link in the whole deal..
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Re: Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by MplsMoto » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Thanks Steve,

Can you provide a link to the product?

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Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:27 pm

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Re: Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by big phil » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:31 pm

hello, can you explain why the dual rate springs are better than a progressive spring replacement?
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theres a certain quality in quantity

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Re: Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by BevHevSteve » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:38 pm

easily. two separate springs each with it's own rate, then add to the mix the ability to precisely adjust at which point you cross over from riding on the soft spring to where the stiffer spring takes over.
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Re: Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by Steve Foster » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:55 pm

OK - but why is it better to cross from one distinct rate to another distinct rate rather than having a progressive rate transition? What you have is 2 rates (hard, soft) versus a theoretically infinite number of rates with a progressive setup (hard, soft and continuously variable rate in between). This is the same general principle as a rising rate rear suspension although the outcome is achieved by different means.
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Re: Fork upgrade recommendations - 860GT

Post by BevHevSteve » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Ride the two back to back and you will feel what the difference it. I tried every brand fork spring kit I could find... This one felt the best
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