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Has anyone installed the race tech gold valve kit in the front fork of a 2013 ZX6R.
I am curious about the shim stack numbers and what the specific numbers are in comparison to the 2009-2012 ZX6R.
You would think with the rebound and compression adjustments on only one fork, that the shim stack would be a lot different as it now has to do the work of two forks.
But i maybe wrong.
 

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I know I'm not gunna answer your question but I dropped in a full ohlins insert and haven't looked back. Greatest upgrade I've ever done to a bike.
 

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I had the racetech gold valve kit installed and the spring on my 13 zx6r. But it's winter and I'm not riding in the snow.
 

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I have the same set up (from Farrell) on my 13 636. Dustin (seller of the bike in the wera link) helped get me in touch with Farrell. Jason helped develop the racetech stuff they currently have. He set a new track record at Blackhawk farms last year, and has won events at multiple tracks, inc Daytona. as far as stacks and specs, I haven't had them apart to verify, only have 3 days on them, I am still sorting the bike.

the bike in the link is well set up, and the racer (Dustin) is one fast mofo on that racetech front end. if he and Farrell don't need ohlins or cartridges up front... no one on this site does. :D

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i just bought the racetech 25mm cartridge kit and having them installed this week.
 

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the linked bike has the valves, and Farrell specific shim stack, fluid level, and set up. it is not the racetech cartridge kit. I was told by both of them (bike owner, and performance shop owner) there is no need to spend money on a cart kit with the set up they have. it is ALOT CHEAPER than a cart kit set up. Ski
 

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Jason is mega fast....... i am not.
Gold valve is good enough for me.
Thanks for the help.
I will contact Jason for help.
 

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Guy just started a thread and has a video on how to do it with all the shims you need, thread title is no classifieds for me
 

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Thanks for the info..... but thats me showing the shims and gold valve for an 09. I am looking for the 2013 ZX6R info. Ideally i would like to get some info before my 2013 ZX6R gets delivered and i open up the forks :). And start measuring everything.
I also posted 2 videos on the 09 gold valve in the mechanical section.
 

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Is there a link from Jason or Farrell describing the setup. That earlier WERA link posted is no longer available. I am pretty handy servicing forks and installing valve kits, just not proficient enough if i need to modify the shim stack.
 

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Is there a link from Jason or Farrell describing the setup. That earlier WERA link posted is no longer available. I am pretty handy servicing forks and installing valve kits, just not proficient enough if i need to modify the shim stack.
I'm sure Racetech could give you their stack specs. You should try their customer service. I would like to hear what you think of the fork valve kit. My rebound adjustment is nearly all the way in. I need more adjustment. Obviously a stiffer rebound stack.
 

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Are you looking for specific shim sizes on the compression or rebound on a 2013 ZX6R? Do you plan on using the stock piston, because that wont work with Race Tech shim stacks.
 

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Is it worth spending cash on the Gold valves or just put the $300 toward cartridges? My spring rate works great but I need more dampening adjustment. Rebound in particular. What say you? I would really like to not spend more than I have to.
 

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Sorry, i missed your post. I am not sure about shim sizes, and i was looking at a drop in kit for the OEM piston. I didnt see any reference on Racetech website on not using the OEM piston? ... What route did you go with?


Are you looking for specific shim sizes on the compression or rebound on a 2013 ZX6R? Do you plan on using the stock piston, because that wont work with Race Tech shim stacks.
 
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