**08. **Here’s a shot of the modified damping rod outfitted with a Gold Valve Emulator (right). Notice the bottom of both damping rods. The stock rod (left) only features four compression holes, which are smaller in diameter. The modified rod features six holes that not only flow more oil, but the larger bores allow it to flow more freely so that when encountering harsh bumps the fork is able to compress at a much faster rate.