my Ktech 996 fork upgrade on S4

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by monsterman, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. monsterman

    monsterman Ol'Timer

    my Ktech 996 fork upgrade on S4
    well finally got the Ktech 996 forks to thailand and fitted to the S4 , a lot faffing around with lower yoke shims 0.5mm and the tope yoke Capo supplied was for fat bars so i had to make shims to fit my 7/8 bars as fat bars are stupidly expensive in Thailand and would foul the stanchions anyway as the 996 SHOWASforks are 10mm longer than S4 Showas .

    well been avidly testing the bike this week over 200 miles so far and things are a massive improvement on the old setup.

    The New forks came from a 996 off Ebay for £120 and were sent away for Ktech revalves, overhaul and 8.5 spring set for my weight , all in i spent about £ 600.

    ORIGONAL S4 SHOWAS ARE NOT WORTH SPENDING MONEY ON AS THEY HAVE A DESIGN FAULT !

    first i have noticed a big improvement in stability on corners and straights ,much more precise control , i have changed a few settings on rebound and compression they are now set at 6 clocks compression and 8 clicks rebound , sag is 20mm but preload is minimal on 7 lines visible i still think the forks are a little hard and could be plusher on the bumpy bits but the airgap was set by ktech at 120mm as a starting point and i will remove some oil as i want it a bit softer maybe 130mm or even 140mm airgap using 5w oil.

    i have upped the rear ohlins compression 2 clicks as well bike feels very balanced now .

    was it all worth it , am i happy .....definitely ......but the quest for perfection goes on
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