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Ok, so to close up this thread:
My suspension troubles have been solved, and Dave and Jim at Catalyst Reaction put a lot of work in on their own time to get me and my bike right! I don't think anyone knows what exactly the problem was with the forks but apparently they wound up rebuilding the forks 3 times with different valving combinations and chose new springs. Once that was working the bike still wasn't right so we also identified an out-of-whack installed preload setting on my shock (something separate from the hydraulic preload adjuster), which is strange since I bought it brand new and should be set reasonably from the factory. In other words, the whole bike was a complete mess, and now thanks to Dave and co. it feels track-ready.
Anyways, to anyone who saw this thread or comes across it: I didn't mean for this to become a discussion about Catalyst, it's just after spending good money on a fork revalve and Ohlins shock and not getting anywhere even after taking it in, I was starting to get frustrated....I can't explain how awful the suspension was...it was like a bicycle. With no tires. So I was just trying to find out what all my options were. As of today my problems are pretty much solved, and in the end got a good deal with the work they did to figure everything out. There's a reason I've been going to them for the 2 years I've had this bike instead of take, say, my shock problems to Dan Kyle even though that's who I bought it from (let's just say he had a sale and that's that).
At this point the front feels the slightest bit stiff and unhappy still compared to the rear over some road surfaces even at a fairly neutral compression setting but hopefully this is something within the realm of settings now. I'll see how it goes over the next few weeks!
Dave Moss Forks - Ohlins shock
Goodridge SS lines - Vesrah RJL's
Arrow headers w/ Devil can
Woodcraft frame sliders - Demented swingarm spools - Rushkie-patented FE and guages
Last edited by Rushkie; 12-22-2009 at 07:40 PM.