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i have a 2003 crf 450 and need to sweeten the forks up a bit. i am maxed out on compression , and they still are not stiff enough for big hits and flat landings. plus they are harsh on the little choppy stuff. i was thinking of going with the gold valves, instead of waiting a month to get them back from factory connection. does any one have any positive or negative feed back about the gold valves?? the shock is absolutley perfect. thanks! mark

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I have gold valve in all my bikes, and I love them.

If you are using all of your travel,I would add more oil

in your forks,this will make it stiffer at the end of the

travel.

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i added 10 cc's to each fork already. it helped, but its still not quite enough. thanks for your replys so far!

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i have installed over 50 G.V. in the last 10 yrs great product with great support

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I've got Race Tech springs & Gold Valves and think it's be the best mod I've done so far.....huge difference, it's like a completely different bike. I had the same bottoming symptoms as you, couldn't solve the problem with fork oil or clickers. Bought the springs and valves, rode the bike and wondered how I did without them. HUGE difference, gave me a lot more confidence.

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I've used no action...ooops, i mean pro action and race tech. Love the race tech hands down. And the best part is the company will keep re-valving the bike for free until it's dialed in exactly how you want it.

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I've used no action...ooops, i mean pro action and race tech. Love the race tech hands down.

I'm thinking of going with Pro-Action sometime in the near future, what didn't you like about them?

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I have the Gold valves in mine and I love it. The only other one I would deal with is Factory Connection. I was like you also I thought my shock was perfect, but I went ahead and did it also with the Gold Valve, love it too.

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h2ojunkie - "I've used no action...ooops, i mean pro action and..."

<font color="brown"> Holy Sh*t!!! I'm dropping my bike off at Pro Action this saturday! Do you know something I don't? I'm new to this motocross stuff so please help!!! I though Pro Action was a reputable suspension Co.

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I like my race tech suspension, I had it shimmed for A level woods and I can still ride the MX tracks and enjoy it without to much buttoming. The first time I got it back wasn't really happy with the stiffness and they reshimmed it to my liking with no added cost.

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It is my understanding, it is all in the shim stack. To get the shim stack formula, buy the Gold Valve.

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RT valving is good...but dont follow there spring guideline. They are TOO soft for most MX tracks....

EX: 165-170lbs MX rider semi serious, there said .46 ft and 5.2 rr....

I wondered why I was getting so tired ... I was fighting with the bike, and bottoming etc.....

Finally, when I heard that the 2003 had a 5.6 rr spring. I went harder on both ends.... much better!!! Lap times and more control etc. Life was good again....

my 2cents worth...........ciao

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