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    Looking for installer

    I'm looking for a recommendation for an installer for Race Tech Gold valves. I already have the valves and I'm happy to remove the forks from my bike and ship them. I tried emailing Robert at Kiwi Suspension but heard nothing back (despite spending over three grand with them over the last few years). So anybody else competent around?

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    Go see Linton at DAS at 29 Saxon St
    Was an Ohlins boy till something went down a few years back, but he knows his shit when it comes to suspension

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    Well you're in chch so Linton is obvious choice.

    I had an 07 1050 Robert put RT valves in. Figured I'd try the std springs but with some oils able to flow they would bottom on brakes. If springs are 0.6 still you will need like .8s and they will still be soft but I kinda wanted that. Huoooge improvement.
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    Thanks, everybody for the recommendation. I have emailed Linton (last week) and I'm hoping for a reply soon.

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    Nah man old school. Pop in or give him a call. Small shop but very knowledgeable.
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    Did you tell RT you are a Labour voter?

    Ive been back and forward with him the last few days by email.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Nah man old school. Pop in or give him a call. Small shop but very knowledgeable.
    Yep true that, he's there till about 10pm most week nights, he loves to talk, It's easy to get stuck there.
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    Talk the legs off a table. But clearly passionate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadium View Post
    Thanks, everybody for the recommendation. I have emailed Linton (last week) and I'm hoping for a reply soon.
    It looks like you are not so good with the e-mails.

    Are you Nigerian?
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    It looks like you are not so good with the e-mails.

    Are you Nigerian?
    Well I prefer email for business arrangements (a "paper" trail avoids erm, inaccuracy). Maybe it is just me? I usually and up doing the work on my vehicles myself because I have had a fair few disasters sending them out for work. I have no experience with fork interiors though and I don't have the special tools (or even a parts washer) to attempt this job.

    Doug Cresswell Suzuki workshop: first scheduled service for my GN250, "mechanic" took a hammer to the stator cover plug, chewed it up and I had to go and ask for a new part.

    My Car was rear ended and each time I went to pick it up (4 times!) from the panel beater there were major flaws (including part of the panel the size of a playing card still in primer)

    Years ago I had a lada Niva. everybody that has had one of these knows about the spongy feeling brakes. Well those brakes kept failing a warrant. I replaced the Master cylinder internals, brake internals, front hoses, bleed etc. still no good. So I took it to the professionals with the instruction "fix the brakes so that they will pass on WOF and put a WOF on the car. Well they did the "work" the brakes were still as spongy as ever but at least I had a WOF.

    My audi went for a repair for a fuel leak (slight smell), I sent the car to a well known Audi specialist. When I drove the car home I found a MAJOR amount of fuel pooling under the car from the engine bay. To their credit they sent the mechanic to my home to fix that one, but they could have bloody well killed me.

    Another one of my new bikes went in for its first service and came back with a scratched gas tank.

    Had another bike for sale and I wanted the purchaser to be happy so I recommended that he get an inspection done. The bike shop rubbished the bike (it had had extensive new parts, including suspension just added but had rough paint, it had a new WOF and was otherwise in good shape) and when I discussed it with the buyer he basically said they talked him into a deposit on one of their bikes.

    So maybe you see why I prefer to do the work myself usually?

    Am I too fussy? Maybe. Maybe expecting the work to be done in a professional, competent manner is just too fussy.

    Recommendations: dent2go (and mobile dent removal service) did a great job getting a small dent out of the door of my current car and get a big thumbs up from me. I did have to remind them to send me the bill though after I didn't receive an invoice for the work at all!

    Always had great, professional and prompt service from Pit lane tyres on Manchester street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadium View Post
    Well I prefer email for business arrangements (a "paper" trail avoids erm, inaccuracy). Maybe it is just me? I usually and up doing the work on my vehicles myself because I have had a fair few disasters sending them out for work. I have no experience with fork interiors though and I don't have the special tools (or even a parts washer) to attempt this job.

    Doug Cresswell Suzuki workshop: first scheduled service for my GN250, "mechanic" took a hammer to the stator cover plug, chewed it up and I had to go and ask for a new part.

    My Car was rear ended and each time I went to pick it up (4 times!) from the panel beater there were major flaws (including part of the panel the size of a playing card still in primer)

    Years ago I had a lada Niva. everybody that has had one of these knows about the spongy feeling brakes. Well those brakes kept failing a warrant. I replaced the Master cylinder internals, brake internals, front hoses, bleed etc. still no good. So I took it to the professionals with the instruction "fix the brakes so that they will pass on WOF and put a WOF on the car. Well they did the "work" the brakes were still as spongy as ever but at least I had a WOF.

    My audi went for a repair for a fuel leak (slight smell), I sent the car to a well known Audi specialist. When I drove the car home I found a MAJOR amount of fuel pooling under the car from the engine bay. To their credit they sent the mechanic to my home to fix that one, but they could have bloody well killed me.

    Another one of my new bikes went in for its first service and came back with a scratched gas tank.

    Had another bike for sale and I wanted the purchaser to be happy so I recommended that he get an inspection done. The bike shop rubbished the bike (it had had extensive new parts, including suspension just added but had rough paint, it had a new WOF and was otherwise in good shape) and when I discussed it with the buyer he basically said they talked him into a deposit on one of their bikes.

    So maybe you see why I prefer to do the work myself usually?

    Am I too fussy? Maybe. Maybe expecting the work to be done in a professional, competent manner is just too fussy.

    Recommendations: dent2go (and mobile dent removal service) did a great job getting a small dent out of the door of my current car and get a big thumbs up from me. I did have to remind them to send me the bill though after I didn't receive an invoice for the work at all!

    Always had great, professional and prompt service from Pit lane tyres on Manchester street.
    So a Lada, and Audi and a triumph. It would seem the problem is in your pick of equipment.

    I ordered an Ohlins from RT this week.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    So a Lada, and Audi and a triumph. It would seem the problem is in your pick of equipment.
    The Audi and the Lada were both POS but that has nothing to do with the service received.

    The triumph has had no problems whatsoever and is a fantastic bike.

    But you have reminded me of the other car I owned which had steering which would jam when it sat overnight. The car went to a repairer (under warranty) and they had the car for six weeks, the car dealer got a big bill for the repair and the problem was no better. The car went back twice more (six weeks each time) and each time it came with the problem not fixed. On the fourth go it was finally repaired and I'd been without my car for about 6 months. Other than that is was the best car I owned up to that date with an original selling price in 1990 of $97000.

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    $97000!-The first iv'e heard of a Rolls Royce with steering problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadium View Post

    So maybe you see why I prefer to do the work myself usually?
    Just fit them yourself. Ive done a few sets and not hard by any means.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    $97000!-The first iv'e heard of a Rolls Royce with steering problems.
    not even close mate.I once owned a 1990 bmw 535i.I beleive it was about 135 000 new.Thankfully in 2002 it was only 140 000k and little more than a tenth of that price.So a rolls Royce would be heaps more than 97000

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