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Old 02-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #60166
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Very nice, like the YZ fender and what you did with the vapor. How did you run the tach wire? On my last DR, I ended up running it to the CDI, after not having any luck wrapping the wire around the plug wire. Either way the RPM's seemed eratic

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:50 AM   #60167
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I wrapped it around spark plug wire. I haven't ridden the bike with the vapor installed yet but I did start it and it seemed to be picking up the tach signal ok. I am not too worried about that function anyway, I mostly switched over to the Vapor out of necessity after installing the Warp 9 front wheel which doesn't accommodate the oem speedo drive.

I need to get front and rear springs, fork brace, seal savers, and maybe a new headlight installed before spring and then call it good for the upcoming riding season. I am hoping over next winter to install the Procycle 790 kit and cam.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:19 AM   #60168
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I wrapped it around spark plug wire. I haven't ridden the bike with the vapor installed yet but I did start it and it seemed to be picking up the tach signal ok. I am not too worried about that function anyway, I mostly switched over to the Vapor out of necessity after installing the Warp 9 front wheel which doesn't accommodate the oem speedo drive.

I need to get front and rear springs, fork brace, seal savers, and maybe a new headlight installed before spring and then call it good for the upcoming riding season. I am hoping over next winter to install the Procycle 790 kit and cam.

Ahh, I see. The speedo was very accurate after calibration on my 2003, one complaint about the vapor, I wish the wires were a little thicker
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #60169
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Can anyone help me identify what type of rear shock this is? I'd assume it was stock but the guy who owns the bike says the PO put this aftermarket shock on there because he was a heavy guy...This is on a '99 DR.

Yeah, I know, the pictures are bad...It was dark in the garage and these are the best I could get short of taking the shock off the bike.







The spring is a progressive 1193 350/390...I'm assuming the 1193 is the part # and the 350/390 is the weight/rate..am I correct? Can anyone tell me what these numbers mean?

That is not the stock shock. Not sure of the brand,hopefully some experts can help you out with that. Looks like you have rebound adjustments though,which is nice.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #60170
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Can anyone help me identify what type of rear shock this is?

Looks like a Progressive Suspension shock which is no longer made.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #60171
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Fork Oil Change

As far as I know PO never changed fork oil on my 06.

Red came out, is that Suzuki or indicates a different weight. I am replacing with Belray 10wt which is greenish.

I removed 440ml from each tube, manual calls for 565 ml and it to be 6.5" from the surface of oil to upper lip of tube.

I checked it with 550ml after pumping it up and down and managed to get it to settle at 5.5" spring top to upper lip. Same for both.

I also put in new progressive springs. Which are def. stiffer and am lookin forward to the first ride.

Question is should I be okay with this setup despite losing 1.5" in air space and with adding less oil. Seals are good and no leaks.

Thanks to all as I couldn't be doing what I do with my bike without you folks.

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #60172
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How does your Tsukigi compare to Sarah's DG, with the baffle in it?
sorry, i never heard the dg; can't say. but i have read that folks think it's loud, even w/baffle...

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:18 AM   #60173
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I checked it with 550ml after pumping it up and down and managed to get it to settle at 5.5" spring top to upper lip. Same for both.

I also put in new progressive springs. Which are def. stiffer and am lookin forward to the first ride.

Question is should I be okay with this setup despite losing 1.5" in air space and with adding less oil. Seals are good and no leaks.

Thanks to all as I couldn't be doing what I do with my bike without you folks.
I would take some of the oil out to get the correct air space. The added air space tends to soften the ride.

10w fork oil is the stock fork oil weight, I can't help with the color code but you should be good to go with the Belray oil.

Oops I just re-read your post did you measure the air space with the spring installed? Usually it is done without the spring so your 5.5" might be OK. Check the level again with the spring out.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #60174
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Oops I just re-read your post did you measure the air space with the spring installed? Usually it is done without the spring so your 5.5" might be OK. Check the level again with the spring out.[/QUOTE]

No def spring out, also done with fork compressed.

If spring was in and fork compressed there would be alot of spring sticking out above lip and impossible to measure level.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #60175
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Looks like a Progressive Suspension shock which is no longer made.
Thanks. That's exactly what it is...a progressive suspension 420 series rear shock.

Can anyone tell me if these are good/bad shocks? Rebuildable? I really can't find that much on them, except that they are not longer made.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:12 PM   #60176
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Thanks. That's exactly what it is...a progressive suspension 420 series rear shock.

Can anyone tell me if these are good/bad shocks? Rebuildable? I really can't find that much on them, except that they are not longer made.
they're no longer made, but the company is still in biz, and they might have some answers about it for you.
http://www.progressivesuspension.com/

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #60177
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Went outside to cool off after my workout, and what did I see? my mid pipe on the doorstep !




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Old 02-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #60178
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I picked up a 2000 model today with 3900 on the clock. So far I am loving this bike.

Here she is on slight detour on the way home.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:24 PM   #60179
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Frickin nice bike! Have fun.

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #60180
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I picked up a 2000 model today with 3900 on the clock. So far I am loving this bike.

Here she is on slight detour on the way home.

The love affair is just beginning. The more miles the more smiles
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