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  1. First of hello to all! This is my first post but I have lurked for a while as a guest. Now on with the question.... I have a 2001 XR650L I have owned since new but it has beed very neglected the past few years due to life and work....It has been locked up in a sea can for at least 5 years and maybe got out once a year to start and ride down the road when I get by the place. So I deciced to get it out and get the old girl going and go thru every thing and upgrade so I can take it with me on my Jeep travels and ride. My question is what to do with the forks....I have several options... as I am a collector of stuff lol Option 1: revalve and fix up stockers with a brace. option 2: Use the forks and parts off my 2006 crf 450 and part out the rest of the bike. It runs good and is a great bike but I really have no use for it and it prob needs valves and what not done. But im not against using it as I really prefer to ride the 650 the high rev 4 stroke was never my thing prefered my 2 stroke for that. I would use the emig racing clamp setup and pay for it with the sale of the parts. It has a full leo vince exhaust and custom triple clamps on it so sell as well. I got the bike on a trade for money owed. option 3: I have a full frame of a 96 RM125 minus the motor only... It has the big bore forks like a drz400. But havent found any info on a swap or anyone doing it.....Gary at emig said he could build them tho not sure on the cost tho yet I will be used mostly as a trail bike but I ride pretty aggressive. You can see what was already done in my sig..but I plan to do bigger tank, black excel wheels as my rear wheel is toast, and possibly an oil cooler.
  2. Bought a used 2010 crf250r that had been re-sprung to 4.5, I am working on an OEM Showa shock. I figured while I was in there changing the spring I would freshen up the oil too. First eff up: To get the spring off, the lower shock perch was removed by un screwing the clevis (bottom mount part #10) I did release all the nitrogen prior but I forgot to set the clicker to full soft. No visual damage at this point. In hind sight I now know the proper disassembly should have been to separate the outer ring (#34) pressed up from (#4) to expose the clip. This would have left the bottom mount threaded to the shaft and I could have avoided this fiasco entirely. 100% my fault here Second eff up: At this point I assumed I would need to have the bottom mount loose to get the spring and lower perch back on. I decided I wasn't comfortable going any further so I took the semi disassembled shock to a local shop for the remainder of the service. I can't say for certain everything they did but I requested disassembly, cleaning and inspection for damage then fill and charge the nitrogen res. When I got it back I noticed that the bottom was not fully threaded (this is how I dropped it off) and the clicker was set to full hard. I suspect it was not wise to fully pressurize in this state? 50/50 here? the shop should have known to fully seat the mount prior to charging but I also should have dropped it off that way. Third eff up: Installing the spring I unscrewed the bottom and got sprayed! My bench, wall and entire garage received a coating of oil and gas. 100% my fault Frustrated beyond words and am envisioning having to pony up another $150 for the service again but the shop won't be open until noon on Tuesday to discuss my options. Not to mention I no telling what else got buggered in the process. At this point I decided to inspect for damage where I could. Deflated the bladder, set comp and rebound to full soft and cycled the shaft a few times. I noticed that the rebound clicker will only turn 4 from full soft yet has full range when it is unthreaded from the shock shaft. Does the shock need to be full of oil and nitrogen to have full range on the bottom clicker? I am worried that there is damage further up the line that I cannot see. I have since found several youtube videos for filing and bleeding the oil which seems easy enough at this point. I'm still going to have to take it in to fill the bladder. Thanks for listening. J
  3. 2016 onwards sxf rear shock Just wanting to know what the spring inside the rear shock does? Located between the seal head and valving base plate
  4. Jordan.Brock96

    Honda XR200R (1993)


    Solid and Reliable bike, as long as you treat the bike well. 6 Gears and lots of torque make it perfect for trails. It will carry a 6'0" 230lb guy through the woods without problem or stall.
  5. 1997 xr650l, would like to lower it bout an inch. i don't want to shave the seat and I already made the adjustments to my suspension. I would like to pick one up at the end of today and just curious as I see different models and diff manufactures, was curious if there was an outstanding model or a reasoning for getting one verses the other, thanks for the feedback ahead of time. Cheers, safe riding.
  6. mrport6793

    Suzuki DR-Z400S (2012)


    Love it.
  7. slim105

    Suspension HELP!

