Benefits for the rider:
Any luggage volume - from rear bag to loaded luggage system and/or pillion - will be compensated by the adjustment ranges of rebound and compression level.
Much improved braking performance, and cornering grip, due to much enhanced fork action under load.
It was designed to adress the shortcomings of the OEM fork, but without adding large cost for the owner, whether you drive on motorways, main roads, smaller country roads, off-road tracks, whether you are on a long-distance travel with a huge luggage volume, the benefits are very noticeable.
If extremely heavy road conditions act on the front wheel, our own design of integrated "hydraulic endstop" (PDS) avoids mechanical impact on the fork. This improves braking, under adverse conditions, both on, and off-road, when ABS is used.
Supplied with linear-wound springs (polished), either 5,6Nm, 6,0Nm or 6,4Nm (depending on rider/passenger weight), coupled with CNC machined fixed plastic Spring Guides(incorporating our own PDS/check valve design) and high-strength thin-walled hard-anodised aluminium piston tube.
Fork Spring choice (use drop-down box above):
Rider weight up to 75kg..................5,6Nm
Rider weight up to 95kg..................6,0Nm
Rider weight above 95kg................6,4Nm
These parts replace the OEM open cartridge completely, fork springs & fork caps.
Included in the Open Cartridge Kit is a pair of our Fork Preload Caps, these replace the OEM fork caps, whilst still retaining separate compression & rebound adjustment in the top, and offer up to 11mm of fork preload adjustment on each leg, to achieve the optimum sag settings in order to get the best performance both on, and off-road.
By simply turning the centre 22mm hex, using spanner provided, each turn can add, or remove 1mm of preload.
Simple, and straightforward to fit, a special pin spanner is provided to fit, and remove the caps.
Hard anodised black aluminium outer, with stainless-steel internals.
Plastic spacers (4 x 5mm & 2 x 2mm thickness) are included for extra preload, if required, up to 12mm extra preload per cap.
You will experience a completely new driving sensation with your motorbike.
The basic setup is adapted to demanding adventure riders with luggage.
Contents of kit:
- 2x Fork Preload Caps(inc spanners)
- 2x Open Cartridge Fork Inserts
- 2x Plastic Spring Guides (with PDS check valve)
- 2x Linear Fork Springs
-1 litre Motorex 5W Low Friction Racing Fork Oil
Fitting is straightforward, but does require a basic knowledge of suspension work, if not, please use a suspension specialist or workshop.
If you do not have access to a battery impact driver, or air gun, to remove the compression adjuster in the bottom of the fork leg, then we recommend purchasing our Fork Cartridge Tool, RRP 660, in order to make removal of the OEM fork cartridge simple.
Fork spring length 435mm