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I have a set of 97 RM250 showa 49 forks that will be going on a CRF 450 for dessert and rocky trail riding. Any one have any advice or tips on valving and mods to them.

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Hmmm

Drop the oil level down quite a bit lower then what RT recommends and work your way up. Measure your fork springs as my set had negative preload and if you do too then make some spacers to bring it up to 0-3mm.

I don't do desert riding so I'm not familiar with the valving. You could try stock and see how it goes as a lot of people like the stock setup.

I'm running this right now for woods but I'm always playing with the base/mid.

20X.1

18X.1

16X.1

14X.1

13X.1

12X.20

11X.20

11x.25

11.35X.40

Rebound - Stock

Midvalve

20X.1 (3)

08X1.35 (collar)

11X.20 (2)

Float - .0mm

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Cool idea , Putting the 49mm conventional (chrome tube at the top) Showa fork on a CRF 450. I am curious to get a ride report from the sand.

Alot of wood guys realy liked that fork.

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