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Found 125 results

  1. matt_hangon

    Front Fork Slack

    My question is in regards to my front forks for the second-hand bike I just purchased. I have been looking all over the internet for the last three days to find out a similar issue to mine, so I know where to start. When ever the bike is off the stand there is a excessive amount of slack in the front forks from the point where I pull the handlebars up to fully extend the forks to the point where the settled without out my weight on them. The issue is that there is virtually no tension in the process. The vertical free play/slack is far too much. Low oil, Shock springs worn, a need for spacers? I don't see any signs of leaking on the bushings. Compared to my other bike it is nowhere near the same. Im just wondering where to start and to look to help fix this because I can't find any troubleshooting that relates to this issue or has a term for this excessive vertical free play in the forks . The bike is a 2004 KX100. Any Info would be much appreciated. Thanks
  2. Hi my brother has a 2006 trx300ex and we were starting to go ride and about 3 minutes into our ride he stopped because he noticed the front right side of the quad sagging down and we looked at it and the Front right shock was snapped at the bottom where it connects to the A arm and oil was leaking out of it. Has anyone ever had this happen to them?
  3. 05Yz125ForLife

    Lowering a 2005 yz125

    I have 05yz125 and do mostly trail ride. I’m 5’8” and don’t ride often enough. I was considering lowering the stance of my bike to see if it make it easier to handle in tight trails. Any thought on linkage changes and how to adjust the front forks accordingly?
  4. LukeW156

    2016 Kx450f

    I need help with my suspension set up, I just got a 2016 kx450f and the guy I got it from said he had it set up for him weighing 200lb. But me being only 140 its been killing me in the breaking bumps and just stiff as hell. I tried messing with everything. I went back to the stock setting for 155lb and it was still really hard. Any suggestion?
  5. I’m a DIY’fer all the way. But I’m wondering if I can change my Factory Connection springs (front: from .48 to .50, rear: from 6 to 6.7) on my 2012 YZ250 without changing other parts (other than obviously the seals for the forks) and if so what parts and where to buy them? There’s only a few parts available in the FC site that I could find. I already ordered my springs. What other type DIY service can be done? Any advice/guidance will be greatly appreciated! #yz250 #factoryconnection #doityourself #suspension #onabudget #frontforks #rearshock #spring #kyb
  6. Hey all, I have a model year 2000 drz400s that sits very low, the rear especially. It looks like all 2000s do from what google shows me. Why is this? I know so little has changed over the years and suspension is one of the things that actually has. Is the rear shock shorter? Linkage different? Anyone know?? I'd like to get the rear up to "modern" or "normal" height, the front I'm ditching for an SM front anyway. All searches I've done return only how to install lowering links to adjust height which obviously doesn't apply... Thanks!
  7. i have been looking all over this forum for a definitive answer to this and some have said yes it will work, and some have said no because the shock clevis lengths and mounting bolts are not the same length. Someone please give insight to this. asking because i have a 03 cr250r and found a great deal on a 05 crf450r with a 5.7 kg/mm spring in it ( i weigh 220 lbs) on ebay.
  8. Jimmy Pascol

    Measuring Triple Clamp Offset

    Great illustration on how to calculate triple clamp offset: http://litetek.co/Guide_TripleClampOffset_Honda_CB1.html
  9. Hi All, Trying to start a suspension collective, Year and Model Valving (Factory Connection, Racetech, stillwell, etc.) Class (AA, A, B, C) Terrain Weight Springs Rider sag Clickers Comments on feel Ill start 2016 YZ250X Valving - Stock Class - C Terrain - New England woods, single track and hare scrambles Weight - 200 lbs of glory Springs - Shock 5.6kg Factiory Connection , Forks 0.46kg Factory Connection Rider sag 105mm Clickers - Front Comp 15 out, Rebound 15 out - Shock Rebound 14 out, High speed 1 and 3/4 turns out, Low speed 11 out Just changed settings as the factory 12 and 12 were too stiff for the roots and rock gardens. Felt amazing in the turns and on fast and flowy. Just upgraded springs to weight appropriate - will update once I ride Wednesday.
  10. luminaire

    are pds shocks interchangeable??

