[quote=“TaipeiSean”]Just checking those preloaders on a few online forums. Some say they are OK but couldn’t find any outstanding reviews, some say they are a total waste of time and money…
How much do they go for RK, if they aren’t that expensive, I will give them a go. They supposedly changed my oil in my front shocks the first time I went to WuTian, but I didn’t notice any difference. Can they put in stiffer aftermarket springs, too??? Ha, are there springs in there, for some reason I thought they only worked on oil pressure… Any idea on price for heavy duty springs?
I got a new rear shock with the damper (slow raise thingy) a while back now and that made a big difference reducing the back end from jumping around, especially on Turn 1.
I have also seen another thing attached to the front end of some of the bikes out at TIS, kind of looks like the piston closing mechanism on doors to make them close slowly. My guess is that they are to reduce the front end from twitching left and right. I get a big wobble sometimes coming onto the main straight specially when I change gear on a rough patch while leaning through the corner. I also saw a lot of scooters get the same wobble last Sunday on race day. DIdn’t notice it on the bikes as much.
Yeah the preloaders could be a waste of money, but I think they helped me a little. Beast619 used to bottom out his shocks until he went the cheap cheap route and put about 15 coins into each spring. I think I paid about $800nt for mine, but can’t remember. Next week, let’s see if you are bottoming out your shocks. I cam measure it for you with a zip tie. If you are then buy those dampers or put coins in there, but this is not guarenteed this will help. Yes our shocks have springs; I have personally rebuilt mine twice and have held the springs in my hand. I don’t know if you can buy stiffer springs, but I bet you can.
The other thing you are talking about is probably a steering damper. Personally for our NSR’s I think they are a waste of money because we don’t have enough power to produce high speed steering wobbles. People just add them for bling. I am pretty sure the stock 125 RS doesn’t even come with a steering damper and they have way more power than we have. (I could be wrong with the RS 125.) If you are getting the wobbles coming out of corners it isn’t the bike, it is probably you. You are probably holding on to the bike too tight. That’s what happened to me once (remember), when I crashed coming out of corner one. I was lucky and didn’t get hurt, but I got the wobbles because I was holding on way too tight. Now I have been very conscious about relaxing rather than becoming tense when riding. It has helped a lot.
Also I am wondering if you have ever adjusted your rear shock. If you haven’t then you probably should. You can tell a huge difference when you adjust it. Next time I can check it out for you. It just clicks left/right for soft/stiff.
If you want more power I think you definitely should buy a different carb. You can go really big, but I would start at a 29mm. That is what I run. Temple just got a 35mm (which I would like to run), but they are more unreliable. Also you can’t run a filter unless you custom make on. It is more of a pain in the ass, especially if this is your daily. A 29mm is what the stock NSR 150SP runs. It is reliable and you can still run your stock air filter. I just bought one for my friend. It cost about $2500 and that included the throttle cable. WuTian will have those in stock.
Another quick easy thing to make more power is by disconnecting your RC computer. I didn’t like it at first, but now I love it. This takes 3 sec at the track and I can show you how to do it. It also takes 3 sec to plug it back in. This will allow you to make power until about 12,000 RPM’s. But you will have no power below 7,000RPM’s. None of the racers are using their RC valves, so I suggest trying this too.
Oh yeah and take off that rear stand…