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post #31 of 38 Old 04-11-2017, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the work and reporting you are doing on this topic as I am in the same boat. I am 245lbs right now and I do not feel safe on the stock suspension but do not need a full race setup. New springs/oil up front for my weight is obvious but I haven't found a revalve kit for the 2012 Showa BPFs. Also not sure which rear shock to go with.
An experienced shop may be able to modify your existing setup. I'm surprised that you haven't found BPF aftermarket stuff out there.

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post #32 of 38 Old 04-11-2017, 07:58 PM
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An experienced shop may be able to modify your existing setup. I'm surprised that you haven't found BPF aftermarket stuff out there.
All I have found for the OEM 2012 forks are drop-in cartridges and I'm not looking to spend 1200 on just the fronts at this point in time.

EDIT: Looks like Race Tech Gold Valve 30mm revalve kit will work.

Motorcycles are just like women. They're moody and mysterious, they require a lot of maintenance, and you want to ride them all.
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post #33 of 38 Old 04-11-2017, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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GLad you found a kit. They may be able to revalve the stock shock also. Although the best benefit of aftermarket is fine tunability and ability to lengthen the shock to change ride height independent of preload.

Your first order of business is to get new springs. Even if you opt not to revalve front or rear, you'd be well advised to start there. A little over $200 and some fork oil, seals and bushings and you're done. Any suspension shop should be able to donthe springs front and rear for you.

I'm glad I worked with my builder. Except for having the tools I think I can do my own forks now.

-2006 CBR1000RR- Jardine RT-1 CF, GP Shift rearsets, GP Suspensions 20mm revalve, Penske 8987 triple clicker (more upgrades in progress)
-2013 CBR250R-ABS (Hers and now SOLD)
-2002 CBR600F4i (Track/Street) (was mine and now hers)
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post #34 of 38 Old 04-12-2017, 03:05 AM
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that's an 8987 you got there JB
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post #35 of 38 Old 04-12-2017, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Shure is. You might know something about that. 😁

-2006 CBR1000RR- Jardine RT-1 CF, GP Shift rearsets, GP Suspensions 20mm revalve, Penske 8987 triple clicker (more upgrades in progress)
-2013 CBR250R-ABS (Hers and now SOLD)
-2002 CBR600F4i (Track/Street) (was mine and now hers)
ZG Dbl Bbl, Galfer SS Lines, PC3r, Muzzy s/o, K&N air filter, NRC stator cover, ShiftMinder(WTF?), Fireblade brakes, Gold Rearsets, undercut gears, Factory Pro Shift Kit
Ohlins, Racetech, Showa custom Suspension
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post #36 of 38 Old 04-15-2017, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Had 1st test ride today. The front will definately need some adjustment.

The attitude is noticeably steeper with the rear shock. Fortunately I found the bike stable all around.

I hope to take sag measurements tomorrow, adjust rebound and balance the chassis to make my baseline.

At the point, the shock is same as shipped to me and the forks are setup as best I could understand GPs instructions (spec sheet was a bit off).

-2006 CBR1000RR- Jardine RT-1 CF, GP Shift rearsets, GP Suspensions 20mm revalve, Penske 8987 triple clicker (more upgrades in progress)
-2013 CBR250R-ABS (Hers and now SOLD)
-2002 CBR600F4i (Track/Street) (was mine and now hers)
ZG Dbl Bbl, Galfer SS Lines, PC3r, Muzzy s/o, K&N air filter, NRC stator cover, ShiftMinder(WTF?), Fireblade brakes, Gold Rearsets, undercut gears, Factory Pro Shift Kit
Ohlins, Racetech, Showa custom Suspension
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JB, your shock have any set screws in the preload collar?
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post #38 of 38 Old 04-22-2017, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I believe I see an allen head in one of the holes on the preload collar. I'm willing to bet that's a safety item I should have known to verify was present, huh?

-2006 CBR1000RR- Jardine RT-1 CF, GP Shift rearsets, GP Suspensions 20mm revalve, Penske 8987 triple clicker (more upgrades in progress)
-2013 CBR250R-ABS (Hers and now SOLD)
-2002 CBR600F4i (Track/Street) (was mine and now hers)
ZG Dbl Bbl, Galfer SS Lines, PC3r, Muzzy s/o, K&N air filter, NRC stator cover, ShiftMinder(WTF?), Fireblade brakes, Gold Rearsets, undercut gears, Factory Pro Shift Kit
Ohlins, Racetech, Showa custom Suspension
Because 12,000 RPM makes me feel better
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