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I own 04 drz400e I'm gonna put race tech springs in it.Is it worth getting the valving done to.I weight around 200 pounds with gear on.I"m getting back into riding after about 15 years or so.I don't know if i will notice the difference with the valving.Also I'm 6'4" so who makes the best risers I want to raise and move forward the bars also keep in mind that I want to put a steering dampner on in the future thanks.My typing sucks.

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do the springs first and ride the bike.familiarize your self with the action.you will better apreciate a revalve that way.

you will most likely find the proper springs will satisfy you.

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I prefer BRP for clamps, bar mounts and damper mounts. They have options depending on how tall you want to go on the bar height. Also you can get a tall bar bend like a Windam bend. :cry:

www.brpit.com

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When my springs were swapped I decided to have the valving done and am glad I did. Overall this is the best money I have every spent on a bike.

Reason #1: It can take a couple of hours or more to remove and replace your shock and forks (I guess you can do the fork spring without removing them)

Reason #2: It is best to work with a shop that can come up with a package of valving, oil level/thickness and springs that will work together and they can check/replace all seals. This is the same reason I do this as a package on a car. You put in new springs and something else is not right, so you think your spring is wrong. Or you think it is right until you suspension is rebuilt and realize that the spring compensated for the other problem.

I ended up with BR1 suspension (they are near my house in Northern California) on my 2001E. With all of the work includng new springs front and rear it was around $800.

I have owned newer motocross bikes and older trail bikes with suspension work done and this suspension works as good as any of them and is very versatile.

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Hey hksimpson -

Where in NoCal is BR1? I'm near the Roseville area and know of Dicks Racing in Citrus Heights, but I've not heard of BR1...

Thanks in advance!

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