260lb rider. Race Tech 1.0kg/mm springs. Stock Valving. What type and weight of fork oil????? Also what type of fork oil works best with the stock steering damper??? As always all advice is greatly appreciated.
Hi - is the '97 valving different? I'm planning on fitting new springs & valves for my '97 after reading Doug's guide.At least it's not the '97 valving. But with stock valving I'd go as light as I could. Search for the oil viscosity comparison chart, you can't rely on the listed weight ratings on the bottle. I like Race Tech US1 Light.
According to Suzuki advertising at the time they revised the valving for '98. The '97 fork valves look just like the much-despised HMAS I think they were called, with a web in the valve body passae with just little holes to restrict the maximum speed of fork movement to control body pitch & dive under braking and acceleration. A terrible idea, they go into hydraulic lock easily and transmit the jolts they should absorb. On a '97 put in stiffer springs and Gold Valves and US1 light and you'll be VERY VERY pleased. Better for touring, cruising, track, street, no more of those major shocks up the arms, all good with no down side. Best money I ever spent (well, lighter wheels were nice too). If you still have the rotary out back, a stiffer spring there helps a lot too.Hi - is the '97 valving different? I'm planning on fitting new springs & valves for my '97 after reading Doug's guide.