    The pds shock on my 2014 300 xc-w broke down and im looking for a replacement. Will a shock coming from a 2014 250 exc-f fit my bike? they have different part numbers so im not sure 12.18.7L.63 -- 300 xc-w shock part number 12.18.7L.67 -- 250 exc-f shock part number thanks
  11. As the subject says, is the standard suspension up to par with what for example KTM is putting out now? Or should I plan on getting something like Fox or RG3... Boy rides MX
  12. Adam Benson

    Year 2000 XR200R

    I found a mint 2000 XR200R for sale, but I have a question about suspension travel before I drive out to buy it for my son. Somewhere here I saw a list of suspension travel by year (Chuck?) that notes a substantial drop in the year 2000. But everywhere else on line says there was no change at all from years 1992-2002 (cycle chaos, dirt rider, bikez specs). No change in suspension travel, and no change in seat height after 1992. Where has anyone seen the published specs showing this year 2000 change? I have googled and just can't find it....
  13. I need to do the forks on: 2012 WR450F 2007 YZ250 Is there a trick to getting the compression damper piece out without that special fork cap tool? Heres what im talking about: 2012 WR450F 2007 YZ250 I rebuilt a pair of AOS forks with no special tools but I think the compression body came out with a 17mm socket. It was off a 2008 KLX450, I'm PRETTY sure top looked like this: Maybe someone can verify that 2008 KLX450R forks have that style of top cap. I cant remember and the bike is not in my possession atm. I dont like buying model specific tools so if there is a trick to getting those compression caps off let me know!
  14. So I emailed Factory Connection today to see what spring rate I need for the rear as I’m about 6’2” 220 lbs without gear. I also asked for a baseline front fork PSI to start at. This is what I received: Nicholas, The spring series we made for your bike is limited when it comes to larger/stiffer rates. The spring rate you need is 5.9/6.0 range. We don’t sell that over the counter as it requires special installation process. So we can’t sell the spring “over the counter”. It would have to be installed at our shop. Fork PSI I would recommend: Inner 160 psi Outer 11 psi Balance 160 psi Are they blowing smoke up my ass? What kind of ‘special installation’ could a spring take? I’ve changed and removed them before but not on a 16’ CRF before. Also, aren’t those psi settings for the Kawasaki KYB? I don’t think the psf2 have inner/outer/balance do they? Maybe he was having a bad day...or maybe I’m an idiot. FC’s website list there spring as ALS-0059. Can I not just order this spring and install it to set my sag correctly? Help?
  15. Hello, My name is Dan. I recently bought a 2001 yz125. I have been having jetting issues that i cant seem to fix. I have rebuilt the carb, tried a JD Jetting kit, and new reeds and nothing is working. I am looking for someone in the Central Jersey area who is willing to help me work on my bike and get it running strong. I have all tools necessary. I would pay $25 dollars per hour. This is completely legitimate. Feel free to text me at 908-448-9639. Located in Central New Jersey
  16. Hey guys, so recently I've noticed that my front pro circuit suspension is stiffer than hell. So I read on it and it said that sometimes it's because the front wheel is misaligned and the forks will not sit right. So I put the bike on a stand bled the suspension and got the axle nut loose and the pinch bolts, and every body said to push the suspension down or even press the brakes a few times to help align the wheel. I made sure to tighten the axle then tightened the pinch bolts. But when I tried to push the suspension down while everything was loose it barely moves at all because it's so stiff. I even tried putting the bike on the stand and turning the clickers counter clockwise to soften them up but they were out of adjustment. What do I Do? How do you guys realign the wheel? I've got a riding trip coming up soon and need as much help as I can get. I'll try to add a link to video I found of a bike doing the same thing.
  17. hondahondo

