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Old 03-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #21
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ok, squiggy, the 750 is 105mm for the fork oil capacity. Is that why you went 4" down? Cause the 600 is 115mm which is closer to 4.5" down?
hmmm...let me get back to you on that one. If I did measure 4-1/2" then that could explain some of the softness in the compression stroke.

Either I wrote it wrong or I measured it wrong. This weekend I should have the answer.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:34 PM   #22
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I started the mods to add the emulators to my bike today and for the post kats I made a bushing to plug all the holes in the top of the damping rod as well as use the bushing to center the emulator instead of using the circlip that comes with the emulator. I am attaching a couple images to show the modified rods and if anyone wants to do a post and would like to go this route please let me know.



The bushing had about a .002 interference fit so it is in there pretty good and should not have issues with trying to pop out.


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Old 04-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #23
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That's purtty.

Does the rebound holes still need to be brazed?




And I should mention I don't yet have an answer to Arsenic's question. I have not done anything to my bike, including riding, for the past 3 weeks.

But I will get the answer posted up.

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Old 04-01-2009, 05:51 PM   #24
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That's purtty.

Does the rebound holes still need to be brazed?
I closed off two of them and per RT's instruction sheet they say pick one that you like and leave it open.

So I picked the #2 setting for my rebound damping. If I don't like it I can always go bigger or close it down and redrill a smaller hole.

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #25
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wow what a site !!!!

i have a set of stock 88 600 forks will these work ??

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #26
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I closed off two of them and per RT's instruction sheet they say pick one that you like and leave it open.
Just to clarify, your item does not include a sleeve that would slip down the shaft to close the rebound holes, correct?

Since you stated that you closed them per Race Tech's instructions you brazed the holes closed?



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i have a set of stock 88 600 forks will these work ??
Race Tech's web site states the emulators are the same from 1988-2006, so yes they would.
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Just to clarify, your item does not include a sleeve that would slip down the shaft to close the rebound holes, correct?

Since you stated that you closed them per Race Tech's instructions you brazed the holes closed?





Race Tech's web site states the emulators are the same from 1988-2006, so yes they would.
Yes you are correct as I made the bushing myself to close off all 5 ports where the rebound adjuster was located and center the emulator instead of using that circlip.

I actually welded 2 of the 3 holes and left the 2nd rebound hole open as RT states to select a hole that you want open and keep that one for the rebound.

EDIT: Oh I should mention that in the instructions they say 4 turns for a heavy rider (What is considered a heavy rider?) RT says over 260 lbs.

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #28
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squiggy,

Question for ya here, Did the RT FMBO 41152 P (15mm wide) outer bushing work for you? I have the 06 750 and my outer bushings are only 8mm wide and the narrowest that RT has is the FMBO 41122 P which is 12 mm wide. I ordered the stock replacements but if anyone reads this tut and has a newer post they could end up not getting the correct parts.



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Question for ya here, Did the RT FMBO 41152 P (15mm wide) outer bushing work for you? I have the 06 750 and my outer bushings are only 8mm wide and the narrowest that RT has is the FMBO 41122 P which is 12 mm wide.
Wow I did not even know you posted this untill now.



I did notice the difference when I first bought them and even posted a thread about them.

I had no problems with the wider bushings on my forks.





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ok, squiggy, the 750 is 105mm for the fork oil capacity. Is that why you went 4" down? Cause the 600 is 115mm which is closer to 4.5" down?
OK, my bike is the 750 which Race Tech says 105 mm down on the fork tube which is a shade over 4 inches. This is what I measured when I set the oil level guage.

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Old 04-28-2009, 12:44 AM   #30
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right, I figured that, cause I'm doing this on a 600, which is 115mm, that's closer to 4 1/2"
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