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    '84 forks damper assembly - what gets "rebuilt"?

    I have my '84 forks apart and will be doing the Racetech valve emulator upgrade. Are there any parts of the damper assembly that are considered "wear items" and should be replaced while I'm in there?
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    I did the RaceTech conversion on my 86 R80 a few years back. It has the Brembo forks which I think are different than yours, but I could hardly find anything to mess with inside them. The only replaceable parts I could find were the seals and a plastic slider which went in just below the seals. Yours may well be surprisingly devoid of replaceable parts. You may want to search this forum for the post I did on the installation as RaceTech's instructions were spread across several documents and not always clear.
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    84 Forks

    The 84 forks have Brembo brakes and were on the twin shock bikes till the end of 84. in 85, BMW went to the mono shock airheads, redesigned the front forks and front wheel.

    Brook Reams did a very good write up regarding the Race Tech conversion for the 83 bike which is the same as an 84.https://brook.reams.me/bmw-motorcycl...dge-emulators/

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    Thanks. I found the thread and will read it after dinner.

    EDIT: Thanks Steve for the reminder. I will stick with Brook's site, which I had already been reading.
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