    I just traded my 93 cr125 for a 96 cr250 and when I jump it as soon as I come off the ground and my forks extend It feels like they bottom out and you can feel it in the handel bars it does not feel right at all you can actually hear it hit or bottom out not shure what its doing....Im thinking there is no fork oil in the forks or my spring is to soft..any help at all will be appreciated.
  8. Hiya. I am getting ready to set up my shim stack and install GR-2 gold valves in my 2014 S forks. When I remove the OE stack and valve, there is no base plate between the stack and the body. (at least not the size/style I was expecting) I attached pics of what I think may be the "base plate", but they look more like spacing shims to me. They are larger in diameter and a bit thicker than the smallest stack shims that sit against them. Could someone shed some light on this?
  9. 2006 YZ250f It may be a while before I can afford (by afford I mean get permission from "the boss") a full suspension revalve/springs. What do people recommend for settings for a 200lb Vet C woods rider? Would I benefit much just from new springs or are the moto springs close to stiff enough for my weight in the woods? Thanks
  10. waygreen

    Unequal front shock height

    I was wiping down my bike tonight and I noticed that the front left shock has about 1/16 of an inch of the tube above the clamp while the right side is about 1/32 above, max...and it could be closer to 1/64 but I didn't have my micro rule handy. The pics don't really show the difference but in-person, the two are clearly different. Is this discrepancy enough to worry about? I only just passed the break-in period this weekend so it's still basically new. I do get a slight shimmy in the handle bars sometimes but I thought that was due to the knobby tires and wind. My only experience on a bike is the 300 or so miles I just put it so I have no frame of reference. Am I crazy for even noticing the difference or is this something I should get corrected? Thanks for any ideas
  11. BIG_FAT_&_SLOW

    shock springs

    Picking up a 14 this weekend. Will shock springs from the 10-13 model work?
  12. nvrider

    KTM 250 XC-F (2011)


    love this bike! I use it for the track and off road. perfect for me at my current speed.
  13. rungunner

    Yamaha MX250 (1974)


    The old days !!
  14. 443dirt

    Honda CRF450R (2007)


    she's a strong runner, but a bit much in the tight stuff
  15. Chadillac801

    KTM 500 XC-W (2012)


    2012 KTM XC-W, gobs of power! I'm 6'5" and right around 250lbs and this things pull me around like i'm a 180lb rider. I added Factory Connection fork and shock springs and that made a huge difference. My wheels track the ground excellent in trail and desert riding. Love it!
  16. bobbyfoxx

    Kawasaki KX450F (2013)


    Stock is pretty good...still doesn't turn but is far better than previous gen...great motor...forks not very good...fit and finish is better than previous years too
  17. dcruthers

    Honda CRF250L (2014)


    Just picked this up for my daughter. She loves it
  18. Mayt13

    Honda XR650L (1994)


    Awesome, with a few upgrades a really killer platform. Despite my Supermoto aspirations, I'm a big fan of the L's air cooling and electric start over the more powerful R. So far -Desert Tank -FMF full Exhaust -Pro-taper Bars -Performance rear shock -Custom Baja cage (more similar to stunt cage) Soon to be installed (already purchased) -Kenhin FRC MX flatslide pumper carb (41mm) -4.8 springs & 15w fork oil Hopefully mods to come -Fork Brace -Ducati 999 oil cooler -Beringer Brakes -Steel braided brake lines
  19. Aussie CRFX Rider

    KTM 500 EXC (2015)


    Great power<br />Light<br />Suspension needs work
  20. kk21

    Yamaha YZ450F (2016)


    Great bike! Tons of power! Suspension is great. Will need heavier spring rate if you are a larger rider. Experiment with gearing for better feel. GYTR tuner is a great investment. Love it!!
  21. Been trying to replace the swingarm bearings in my Honda (which the previous owner never did), and the bolt will not budge. I've tried heat, bashing it with a rubber mallet, hitting that mallet with a sledge, and it still doesn't want to budge! What can I do to get this thing out?!