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PostSubject: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:21 pm

Well while I was away Michael fitted up my new forks, a set of Sachs with Matris internals. Why? Lighter springs for one but mainly because I'm a wanker and they are very, very golden! Very Happy only problem I hadn't foreseen was the front mudguard. I'd eyeballed the mounts and thought they were identical. Sadly they aren't which means I've had to buy a carbon fibre one off an RSV-4 which puts the wanker factor through the roof! Laughing

Sachs are slightly fatter at the bottom and thinner at the top so I had to do a bore and shim job on the yokes. Hopefully the new mudguard will be here by the weekend. It needed new head stem bearings too but that's unsurprising at 120,000km.

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:56 pm

Hey, wanker! Where's the pics?


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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Yeah, what beetle said!
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:49 pm

I just saw a pic that Michael posted on FiendFace. Sorry, I don't see the attraction.


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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:34 pm

As I said, I'm a wanker. I've always liked golden forks and these were actually a bit easier than the Ohlins which I may still stick on if I'm unhappy with the Sachs/Matris set up.

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:59 pm

Behold!

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:02 pm

Us mere mortals salute you, Pete
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Golden forks are ............................ GOLDEN!
Got some shitty green paint for ya Pete if ya wanna reduce the wank factor.
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:54 pm

Well I like them! (sniff!)

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Better than shiny!

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And everyone does black!

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Even back in the '70's the factory did black!

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:11 am

Sorry Pete, Green and Gold its very Australian!
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:44 am

What bike donated the Sachs ? Was it the RSV-4 ?
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:12 am

Yup.
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:37 pm

Well, despite the wank factor the golden forks are actually a noticeable improvement over my Matris equipped Showas. Why, well the Matris units were off Mark S's bike which I wrecked out and it would seem that despite Matris's oft experienced over-springing this has worked to my advantage as Mark is a tiny little midget and his springs are far more suitable for my bloated carcass!

Haven't checked the settings yet as I've only been for a quick spin but I don't think it as an entirely wank driven modification.

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:58 pm

I thought the "wank" factor was reserved for the new RSV4 carbon mudguard, for which I have a special kermit green rattle can, reserved just for you Pete. Laughing
I wanted gold forks for Bella, but had to settle for dull boring alloy/silver Showa's.
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:51 pm

Nah, I feel that the carbon guard will remain carbon coloured, it least until I've drained my jizz over it for a while....

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:58 am

Too much wanking going on in this thread methinks. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:56 am

How old are you? There can never be enough wanking!
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:15 am

My god I've been groomed on a Guzzi website whatever next.
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:42 am

I've had my front forks replaced with Matris internals, and they're a definite improvement over stock. Is the spring rate too high? Not sure. It's firm, and certainly doesn't dive much under braking. Reminds me to put a texta mark on the forks to see how much they are compressing under use.
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:44 am

davem wrote:
My god I've been groomed on a Guzzi website whatever next.

You don't know about the Goat Leggings then......
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:48 pm

Well I went out and did a bit of fiddling with the new forks today. A nice 200km gallop over some really shitty roads and am pleased to report that the new set up is a great improvement over the previous one.its now set up and is far more subtle and comfortable than it was before and I can tackle virtually any road considerably quicker than I was able to with the Showas. Money well spent. Great Kudos to Laurie who set them up for me. Love his work!

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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:42 am

What lenght are these, is it 730MM
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:54 pm

Brent S wrote:
I've had my front forks replaced with Matris internals, and they're a definite improvement over stock. Is the spring rate too high? Not sure. It's firm, and certainly doesn't dive much under braking. Reminds me to put a texta mark on the forks to see how much they are compressing under use.
use a Ty-rap, or Zip-ty if you prefer. Zip it up firm so it will still slide , cut the tag off.
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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:57 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
How old are you? There can never be enough wanking!


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PostSubject: Re: New forks!   Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:02 pm

I'm thinking something needs to be done with the frame tubes. That silver and gold are clashing!
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