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Want to swap forks on my 89 XR600r?

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Been done a billion times..Use the search function..Here's some reading to be going on with..

 

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77

 

http://home.comcast.net/~ledrocnoc/CRFClampMods/

 

Read the entire threads,,Forget that some refer to the 650R,,the conversion basically is the same and the same problems and solutions are required/used..Two different ways of going about it..You either use the CRF stem and get new threads cut on the stem or you get the stem pushed out of the XR triples and get a machinist to make some

bushes up,,You then get the stock XR stem pressed into the CRF triples..The front wheel is another story. To use the XR front wheel you need to make a new axle or mod one from some other bike..Your XR brake calliper may also not fit,,You may need to buy one from the year CRF forks your using..The XR stem pushed into the CRF triples with bushing is the easier way in my opinion,,That way you use the same stem bearings that are already on the XR..That is the way I went with the job,,as did Elsalvador..

 

My above outline is basic..If you want more complex explanations I'll do them as the project goes if you go with the job..

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There is a guy on here or ADV that is currently selling a complete setup off of his XR.

 

The best it can do is make you Batman amongst supermen.

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hmm,,that ADV link above doesn't seem to be working..I'll try it again..

Mess up with the site or system along with all that multiple posting yesterday..

 

 

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774934

 

I'll also add that if you read Elsalvadors swap around he had to do some thinning down of the top nut of the triple.

I needed to do none of that..Press in the XR stem with a bush top and bottom,,That;s that part done..Nothing else needed there.

Bottom bearing then gets put on the stem and you bolt the whole lot together..When doing forks/triples invariably after the first ride the

whole shebang needs retightning again at the top indented type nut..If you don't do that it'll feel as though the bearings are shot..ie,,you

can lift on the bars and the triples etc have slop,,Things need a bit of bedding in before they are set ..always retighten after the first real run.

Steering stops needed a bit of work with some welding., It may just be that the forks I used were a slightly different design than his

so the thinning of the nut may be needed or may not depending on the set you get..He used 250,,I used 450...

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