Suspension upgrade RR-7

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  1. gcon45

    gcon45 Active Member

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    Looking at upgrading the suspension on my RR-7 as it’s the only thing letting the bike down.

    The rear shock will obviously need replaced as there’s not a lot you can do with it.

    I was thinking of going for a Maxton replacement.

    As for the forks, a re-valve, re-spring and more suitable oil followed by a setup.

    Anyone offer some advice as to what the best route to go down would be?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Muffking

    Muffking Elite Member

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    Sound like you have a good idea already. How far you go depends on what you use the bike for, but there decent choice of rear shocks and fork internals out there.
     
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    stupot Active Member

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    Have you thought about just sending the forks and shock to MCT in Stowmarket or a service and rebuild.

    They are very good.
     
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  5. eggins

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    Depends what your budget is. I did this over two years. Upgraded the rear with ohlins and the front with a full cartridge kit from Matris.
    While the front was apart I had the tubes polished and anodised.
    Transformed the Bike. RR6 by the way.
     
  6. gcon45

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    Thanks for the replies lads.

    Ended up buying the shock mentioned in this thread.

    I’m going to have the suspension re-sprung and re-oiled to my weight and the forks will be re-valved along with a full setup.

    Should make a big difference for not a comparatively small amount of money.
     
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    PS - I dropped the old shock out this morning.

    What grease is recommended for the linkage? I use a lot of Silkolene Pro RG2 on my Motocross bike. Would it do?
    Also, is it recommended to replace the linkage bolts and nuts with new ones?
     

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