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  1. Hardley_Davison

    What bark busters do you recommended?

    I too have Acerbis. When I fall down and go boom I know my levers will still be there!
  2. Hardley_Davison

    XR600 shock spring ( I R confused ! )

    Don, Sorry for the late response to your question. This post got buried and so did I. I am 198 with no gear, figure 220 with water, tools and gear. I have seen the racetech site but and it is full of good info. If I respring I will start there, thank you. I found out that my shock was "packing" which if I understand correctly is a symptom of my rebound being set to hard. I checked the clicker at the bottom of the shock and found that I was 8 clicks from hard and 20 from soft. I am now 12 from hard and 16 from soft. It feels much faster now (the rebounding I mean) It appears to recover more rapidly allowing the suspension to "reset" further before I hit the next whoop. Again, that is if I now understand this correctly. The symptom was explained to 2 different suspension shops here in phoenix and they both said the same thing. Both offered advice and experience before offering services. Pretty cool Huh! Kinda like being on ThumperTalk without having a keyboard Thanks for your response
  3. Hi, I have a 97 xr600 and decided to spring it correctly for me. I looked for a part no on the rear shock spring to determine what was in it. I found it was an Eibach, the part no is 999.650.2 and it has another number on it that shows 25/96. I can't seem to match any of these numbers up to anything for a Eibach. I even looked at other manufacturers prefixes and no dice. What I am trying to do is confirm the spring is correct or not before I buy another and get the shock serviced. My symptom is that the back end kicks up when hitting whoops at anything over liesurely pace say 15 mph or so. I am standing on the pegs and trying to keep some weight back. Front forks just serviced and running 8.0-8.5 psi in them. I have played with the shock adjustments "The Knob" but just can't get the right feel. I feel like Goldilocks "This shock setting is to hard and the other is to soft" I wish these bears would have serviced these bikes more often!! You guys got any ideas? Thanks Hardley
  4. Hardley_Davison

    Gearing / Chain on a 97 XR600

    Don, I got mine from Aj's Performance here in town (Phoenix). AJ's is just across from the Deer Valley Airport on Deer Valley and like 7th ave. They had to order it from back east but it was worth the wait. We hit the Boulders by Carefree & 99th ave Saturday. Lots of abrupt elevation changes very tight, twisty and off camber. The 13/48 with 110 links (pos 17 on the snail adjusters) was just what I needed. It is a little to low for jeep trails, fire roads or asphalt (like that old strip of the high way in front of the Wild Horse. Good luck
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    Gearing / Chain on a 97 XR600

    Thanks Curtis, I don't think I will have to go bigger on the back but, if I felt the need to play around I didn't want to have to buy another chain. I did some more searching and found "XR's Only" says 110 links and "Throttlehead" says 112 links . I am going for 113 and if I have to I will just pull some links off. Thanks Scott BTW here is the XR'r link http://www.onlycrfs.com/html/sprockets_7.html At Throttlehead you just build a bike profile. I tried to search here from both the forums and the store and couldn't find anything (on # of links), must be me I am sure it is here someplace.
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    Gearing / Chain on a 97 XR600

    I am installing a 13/48 combo on my 97 XR600. I may want to bump the back up some still (13/50 maybe) and didn't want to cut the chain to short. I have heard this can be depressing! I guess my question is where should I start as far as the number of links is concerned? Keeping in mind I may want to bump the back up. I was running 14/48 with a very stretched chain on what I thought was tight singletrack. I have been informed that it gets tighter and then they will throw in elevation changes. Just in case I wasn't having enough fun Thanks for your help.