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How many miles would you think would be expected out of a set of factory, non-adjustable front forks on a 2001 750 Sport?

Wondering when I should look into the gold valve kit, or even something else.....other than an Ohlins front end...since it is just a 750 sport...lol
 
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Re: Suspension - Forks (01Sport)

keep an eye out for adjustable forks off a 900ss or 1000ss from '99+. direct swap to your forks and a very decent upgrade.
 
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If you change oil once every 12,000 miles and replace the inner and outer bushings allong with seals at about 30,000- 40,000 you can get well over 100,000 miles out of a set of forks.
 
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The 900 ss fork gives adjustability but still needs a gold valve at minimum to be decent.
 
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Re: (NC Rick)

how much would you pay for a set of used forks off of a 900ss?

or can I just buy the gold valve kit for my bike and get the adjustable caps?

if so where can I get this stuff?
 
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Re: (01Sport)

note that you CAN have your stock non-adjustable forks revalved and don't bother with adjustability. think about it... once they're dialled in, how often do you see the need to adjust them?
 
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that's why I was looking into the gold valve kit for it in the first place....but I'm open to all kinds of options....

though I'm thinking that the gold valve kit will be the cheapest and easiest, right?

on that note, where does everyone recomend going to get this stuff?
 
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When i checked into the Gold valve for my 750, Race tech had no info on fitting them. This may have changed. If they don't, I may be able to help out. That would be the easy and cheap thing. To ad the adjustability, you need to change the cartridge and the top cap as well as the bottom bolt. Doable but it is a more advanced project. S4Strati is correct; once you set them why change? The bleed is provided by a small drilled hole in the side of the gold valve (#55 drill normally) I have used the same system to install Penske internals in non adjustable forks.
 
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I went on their page recently and found that they do have a set-up for them....

maybe I'll check again just to be sure?
 
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