- Feb 22, 2000
I just installed the Race Tech Gold Valves in my 03 YZ250 forks. The recommended settings for me were the CL8 and the CH5 valving without removing the midvalve and the standard rate springs, oil height 90mm. I'm a 175lb intermediate that just rides MX. The forks have better action now, except that they are still bottoming pretty hard on flat landings from decent sized jumps. If I went up on the high speed valving to the next stiffer stack, would this help prevent the bottoming or just make the ride harsher? Anyone have a shim stack recommendation, or would the next stiffer springs help? I notice on my sheet that without the midvalves removed, the stack is much stiffer that if I had changed it to a check valve(CL5 & CH4 w/check valve). Are the forks more easily tuneable with this modification?