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Old 12-11-2012, 06:46 AM   #7696
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no way, Skibum! you will not get rid of me that easy whenever you come down here... I'm still waiting for you, just on a different ride.

Besides that, now I need someone who help me to lift the big beast whenever she decides to take a nap
I will miss my mighty 640 on that one...

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Always good to have friends around when your bike gets sleepy.
I'm contemplating trying to get down that way chasing the Iron Butt Assoc. Lighthouse Challenge Tour: http://www.ironbutt.com/lighthouse/
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:16 AM   #7697
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Always good to have friends around when your bike gets sleepy.
I'm contemplating trying to get down that way chasing the Iron Butt Assoc. Lighthouse Challenge Tour: http://www.ironbutt.com/lighthouse/
Wow...! those in Iron Butt Assoc are some piece of work, aren't they..? I read the Intro for the Lighthouse Challenge Tour and it's so funny.
And is the LCT a real challenge? nice idea if so...

So you are coming down here to conquer the World's End Lighthouse? Ok, let me tell you that if you reach it riding, the IBA will really give you the first prize! (post mortem counts? )



You will need pics of your quest, so... I should ride with you to Ushuaia

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #7698
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Wow...! those in Iron Butt Assoc are some piece of work, aren't they..? I read the Intro for the Lighthouse Challenge Tour and it's so funny.
And is the LCT a real challenge? nice idea if so...

So you are coming down here to conquer the World's End Lighthouse? Ok, let me tell you that if you reach it riding, the IBA will really give you the first prize! (post mortem counts? )



You will need pics of your quest, so... I should ride with you to Ushuaia

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You know I want to get down there!
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #7699
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #7700
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You know I want to get down there!
I do know...

Just keep me posted...

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #7701
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Thanks to everyone who offered up their Kouba or Emig Links!

Must have missed your original post on the subject. I have a set of spacers available that lowers a 640 with USD forks 2" and cut down front springs. The spacers are installed inside the forks and shock to shorten them (not fully extend). If someone wants to pay the shipping, they are welcome to them. Best installed when you need your suspension rebuilt.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #7702
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Must have missed your original post on the subject. I have a set of spacers available that lowers a 640 with USD forks 2" and cut down front springs. The spacers are installed inside the forks and shock to shorten them (not fully extend). If someone wants to pay the shipping, they are welcome to them. Best installed when you need your suspension rebuilt.
Are the springs OEM or are they are heavier weight springs.
I would be interested if they are heavier wt. cut downs...I realize cutting OEM makes a heavier spring but I need more.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #7703
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Are the springs OEM or are they are heavier weight springs.
I would be interested if they are heavier wt. cut downs...I realize cutting OEM makes a heavier spring but I need more.
bill

The previous owner was a 140 lb flyweight so I doubt it. The plus side, if the spring is cut, it automatically increases the rate since there are less coils to compress to move the same distance
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #7704
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Must have missed your original post on the subject. I have a set of spacers available that lowers a 640 with USD forks 2" and cut down front springs. The spacers are installed inside the forks and shock to shorten them (not fully extend). If someone wants to pay the shipping, they are welcome to them. Best installed when you need your suspension rebuilt.
Damn, I'd be interested, but I've got the conventional 50mm.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #7705
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The previous owner was a 140 lb flyweight so I doubt it. The plus side, if the spring is cut, it automatically increases the rate since there are less coils to compress to move the same distance
Yep, got a set of OEM's cut 2 inches...better but I still see excessive sag fully loaded.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #7706
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Damn, I'd be interested, but I've got the conventional 50mm.
Go Low.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:53 AM   #7707
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How much heavier are you looking for? I have stock length .48 and .54 kg/mm springs springs from my KTM 990 (465mm length).
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I would be interested if they are heavier wt. cut downs...I realize cutting OEM makes a heavier spring but I need more.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #7708
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Bill,
How much heavier are you looking for? I have stock length .48 and .54 kg/mm springs springs from my KTM 990 (465mm length).
One step heavier than OEM would get the front end up enough, I think.

I forget what the OEM wt. was in 2002 for the Adventure?
Anyone?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #7709
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One step heavier than OEM would get the front end up enough, I think.

I forget what the OEM wt. was in 2002 for the Adventure?
Anyone?
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2002- 2003 OEM springs were .44s... The 04-07 Adventures went to .46s when they took on the 950 front end...

I swapped some .46s into one of my bikes and that helped a lot to get rid of the pogo effect that the .44s gave... I have .48s in the other bike and they make the front quite stiff, but still worlds better than the OEM units...
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:17 AM   #7710
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2002- 2003 OEM springs were .44s... The 04-07 Adventures went to .46s when they took on the 950 front end...

I swapped some .46s into one of my bikes and that helped a lot to get rid of the pogo effect that the .44s gave... I have .48s in the other bike and they make the front quite stiff, but still worlds better than the OEM units...
I'm pretty light at 70kg but the 2005's 4.6s were too light for me, I swapped in 4.8s from a 950 and it is perfect! Totally transformed the front end having the correct springs.
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