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Rotaholic

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  1. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Gooning is the best type of riding, if you're not having fun, what's the point.
  2. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Not 2018 RMZ related but this is what we do for fun when not racing moto here in NZ
  3. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Ive seen some of your IG vids and your bike looks set up really well. We ride sand all year round here, and normally with a sand/paddle tire which could effect how it loads up the shock and in other ways. This is my 6th RMZ450 so the BFRC feels very foreign after riding the RMZ platform since 2005. Just wondering if you had an earlier RMZ450 before the 18 or came straight from another brand? If I had of come from another brand im sure I wouldnt even notice what im feeling.
  4. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    I would love to try the racetech setting but didnt purchase the shock kit. I have heard people say FC has a great setting for it, so I would just run that if it's working for you. We dont have access to any decent suspension shops here in NZ, its pretty much taking a gamble and hoping you get lucky with a local guy. They also charge the earth. Getting up around the $1400NZD to shuffle some shims and a service.
  5. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Tracks here can be brutal, I train at Paul Whibleys house (GNCC Champ) and his enduro loop we do to break up the motos has kilometers of sand whoops, im talking deep deep sand with tree roots, hitting them wound in 4th/5th gear. I need to trust my shock or im dead. Biggest issue is the shock unloading at the worst time, tripling into whoops or landing sideways, all my other RMZs would straighten up instantly, the bfrc wants to huck to the other side and try and high side me. Seat bouncing a massive double out of a corner I need to be able to load and trust the shock, the way the BFRC does it isn't consistent and scares me enough to leave the technical riding out when riding with the BFRC. Sure it does feel good at times, a get that old ohlins feel at times which I love, On a groomed track with deep ruts I could live with it. The tracks here in NZ I would say are more what you would get in Europe. What works for me might not work for others, but I know what I like in a shock and confidence is everything.
  6. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    I rode it stock and rode a krooztune modded one and couldn't get it off the bike quick enough. The bfrc will sit in a drawer until I sell the bike.
  7. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Yes forks have that typical racetech plushness to them and am very happy with them. RT recommended 10 comp and 14 rebound and I ended up 11 comp and 12 rebound, so pretty close. I have an a kit shock that I built for the rear which is amazing and exactly the feel I was looking for. Racetech assured me they have a very good setting for the bfrc but I haven't tried it.
  8. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Hopefully someone will get some use out of these pics one day. The race tech manual is very generic.
  9. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    A trick I learned when servicing forks, with the springs out of the forks, reinstall the forks and front tire in the bike. Push the wheel all the way till the forks bottom. Take note of where the lugs/axle are and mark the axle, this should be close to perfect alignment every time and the forks won't bind when you ride. (plusher suspension, no unnecessary bushing wear or leaking forks)
  10. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    I made a start on the forks tonight. Looks like a single stage tapered stack with a LSV on the post.
  11. Rotaholic

    Preferred Exhaust Setup on ‘18 RMZ 450

    It should work great if not try the couplers
  12. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Yes mud sums it up. I could tune it out by going out on the HSC and LSC
  13. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    Probably the wrong term, not very good at describing suspension. I guess it had more damping, almost like I had gone in on the rebound. Slower instead of stiffer I guess
  14. Rotaholic

    2018 RMZ 450 impressions?

    I dropped the bleed and added a 12x .2 which was much better but too much, but the shock felt quite dead. Will remove the 12x .2 I added and give the extra face shim a go tomorrow night. The shock completely changes the bike.
  15. Rotaholic

    Cadj Stack Help

    Just got back from the same track, the shock felt so much better, but almost to dead fealing. I ended up at 2 out HSC and 14 out LSC. I will leave the bleed shim out of the stack but take out the 12x .2 I put in. Shock bladder was 150psi done with a shock pump. I think you're spot on, I think the spring is too light. I only have showa springs except for this one wp in the bike, will try and track down a stiffer spring.
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