Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Redditch / Reichenau, , UK and Germany
should be sorted real soooon.
OK - when the dampening goes away [ leaking shock ] the spring is "boinging away" [ that's the techie term !! ].
That doesn't mean to say that the spring IS knackered, but.........................
We [ I include myself up until recently ] ALL take our suspension for granted - together with the tyres IT'S OUR ONLY CONTACT WITH MOTHER EARTH.
How often do you check your tyre pressures / condition ? At least 2-3 times month MIN I would guess. How often do you check your shox ? EVER ??? And if that wasn't bad enough - how often do you check the condition of your front springs / oil levels? Less than ever probably.
Virtually EVERY RAM customer has come back saying the antics of the front end are not pleasant - and emphasised by the fact that the rear end is now working!
I had excatly the same with my 3 projects - one spring [ K1100 ] was actually broken in two - and NONE of the six legs had the correct amount of oil.
That's precisely why I went off on the next mission - to get some decent matching front progressive springs. I fitted a set of Hagons to the K1100 with the busted spring - what a revelation. Acting with the RAM rear in perfect harmony [ that's an English joke BTW ].
Thinking was - if the Hagon gives that much improvement [ excellent product BTW ] - how much BETTER would a compatibly matching spring be?
As before, RAM front progressive now coming to the end of the road test period. Track day was conducted 2 weeks ago - with a qualified looney [ er track day warrior ] aboard.
He improved on the previous best improvement [ RAM shock alone - same bike ] of 3 seconds - by another 2.2 seconds. That's 5 secs [ give or take ] over stock set OEM up on a closed circuit - giving it beans.
He's so impressed, he's just sold his Fireblade and ordered an S1000RR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our Ram-Man in the US is now Bill - satisfied customer and well impressed - sufficiently to put himself in the firing line as our point of contact / distributor Stateside.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"