    CRF230F Build

    A few picks of my winter project.
  18. Goon Rides

    2002 YZ 125 Suspension Set Up

    Hey guys, I recently sold my 2001 YZ 125, and bought multiple YZ's... a 1998, a 2001, and a 2002. I rode all 3 and I know for a fact the 1998 YZ is the most quick. When you throttle it, it will go. The 2001 YZ 125 is average. Lastly, the 2002 is really fast (fastest YZ 125 I've ever ridden), but has no compression. It's weird that it has no compression, yet it's the fastest. I'm not sure what the PO's did with the carb or piston on the 1998 and 2002. I am selling the 1998 and the 2001, but keeping the 2002 YZ 125 since it has the updated plastics and stuff. Anyways, the suspension on the bikes are all garbage, and since I'm selling two, I don't want to fix it. But for my bike, how can I fix it? It is extremely bouncy, and when I go over a small hole, I literately jump 1 foot out of my seat and land really hard. If I harden the shocks, it will have no rebound and will also throw me off. What should I do? Also, shouldn't I set it up to my weight? Do I set the sag or does it need to get set up by a company like Pro Circuit? I would probably leave the front forks the way it is, unless it's required. Let me know, thanks.
  19. Hey guys I need some input on tuning my suspension for freeride/enduro. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's my stats for reference: Bike: 2017 KTM 500 EXC Riding weight: 170lb Tire pressure: 10psi Sag: 115mm Current Settings: -Fork: compression stock, rebound -2 clicks slower -Shock: Low speed stock, High speed stock, Rebound -2 clicks slower -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current Issue: The other day I did a hillclimb 3rd gear dicked a couple times. When my front wheel hit the rock outcroppings the front end really spanked into the rocks, I felt really hard hits in the bars, like the rim hit the rock. Same feeling when I hit potholes rippin 4th hard, the front end really bangs hard and the bike gets hucka bucka. Anyone with some experience have any suggestions what needs to be done here?
  20. Kangaroo_Smasher

    Stink bug killer for PDS

    Is there ANYONE out there on this forum who can give a good honest and experienced review of how well the Slavens Stink Bug Killer works on XC-W models? Stink Bug Killer: Slavens Racing I'm 6'2" 190lbs geared up and have no need for a lower seat height, however it's advertised to make the bike much more stable at speeds. Sounds pretty general... Will a stock bike with SBK handle whoops? I'd rather spend $40 than $900 getting suspension reworked (probably still will). I wanna know how much different the bike handles with a SBK installed. Thanks, all
  21. gmtech16450yz (motobark)

    Thanks Dave J- Smart Performance!!!

    Wow, it's been a few years since I've been on here. Glad to see old farts like greyracer are still on here helping guys out. I recently had an experience that I had to pass along though so I thought I'd log in here and see what's up. I was going through one of my favorite bikes, my "old" '06 YZ450. (I recently rode a couple '17 KTM's and it made me appreciate my YZ even more.) While I was freshening up the suspension, I thought I'd lower it a little bit in the process. I've always been happy with the suspension on that bike so I didn't want to go crazy with big changes, just a little tweaking. Anyway, I needed some shock oil and seals and I wanted to see if anyone local had any in stock. (Something that is getting harder and harder to do. For the local SF Bay Area people, we just lost Zoom Cycles, THE go-to parts and accessories store for the last 45 years.) I do a little google searching and find Dave Johnson of Smart Performance is local to me. I give him a call and sure enough, he has everything I would possibly need for any suspension work I wanted to do. He puts together an order and I drive over to pick it up. I'm greeted by an obviously VERY intelligent, articulate, helpful and nice guy. I show him what I'm doing and he gives me tons of ideas and suggestions. I leave with everything I would need to build the shock and fill it with oil and nitrogen myself. The next day I realize that having a guy that's done hundreds, if not thousands of shock rebuilds purge the oil of bubbles in a vacuum chamber he built just for that purpose would probably be better than me trying to do it myself. I asked him if he would vacuum and charge the shock and he said no problem, bring it down! When I went back to have him do the shock, I also brought my fork parts to ask him about lowering ideas. Again, he gave me a ton of excellent information and some upgrade parts to put into the forks in the process. I left with a filled and charged shock in my hand that I had 100% confidence in it being filled perfectly with all air purged properly. I then spent some time on my lathe making a couple spacers for lowering the forks. Just for the h#ll of it, I thought I'd send him some pictures of what I came up with. AGAIN, he gave me his invaluable input and suggestions and it pushed me to make another set of spacers that I could be absolutely positive would work perfectly and dependably. I'm generally a pretty independent thinker and worker. When somebody influences me to be BETTER than I think I can be or do, that impresses me A LOT. Dave's suggestions and thoughts "pushed" me to do a better job and come up with a better final solution. For that, I wanted to return the favor by letting everyone know my personal experience with Dave and Smart Performance. I know this won't come as a surprise to many here, but I just thought I'd share anyway. I'm a HUGE fan of smart people openly sharing knowledge, and Dave is absolutely one of those people. Thanks Dave! John (aka gmtech16450yz everywhere else on the web. Google search that or "john's sky redline".)
  22. therealmacman

