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post #1 of 13 Old 01-12-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lindemann Engineering or GMD Computrack

I am deciding who I want to rework my stock forks. Both offer the same price and both say they are the best.

Lindemann Engineering or GMD Computrack?
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There are a lot of suspension people you are missing. They are

Theormosman (Ohlins Guy)
*His phone number is floating around the WERA boards*

Traxxion
*www.traxxion.com*

GP Suspension
*www.gpsuspension.com*

Racetech
*www.racetech.com*

Answer these questions for me.

What are your goals, track only, street/track, street?
If you ride the trackdays what level group do you ride?
What price range do you want to stay in?
Are you going to have the same people service your forks regularly?

Everyone says they are the best but you have to choose what fits for what you want to do. I have looked into all of their products when I was trying to make my decision on what to do with my suspension. I also had to answer the same questions for myself. It can be a little daunting at times but it all works out. Again there will be bias opinions both ways just have to look at it all.

When I was doing my research these are some of the things I found. revalving your forks will cost anywhere from $500-$800 installed. These are usually 20mm pistion kits. You can get into supersport cartridges for $1000-$1700 installed. Most of these are 25mm drop ins.

If you are more inclined to do trackdays I would save for cartridges. Even just looking at a 25mm cartridge there is a huge difference between them and the stock cartridge.

One final thing is call these companies. Talk to them because if they won't talk to you now whats happens when you need setup help. It is one thing to acquire the parts but the second battle is get them setup and any help from the suspension company you choose will be very helpful.
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The guy above made some good points. And, you are going to have a hard time finding people who really have a valid opinion to the question, given that few people have tried multiple suspension folks regarding a fork rebuild. I went ahead and voted for Lindeman, because he has worked on a couple of bikes for me and I have been very happy. I have no experience with other folks to make a comparison.
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I am a street/track rider. I include track because I am starting to do some track days this summer for the first time. I do not want to get over my head in costly suspension upgrades and I feel that for my riding abilities a drop in cartridge kit is too expensive for me and not necessary. Thats why I feel that having the stock forks reworked would be a better option considering my riding habits and cost. I have had conversations and email with both Lindemann Engineering and GMD Computrack. They both seem very knowledgeable. Lindemann has a lot of winning AMA customers.

Lindemann - Works his magic on the forks using basically stock parts (including valves and pistons) that he "reworks". Obviously the spring is aftermarket. He has a proven track record that he can turn the stock forks into race winning forks.

GMD Computrack - Uses GP parts, valves, springs, shims, piston.......



Thanks for the advice
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+1 on green_zx post....

For anyone on the West Coast, I would suggest calling Stig Pettersson

(Ohlins specialist), currently working for (AMA)Jordan Suzuki, M4 Emgo

Suzuki and more..

http://www.ppsracing.com/

Lindemann is down in my books since they took their sweet time (FIVE WEEKS) to

rebuild my Penske.




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I am a street/track rider. I include track because I am starting to do some track days this summer for the first time. I do not want to get over my head in costly suspension upgrades and I feel that for my riding abilities a drop in cartridge kit is too expensive for me and not necessary. Thats why I feel that having the stock forks reworked would be a better option considering my riding habits and cost.
I'm in the street rider, occasional trackday kind of rider. I've done 2-3 trackdays per year for the past 4 years. The stock suspension didn't cut it for me, partially because 210ish with gear and partially because my local track has really poor pavement (so the valves just didn't keep up and getting confidence was really hard). Lindeman rebuild the forks and set-up a Penske double clicker for my style and weight. Now, I can't push the bike hard enough to find a suspension problems (can't because I have a higher self-preservation than need for speed). I can ride middle to front of an intermediate group with this set-up and not pushing the suspension hard enough to find any limitations (confidence or otherwise). Plus, this set-up was very reasonably priced as you have seen.
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LE is awesome. They did the work on my forks and rear suspension for my 636. I was spoiled on that bike and am forever jaded by stock suspension moving after having REAL suspension on a bike. My rear shock was a Penske by the way.


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Did LE rework you stock forks with stock parts?
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Did LE rework you stock forks with stock parts?
Some was changed and some of the oem stuff reused. it was heaven and like riding on rails.


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Did LE rework you stock forks with stock parts?
I honestly don't know. The guy that recommended them to me is a guy I have a lot of faith in (plus he is silly fast). Plus, it was the second or third bike of mine they had worked on.
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