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Offline jmz

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Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:16:34 pm »
i`ve got a buddy that is going to put my new springs in for me. We were thinking about drilling and maybe changing some shims. Would it be a big improvement to just spend the money on the gold valve kit over drilling ? 
2012 Tenere 
02 X650R
00 KTM 380EXC
Honda Trail CT125

Offline jmz

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Re: Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 08:53:50 pm »
I just bought the gold valves so I guess it doesn't matter now. I aslo bought 95kg springs and the used Cogent shock that was for sale on here .   I should be to go once my buddy works on my forks .  ::012::
2012 Tenere 
02 X650R
00 KTM 380EXC
Honda Trail CT125

Offline jrusell

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Re: Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 08:56:35 pm »
No harm in trying to revalve the stock stuff, but if I was going to spend money on new comp/rebound pistons I would contact Stoltec and get a set of their Penske valves instead.  I think price is similar for much better product in my opinion.
https://stoltecmoto.com/shop/yamaha/xt1200z-super-tenere/12-13-super-tenere-fork-piston-kit/


Offline Stoned

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Re: Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 08:58:09 am »
I used the Gold-valves on compression and rebound in my fork, and I am very happy with the result. Nothing against any other combo, I just had more experience with the Race-tech stuff.
2005 DL-650 and 2013 XT1200

Offline Defekticon

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Re: Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 10:24:22 am »
I'm curious on how the valve installation is done if not drilling. I need to do this upgrade and get new front springs. I already have a cogent rear shock and the bike seems pretty unbalanced still running the stock front.
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Offline jmz

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Re: Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 12:26:02 pm »
I found a good deal on the gold compression valve. I probably wouldn't have paid full price.  I'll probably pass on the rebound valve unless I find another cheap deal.   
My forks feel worse now that I have the cogent shock on . 
2012 Tenere 
02 X650R
00 KTM 380EXC
Honda Trail CT125

Offline Thrasherg

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Re: Gold valve or drill the compression piston ?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 10:06:32 am »
Can the gold valves or Penske valves be fitted to ES forks? Or are these modifications only for the regular forks?

Gary

 

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