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  1. V8Astro

    FinBro 280 Duration 5mm Lift

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    New front wheel, new look

    Same width as the rear 18 x 2.15 rim. Tires are 120/80-18”. No fitment issues. Everything went together fine
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    Oil change. Did i screw up badly?

    It’s probably the relief valve for the oil pump. Just make sure to replace all the pieces in the same order
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    Oil change. Did i screw up badly?

    Did a spring a little piston come out?
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    New front wheel, new look

    This is what the shock looks like
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    New front wheel, new look

    Call these guys http://www.buchananspokes.com/contact/contact_us.asp The spokes are custom length. They asked a bunch of questions about the rim that I couldn’t answer so I just bought an Excel rim from them. You might be able to find one cheaper
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    New front wheel, new look

    It has rebound adjustment but no compression adjustment. It was $429 shipped to me with the appropriate spring for my weight. It rides 100x better than the stocker
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    New front wheel, new look

    http://www.yssusa.com/products_yss.html Call them. I can’t remember the part number. Their website is an indecipherable mess but they had exactly what I needed.
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    New front wheel, new look

    I’m not sure yet. I haven’t had a chance to ride it yet! In typical Midwest fashion it went from 80 degrees to 45 degrees and raining in the span of 3 days
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    New front wheel, new look

    I got my 18” front wheel built and new tires on. I built the wheel with parts bought from Buchanan’s and EBay. Assembling the wheel wasn’t hard. Truing it was an exercise in patience. I want to say thanks to the members here for posting their experiences. I couldn’t have got my bike the way I wanted without your help!! Mods: EJK, full FMF, Racetech front suspension, YSS shock, 320mm front rotor, braided brake hoses, 18” front wheel, Shinko 705 tires
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    Supermoto Help?

    I contacted “All Balls Racing” once to help me convert a 2006 R6 front end to a 1975 CB750. They might be able to find you conversion bearings
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    Anyone ever built a wheel?

    I want to build an 18” front wheel for my two-fiddy. I’d like to get another DID rim and lace it to my OE front hub. I’ve never done this before. I’ve always bought wheels already assembled. I’ve read a little about rims, spoke count, spoke length, and spoke angle. I could use a little help on details on how-to and parts sourcing. My CRF is a road-going bike and I’ve found a few tire options in 18” that will work for front or rear. I currently have two other supermoto bikes and kind of want to take on a different project without blowing up the bank (again)
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    Honda CRF250L/M Pics & Video

    LRP hangin out with his garage buddies
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    CRF250L Suspension/Handling Upgrade Thread

    I installed my RaceTech spring and valves this weekend. The info in the “how to” sub forum was a great help. I’ve had plenty of forks apart for bushings and seals but had never done any valving changes. The write ups gave me good info on what I was getting into. I selected Supermoto on the DVS because that’s where this bike is headed even though I don’t have wheels and tires yet. First ride impressions were I could actually stop without the bike pitching nose down! I have upgraded to a 320mm rotor and braided brake hose. On hard braking the bike used to nose dive so bad my rear tire would lock up. The next thing I noticed while jamming the back roads was how compliant the front is through turns. I can pick a line and keep it. Even over rough bumps the bike tracks right where I point it. Right now I still have the OE tires and the front was pushing hard on some of my favorite turns. Now it’s much more predictable and I can even throttle the back end loose without fear of the front washing out. All of this on super sketchy knobbies! I’m a Supermoto guy so these tires are well beyond what I’m used to. I’m still waiting on my rear spring to show up. Once I get the back end settled I’m sure I’ll be able to wring more out of it. I’m not sure why RaceTech only lets you choose ONE setup. I really wanted to compare the Supermoto valve stack with the enduro valve stack in the DVS.
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    Hello again

    I’ve read a few posts about replacing the clutch and removing the judder spring. Is the stock clutch that weak? I had an EBC clutch and springs in my YZ450-SM and it was really heavy. I kind of like the light CRF clutch the way it is but would replace it if it’s a failure waiting to happen