Good Fix for the 2001 426 forks?


11 replies to this topic
  • sldietz

Posted January 10, 2006 - 02:22 PM

#1

I weigh around 225 in full gear. Bottoming is a problem. Anyone using the Race Tech Type 2 Gold Valve set up?

Thanks.

  • FOX426

Posted January 10, 2006 - 04:57 PM

#2

Go with heavier springs first if you have not already.

  • Satch0922

Posted January 10, 2006 - 05:19 PM

#3

heavier springs and new oil first. Set the oil level at 100mm and I recommend 7wt oil.

Without the correct springs a revalve is pointless.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted January 10, 2006 - 07:01 PM

#4

definitely raise the fork oil level. I think min is 80mm.

  • odlaw19

Posted January 10, 2006 - 08:46 PM

#5

On the topic of 426 forks...

I am about 135lb and have never really setup the front end on my bike. I have set the sag and played around with the rebound on the rear.

What would people recommend for setting my front end up? I mainly ride trail/woods and some dune riding. Most of the surfaces i ride on are sandy.

As far as i know, the current setup is stock.


Thanks.

  • 642MX

Posted January 10, 2006 - 08:57 PM

#6

I weigh around 225 in full gear. Bottoming is a problem. Anyone using the Race Tech Type 2 Gold Valve set up?

Thanks.




You need stiffer springs. I think mine are .49 on the front and a 5.8 on the rear. I'm 6'4" and 230 lbs.

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  • 642MX

Posted January 10, 2006 - 09:00 PM

#7

On the topic of 426 forks...

I am about 135lb and have never really setup the front end on my bike. I have set the sag and played around with the rebound on the rear.

What would people recommend for setting my front end up? I mainly ride trail/woods and some dune riding. Most of the surfaces i ride on are sandy.

As far as i know, the current setup is stock.


Thanks.



426's where set up for 175 lb. riders. You need to buy the correct springs too. :applause:

  • Geezerx

Posted January 10, 2006 - 09:04 PM

#8

check the Race Tech site. They have a spring chart for weight and type of riding.

  • odlaw19

Posted January 11, 2006 - 04:48 AM

#9

Thanks 642MX.....

I might just hook into some pies and cakes..... or go to the gym!

  • sldietz

Posted January 11, 2006 - 09:59 AM

#10

So who do you recommend? Ive talked with Race Tech and Factory Connection.

Is it like apples to apples here?

  • grayracer513

Posted January 11, 2006 - 10:21 AM

#11

Did you get my PM? The springs I have are about right according to Race Tech's selection page. They call for .475 on the front, and mine are .48. They call for a 5.6+ on the back, and mine is a 5.8, which is not too far off.

  • mattskn

Posted January 11, 2006 - 12:39 PM

#12

Im 6'3 235 with gear I put in a set of race tech .46kg in and 120cc of 5wt and it stoped all of the bottoming out really stiffend the front Now I need to get the matching spring for the back.





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