I have this 2000 Xr80r that I picked up a while back to be a project that I'll eventually start on.
I've looked around on here quite a bit, and I've seen where a lot of people will swap to the CR80/85 forks for an upgrade.
Seems most who do that are adults building the bike as a pit bike and wanting it to sit up higher with more travel.
My line of thinking is, I'm gonna be building this bike for our boy that's on the shorter side, so putting him on a taller bike, especially when he's going to be learning to use a clutch, isn't the best idea.
So I was wondering if putting on a set of kx65 forks would be a good setup on the xr80? Seeing as how the kx is an MX bike, it would be an improvement over the XR forks wouldn't it?
Specs on the xr80r shows 27mm forks with 16" front wheel and 5.5" travel
New kx65 fork specs 33mm forks with 14" front wheel and 8.3" travel.
The KLX110L lists 30mm forks with 5.5" travel, but also only 14" front wheel.
KLX140 has 33mm forks with 7.1" travel and a 17" front wheel.
Now, Honda has the crf125f with 31mm forks, 5.5" travel, and a 17" front wheel.
Has anybody done a suspension swap on an xr80r with any of these sets of forks that might have any insight? Also, what would I wanna put in as a rear shock to make up for the better front?
Once again I'm not wanting to make the bike an adult ridden pit bike, only a better suspended bike for a beginner child.
I might be better off just rebuilding the stock setup, but thought I'd see what all was out there.
Hey everyone, I am looking to do a suspension swap on a 1989 cr125r. I would like to put some nice inverted forks from a newer cr on it, possibly a better rear shock as well. I guess I am wondering if there are any years that the triple clamp will bolt directly on or not. AllBalls racing has a nice conversion chart with links to the correct stem bearings.
I assume there will be changes in stem length. I have never done a front end conversion before so any guidance would be appreciated.
I'm contemplating a fork swap - the RM85 USD forks to an XR150 (Sold as Hero Implulse in India). I know there are multiple factors to consider and one answer I'm not finding is the length of the neck stem where the triple tree's center arm is inserted into the frame. I'm looking for the following information...
1. Length from top to bottom of the neck stem on the chassis/frame
2. Length between the top-plate and bottom-plate of the RM85 Triple Tree (where the bearings are flushed into the frame)
3. The tolerance the triple tree has to be moved around on the fork stem (considering the BW & SW triple tree positions are different)
I have a 2003 YZ 295 , and the stock forks are too harsh for trail riding. I have a complete 2001 CR 250 front end complete, everything, sitting in my shed that I bought for another project a couple years ago. I know it may be sacrilege, but its all paid for! Has anyone tried this? I'm a 61 yr. old woods rider with bad knees, and I don't need to "ultamatise" anything. Just want a front end that doesn't hammer me on every rock and tree root.!
By John Vaughn
I am in the middle of a fork swap, the bike is an 04 kdx 200 and new forks are off a 2006 kxf 250. To maintain the geometry i am lowering the kx forks 1"by installing spacers and will also add new spring perch grooves offset 1" from existing to prevent increasing pre-load. I am also replacing the existing .46 springs with new .42 springs.(single track, 39 year old, B/C rider). I have pulled apart the forks and this is the existing Compression(base) valve shim stack:
My plan is to remove 6 of the 30x.10 Lo-Speed shims from the Compression(base) valve shim stack. I will leave the rebound stack alone. But I defiantly open to suggestions or opinions. I am doing this to improve the handling of the bike but also as a chance to learn about suspension so feel free to lecture/rant/ridicule at will.