Posted December 20, 2000 - 09:58 AM
Thanks in advance!!
Posted December 21, 2000 - 06:49 AM
Posted December 21, 2000 - 09:52 AM
Also, No matter who you go with they should ask you a ton of questions about your ability, height, weight, the type of racing, type of dirt, etc.... that you will be using your bike in. Be honest!!
Posted December 21, 2000 - 10:18 PM
7522 Slater Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Posted December 21, 2000 - 10:34 PM
My intention in lowering the suspension is so that in moto-x tight stop and go turns, my feet aren't so far from the ground that the big beast plop's on the ground!! I realize this is not the perfect application of a bike that was designed to be a higher speed bike. Maybe the xr400 is a better slow speed, tight cornering machine. I'm still trying to get the best of everything in one bike!! For me, this bike has come closer than any other.
Thanks for the great advice guys!!
Posted December 25, 2000 - 03:47 PM
I am also doing more mx and want to have my suspension done. I took my bike by Scotts and talked to George and thought he was great. I like trails the most but do ride enough mx that the stock set up is too soft for me (6'00" 175 lbs without gear). At first George was reluctant for me to change my set-up because it works so well on the trails. But after looking at my bike he said that he could revalve and maybe slightly respring so that it would still be plush on the first of the stroke but get progresively harder so that I won't be bottoming so much.
There are lots of good shops out there. Just make sure they you and they know what you want. Some shops have a tendency to just set it up for mx and it ends up really stiff on the trails. Best of luck.
Posted December 25, 2000 - 04:14 PM
I had my suspension done by the Pro Action semi trailer at the Bud's Creek MX National this past year. My forks absolutely beat me to death. It was so bad in Moab, I couldn't ride one day. I will be dramatically lowering the oil height. In MXA a few months back, they did a suspension shop comparison. Pro Action forks were rated "POOR" I believe. After MXA lowered the oil height, they became "Acceptible". MX Tech out of Illinois rated superb. I was bummed.
I do not have the luxury of giving the forks back to the "Shop" to fix them. I was told to ship them back to Beaver Falls, PA. I'll just do the work myself.
I may be the exception to the rule here. This is just my experience with P.A. and it is my OPINION.
'99 WZ with all YZ mods, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat.
Posted January 01, 2001 - 08:00 PM
I had my forks and shock redone by MX-TECH and I REALLY like what that did for the bike. It rides MUCH lighter now and tracks beautiful into and out of corners. The rebuild really made the bike much more stable. One of my buddies also had Fineline rebuild his shocks, and they did an excellent job. IMO - either shop will do a good job for you.