    PW80 replace/repair suspension

    Hi. I bought a Yamaha PW80 for my son (actually he bought it). It was relatively cheap and I thought everything on it is probably cheap to replace. Long before I expected it he is jumping it and the suspension is bottoming out. I was shocked when the bike shop told me it's high AU$300s for the rear suspension. There are aftermarket for AU$50 - AU$100 however I am very skeptical about the quality. Can anyone give me some advice please regarding a reliable aftermarket, whether there is a reconditioning kit, any other suggestions. I'm in Australia. Thanks Chris
  23. I'm in need of some suspension advice for my yz250f 2016. I have had it for about a season using stock springs and the settings on the clickers are stock (Forks: Rebound Dampaning 12 clicks out, Compression Dampaning 10 clicks out. Shock: Rebound Dampaning 13 clicks out, Fast Compression 1 1/4 turns out, Slow Compression 12 clicks out). I have changed them around and don't understand the concepts of what they do to much. So I put them back to stock because I have rode my bike like that the most. I Have done some research on clickers just can't figure it out. I have set my rider sag. But I feel like I could really benefit from from correct springs so I can feel clicker adjustments better. I have gone to race tech and trued there spring calculator but I don't know what they are asking when they ask for fork and shock lowered distance. But my weight will vary between 155-160 pounds. I ride lots of stuff like GNCC races, logging roads some hill climbs. I'm a shorter rider I think 5" 9' maybe less. I'm a pretty aggressive rider for only haveing a season under my belt I'm a B rider. If any other information is needed to help me I will give it. Thank you
  24. DefyConvention

    Second oil filter underneath shifter?

    Good day all, I am riding a new 2017 kx450f, the first four stroke i have ever owned. I am also new to actually setting up a bike for me (sag, clickers, air pressure in SFF Tac fork, etc.) I have been going through the owners manual, break in process, oil change vids on youtube etc. While on the genuine kawasaki parts site looking up part numbers, I noticed on the oil filter section that there is the regular oil filter on the right hand side of bike, and then another one on the left hand side under the shifter. The second one I have literally never changed, nor have i ever heard anyone ever mention it, or speak about changing it, and its part number is 49065A. http://www.genuinekawasakiparts.com/oemparts/a/kaw/57f5247e87a8660d6c7c9b66/oil-filter Are the engine oil, and tranny sump separated on this bike ie two different oils, one for engine, and one for tranny? Or is this just another filter entirely for the engine oil, and should it be changed frequently? Also, on the fork and shock clicker setting there is a sign that is similar to " S<--->H " for clicker adjustment. Can someone explain the basics of this? Compression=? Rebound=? Thanks!
  25. I'm a 61 yr. old woods rider with a 2003 YZ 300. Do no motocross, and little jumping because of my knees. The motor part of the bike is satisfactorily dialed.But the suspension is stone stock, and pretty brutal. I've decided to do the work myself because I,ve done bushings and seals before, and feel confident that I can do it. I have spent hours reading posts on this, but the sheer mass of it all has my head spinning. This would be easy, if I had money to throw at it. I have decided that buying One racetech kit for each end is acceptable, (Or some other viable alternative). I have read that the rebound in these forks is a major problem. Question: If I were to but one fork kit, which one would it be? What about the shock?Any input appreciated.
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