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Old 08-01-2019, 02:42 PM   #1
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Best shocks and forks set up

Hello R guys, i would like to know ( proved experiences ) what’s the best shocks length and brand/model you’ve find for your beast, I will not consider any shorter than stock but i would like probably something taller.

About the forks, any good kit like springs etc or even better a cartridge kit ?

Any other good advice will be very apreciated.....,what about the true track link ?
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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From the archives using Google Custom Search:

Improving handling of VRSCR

True-Track for the V-Rod


There's lots of wisdom, (along with some foolishness), available to all by using that search located atop each page.
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Great search there H-D Heathen - I'm going to drop my triple trees down on the fork tubes 10MM and sneak up on the 20MM over time - sounds like quite an improvement ! Will81 I dumped the oil out of my stock R forks, flushed and serviced with Bel Ray 5wt fork oil and it allowed the forks to stroke much better reducing the excessive compression damping and I'm happy for now with them, well balanced with the stock rear shocks. Looking fwd to a fork cartridge kit and some 1/4 to 3/8 longer (16" to 16+1/8" ) probably Race Tech shocks in the future. Let us know what you do, what you find out, as availability can be challenging on some of this as time goes on - Good Luck !
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Can confirm dropped my forks 20mm and it's noticeably tighter
Also works 15.75" shocks are great
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Hello guys, i would like to know the original set up about the forks i mean if is possible do you tell me how many millimeters the forks are inside the top tree ?
I would like to know looking the bike in front of you in the forward part of the top tree holes how many mm the fork caps are inside, mine now is 12 millimeters outside and if I’m correct means 15mm dropped cuz when i taked out the forks they was 3mm inside about the front holes
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I can thoroughly recommend Wilbers rear shocks and a Wilbers fork kit... My bike handles great!!
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:01 PM   #7
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For the VRSCR:
- RaceTech Gold Valve fork kit (FMGV-S2050C)
- RaceTech fork springs (FRFP-S3827090)
- Maxima 20-weight fork oil
- Works Performance Street Tracker rear springs (stock length)
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Yes Wilbers are great products
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:41 AM   #9
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Any experience with the True Track link ??
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:46 PM   #10
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Any experience with the True Track link ??
They`re made for 240 V-rods, it`s doable on a 180 but the belt will run very close to the bracket... risky.
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I did what dime bag did years ago. It works great.
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Hello guys, i would like to know the original set up about the forks i mean if is possible do you tell me how many millimeters the forks are inside the top tree ?
The service manual shows the forks should be recessed 1.7mm from the top of the front of the top triple tree. Got that, haha!

Anyway measure from the front of the top triple tree. The fork should be 1.7mm below the top for stock setting.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:39 PM   #13
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I would like to know looking the bike in front of you in the forward part of the top tree holes how many mm the fork caps are inside, mine now is 12 millimeters outside and if I’m correct means 15mm dropped cuz when i taked out the forks they was 3mm inside about the front holes
Sounds like your drop is about 13.7mm, based on the stock setting of 1.7mm below the top triple.
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