I went for a ride out yesterday about a 50-mile round trip from my home to Tarporley Cheshire, it was the first time in a few months and about a month since I had fitted the DFX Fork Emulators. (Steve opted to go back from progressive springs to our recommendation of linear springs - it's not mandatory, just recommended.)
The first couple of miles riding through my local town is relatively slow observing the speed restrictions and being further restricted by a number of speed bumps, this is where I first noticed a difference with my previous suspension set up of having Progressive springs up front and YSS Z series Shocks on the rear. Instead of riding over the speed humps with a sharp jolt the DFX Emulators completely smoothed the bump out.
Leaving my town onto the slightly rural section of the A57, a 3 mile stretch of road heading towards Warrington where I can ride most of it between 60 - 80mph only having to slow for a number of bends, I approach the first bend slowing slightly to 50mph feathering my front brake and knocking it down a gear before tipping into a right hander the forks seem to be so stable with hardly any dive and as I accelerate out of the bend the road is slightly rippled but I hardly feel them.
A couple of more bends another right then a left that can be took in top gear at 60 -70mph then onto a roundabout where I have to brake heavy to give way to traffic before entering. Wow - what a transformation - there is absolutely no sign of the bike diving and I was braking heavy, I enter the roundabout taking the 3rd exit onto what can only be described as a switchback road leading you on to the M6, the GB was at a constant sharp lean to the left for maybe 100 metres before merging into the Motorway traffic and the bike took it like it was on rails. A few more miles of the M6 then merging onto M56 before exiting on to the A49 the GB seems so different to how it used to be, the ride seems to be smoother and more comfortable.
The A49 is a fairly wide rural Rd consisting of some fast sweeping bends through the Scenic Cheshire Countryside but no time for sightseeing today.
I could go on and on but I am probably boring most of you by now so wanted to tell you that I think these DFX emulators will surely transform your riding experience and I am really impressed with them.
I know some of you are not interested in changing anything on your GBs and are all for originality but in my honest opinion the original 30yr old suspension is budget based and was never designed for us heavier people, if you do want to improve things this is surely the way to go and are highly recommended.