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F3 cartridge conversion

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Evill_Ed

Great job, nice write up too👍🏻

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shinyribs

Ended up doing about 600 miles on this bike over the past two days. I'm very happy. 

If you commute in town daily and want ultimate plushness, this is not for you. 

I wouldn't call the ride quality harsh. I think "taut" would be a better description. 

There's a reason Cadillac's don't ride like Corvette's. This is definitely sport bike suspension. 

The bike feels so much more composed now. I may try to dig in to the compression stacks and search for some low speed plushness ( I'm pretty familiar with this generation of Showa cartridges, so I have some ideas and good baselines to work from ), but right now I don't have any complaints. However, I will update the thread if things progress. 

 

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firstyammerha

lucked out with the FZ slider bushings working with the CBR stanchions didn't we? As I recall from my many wanderings through the Racetech website, there was a Suzuki fork with adjustable damping in both directions. May have been a 43mm stanchion though. Gave that swap a thought a number of times but... 

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5 hours ago, firstyammerha said:

lucked out with the FZ slider bushings working with the CBR stanchions didn't we? As I recall from my many wanderings through the Racetech website, there was a Suzuki fork with adjustable damping in both directions. May have been a 43mm stanchion though. Gave that swap a thought a number of times but... 

gsxr600 but those are 45mm tubes.

Cartridges can be adapted, so can many others. 

F3 is easiest one because you don't need caps made or modified. They can also do both compression and rebound if set up that way. 

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