Fork upgrade - RaceTech cartridge emulators
I fitted a pair of RaceTech cartidge emulators to my Tenere forks in preperation for a recent trip to morocco.
I have only a vague idea of how they work, the basic principle is they turn old-fashioned 'damping rod' forks into modern 'cartridge' type forks.
They did a great job, really transformed the handling on and off-road. The bike feels much more supple and the front end is heaps better at coping with sharp jolts, and the wheel travels much more smoothly through its full travel. Very happy with the end result.
I bought mine from PDQ in Berkshire at £100 for the pair. They're easy to fit and adjust, however you have to remove the damping rods and drill six 8mm holes in each. PDQ gets top marks for being friendly and helpful.
I looked at the RaceTech (US company) website to work out what part number I needed. There's also a description in there of how they work and list of distributors: http://www.racetech.com/shopping/sho...&showPage=dirt
For my '88 XT600Z the part is: FEGV S4101
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