Need a good revalve company

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There are many marketed companies now that revalve forks and shocks. Enzo, Scotts, Race Tech, etc....

I wanted to have the suspension setup on my 01 300 MXC and need a good reference.
I weigh 195 and am 6'2". Getting some head shake on the 300 through the woops.

Which one of these companies will be able to help me the most and what are there URL's.
 

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I've heard really good things about this one.

www.mx-tech.com

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Thanks for the input, I was hoping Jeremy would have some input.

I'll look into those companies.

thx.
 
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Well I didn't know that Jer was from a tuning outfit. I don't know if I would have asked him for a reference If I did.
If I were him I would be inclined to steer the work my way, not saying that he would.

This is the second time I have heard of W.E.R. How do they rate compared to Race Tech ,Scotts and Enzo Racing?
 

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Ratmloud,
Where do you get off? I'm curious how you don't like me what did I do to you? Offend you over a spring rate recomendation or what?.. I think I've answered evrey question you have ever asked me personally, made recomendations..etc.. My point is I'm glad you like WER, Drew from what I'm told is a good guy.. I don't solict work from DRN boards, if someone wants to plug me by all means I don't stop them...actually many times I have thought this getting to be too much. Please don't group me into this.. I have nothing to do with your unhappiness or anything else.. If you want to recomend WER please do, but don't include me with YOUR Politcal / business / personal agenda.... Your opion is respected here but I don't appercaite you bagging me for nothing but heresay, and "your unhappyness with my service which for the life of me I can't see your issues with" (Beyound price maybe. and on that note.. I live by "don't be cheap be good"..) Thanks and I hope this put this to rest..

For the rest of DRN crew I applogize for such crap.. I only answer direct question about this type of stuff beacuse I realize I might be biased and hence don't respond.. That is straight up as you can get...

Regards,
Jer

Take a look at yourself.....
 

Jeremy Wilkey

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Birgster,
Of the companies you have asked about the answer is very straight forward..

RT is out no questions asked.. Your forks already have "gold-valves" in them in compairson to stock.. Fundemntally RT reduces modern Technology to ancient technology, removing mid-vales for instance...

Enzo: A very good company.. Enzo is run by the legondary Ross Maeda who is the man in charge of suspension devlopment for most teams using KYB componets.. He designed the balder fork from a concept level... He does great work, but I personally don't like his set-ups.. (Just artistic opion here.. ) I like anyone who is not a hack, and who honestly seeks to do the best job possible.. I think when using stock pistons his set-ups are well planed.. Typically lots of "low-speed" very linear.. This at a concept level minus piston is something that my company does.. not to plug my sight but he really opened my eyes on the balder fork and I posted an article of his on my site.. check it out...
Of all the compaines you mentioned I would tell you to go to Enzo other than they only do KYB as far as I know..

WER,
I've ordered some shims from them when I did not want to make several thousand... They seem to have good customer service and Drew is a freindly guy.. I'm sure you would be happy with them..

I don't like them selling the baldder kit as a "performace" item.. It's not IMO, its a constiency ease of service issue.. I wish they would say that, there is nothing shamful in doing something that makes a job go better...


A company you did not mention who might also do you right would be Factory Connection. They Like WER are a top line company. I've seen lots of FC work it is typicaly very clean and well exicuted.. They have my respect, although being a tuner myself don't always buy the set-up..

Both WER, FC are WP liscenced service, so you probalby can't go wrong with either one..

Thats my biased opion on these companies..

Regards,
Jer
 

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Birgster - my buddy is going to send his '99 300 EXC shock off to WER in the near future. He's talked to Drew and to some who have had their KTM work done at WER. Drew is ISDE legend and offroad hero Drew Smith, founder of WER. WER's bladder replacement is apparently a good idea for the KTM and many do it at their first shock service.

My CRE has Factory Connection suspension and it works great. Don't know what they can do with the KTM. I've yet to ride an MX-Tech suspended bike for comparison. Maybe someday!
 
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My CRE has Factory Connection suspension and it works great. Don't know what they can do with the KTM. I've yet to ride an MX-Tech suspended bike for comparison. Maybe someday!

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Factory Connection does excellent work on WP suspension. As Jer. stated, FC is a WP dealer and as a result has a tremendous amount of experience with this suspension. I am very happy with the work they did for me! I would highly recommend them to anyone.
 

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I had my suspension done by Jer (MX-TECH) and I am very happy with it. This is my first custom suspension I have had done. So I cannot comment on other companies work. But I can about MX-TECH, and I think they did a fine job. Price was fair and Jer's service was outstanding. This fall when I get a new bike Jeremy (MX-TECH) will get my bussiness again no question about it.

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The one thing about WER that I don't like is that they boast the fact that they don't do motocross.
I bought the MXC so that I could ride a hare scramble, desert and still have a good bike to ride on the ocassional track. Race a grand Pre or so.

So what is WER saying when they say NO Motocross. Will the tuning not work well for a track?
Also I am not thrilled with sending the units across the nation. I'm in california.

Where if Factory Connection? I'll look them up. One thing I don't want to do is give the WP units to anyone that has no experience on them. AKA Enzo.

thanks for all the input. But this is the second post I have posted on this site and both times someone argued. Maybe I should just shutup.

later
 

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Its very refreshing to hear a suspension expert compliment other on there work.In the UK its a case of bring it to me hes crap.
 

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I have been thinking about what you said Jer about Factory Connetions settings. I beleive I know what your talking about at least in part. They run a very low oil level 145mm. Then they get there bottoming resistance with stiff valving. That is why I think my forks feel the same no matter were in the stroke they are.

What would happen if I took and raised the oil to say 100mm and backed off on the compression? would it let the forks ride to far down in the stroke, causing them to get harsh? or would it give a soft ride that firmed up in the stoke?
 
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Thanx jer for not recommending stadium suspension (now elka suspension) in Quebec.
I'm pretty sure you remember my very bad experience with that jerk at stadium (Martin).



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Jake,
Oil ht typically only impacts the very bottom of the stroke. Last 25 percent. So when on person insts that there forks ride higher and are plusher with a lower oil ht I often find myself going really......

The new bladder fork is an exception to this as it does impactg forks postion a little more when you run say 80mm or less.

Regards,
Jer

Labyzone,
Man that must have really gone bad... I don't kown what to say other than sorry I recomended them. I have delt with Martin for a few years now and he's always treated me right.. Sorry again..
Regards,
Jer