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You are correct you only need to drill a relief hole if there is not another bleed. No need for one on the rebound as the bleed goes through the adjuster. You do need a bleed hole on the compression valve, there's no other low speed bypass on the VTR or 5th gen.

I would re shim the rebound while you are in there.

I've got a GV on rebound in my VFR but not my VTR. Money was a bit tight when I modded the VTR. A high flow piston makes the biggest improvement on compression, less so on rebound but nice to have.

C35 is a stiffer setup than I used but give it a go and see what you think. It's easy enough to change later because now you're an expert on fork disassembly.

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not shure what to do.

i'm on two sides here.

try out the allready tested, or start testing myself.

The DVS did not take in consideration that I have a stiffer spring.

sheith that I do not know the spring rate though.

Leening on to the c33 I think.

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Ey Terry..

on the Rebound valve, there was one 10 x17 and one or two or three smaller shims.

Do I just replace the 10x17 with 5 other 15x17? or replace the whole stack with only 15x17 shims?

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On the rebound piston you should put 5 x 0.15 x17 mm shims, a 0.1 x 9 mm, then the base plate and nut.

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Same torque as the compression valve?

0.35 kgfm?

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I went with the C35 stack on the compression by the way..

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Yes, I never bother with torque for these, use Loctite and a short spanner, just nip it up by hand.

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I have fitted upper and lower fork legs and got a a litle bit of play when i move them side to side.

Is this normal?

Only fitted with bushings, no oil seal.

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If you're testing with legs fully extended they might feel a bit loose. Once the cartridge is installed it limits the extension so there's more overlap between upper and lower parts and less wiggle. Did you visually check the bushings? The sliding surface should be grey Teflon not worn through copper.

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Ok I think it's only me then.

The bushings are one year old and looking good.

Been in here before.

Currently installing..

Some tings to consider that i did not think about. Like getting the o-ring in there in one piece.

But i think this is as good as it gets. Installing that is.

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wow..

I'm done!

and back home..

the clock is 00.35 here.

NEVER have a ride of 8 km in heavy rain felt so good.

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Congratulations! I'm just lining up for a mid winter afternoon ride, it's about 14C here.

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On 6-5-2011 at 5:08 PM, JZH said:

Some fairly good guesses in this thread--but...

The 5th-gen VFR's fork spacing is 204mm; the VTR's fork spacing is 192mm. (This is determined by the triple clamps.)

Does anyone know the stem offset of the VTR triple clamps?

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It's 35mm, unless you mean the RC51/SP1/SP2, which is 30mm.

 

Ciao,

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