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Old 04-09-2007, 05:41 PM   #166
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It was real easy to mount.
I did some cross referencing and a 2004 drz400 is about .5 inch longer than the stock shock.
installed a 7kg spring and preloaded about 1.5 inches.
you need to remove the crappy stock tool holder, cut the tool holder tab off the frame. You need to drill out the upper mount threads on the frame and run a slightly longer bolt the opposite direction with a nut. The lower clevis has no threads , so i ran a longer bolt with a thin locknut.
the valving seems o.k. i left the stock compression setting but i increased the rebound 4 extra clicks.
This took me about 1 hour to figure out and install.
this bike has heaps of travel. i'm 6' tall with 34" inseam and i cant touch flat footed with both feet.

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Hmm, thats some good info. What about front springs for our bikes? Do they make any for it?
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:30 PM   #167
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Hmm, thats some good info. What about front springs for our bikes? Do they make any for it?
Front springs are easy. Pick anything for a 43mm fork. KX500 had KYB 43's for awhile as did many others. They will be the wrong length. Grind them off to a sharp angle at the correct length. Place the spring in a vise near the end, heat them till they glow red with a MAP torch, and form the end with a hammer. It's easy to flatten them nearly as well as the factory. Not a tough job.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:44 PM   #168
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Hmm, thats some good info. What about front springs for our bikes? Do they make any for it?
pretty easy, bought some racetech springs 43mm 1992 kx250. .48kg.
very firm ride solo with no gear. but i'm sure when i load the beast down with a new acerbis 5 gallon tank and stick on three hard bags for my cross canada and U.S tour , it will be perfect. .46 kg springs would be good for reg dualsport.

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Old 04-09-2007, 07:49 PM   #169
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So I just broke the stud off That hold the Exhaust manifold to the engine on my 94 KLX-650r. Just wondering if anyone knows if it is threaded or pressed into the engine? please god let it be threaded
Its threaded and its probly gonna pull the threads out when you try to pull it out.
Make friends with a motorcycle mechanic. I will be a lot easier.

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Old 04-10-2007, 12:12 PM   #170
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Question Wheel bearing part numbers

Hi all,

A friend with a '95 KLX650 needs to know the bearing part number (not the Kawi#) for the front wheel bearings.

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Old 04-14-2007, 06:00 AM   #171
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Hi all,

A friend with a '95 KLX650 needs to know the bearing part number (not the Kawi#) for the front wheel bearings.

The Kawi is #601B6202UG all you do is take the 6202 out of the part number and that is your universal bearing #. ask for double rubber sealed bearings.


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Old 04-19-2007, 08:17 PM   #172
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In case nobody has noticed one of the guys in the vendor forum would be intersted in making a rear rack for our bikes if someone near Cali could volentere their bike for him to mock it up on. Could give us another option other than happy trails for a rear rack, especially for the 650R. here is the thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186789

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Old 04-21-2007, 03:14 AM   #173
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94 Klx 650c

Just wanted to bump this thread back to the first page. I own a 94 C model. What a great bike. I took it to Canada last summer and had a blast with it. Range was a problem but that can be solved with an auxiliary tank from a marine supply store for a boat. Just mount it to the back rack and you have several extra gallons to get you around. You just have to stop and put it in the tank. Anyway, the trip was great.
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:17 AM   #174
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WOW! YA 'all got some nice bike's and amazing mods too!
I guess there's no limits when ya' put ur mind to it!
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:05 PM   #175
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Mack.

I need some front springs for my KLX 95. Is this what Im looking for??

FRSP 395146 RT FRK SPR 38.2x512mm .46kg $109.99

From Racetech.

Is there any difference between the KX250 and 250F as far as size of spring. I know the length and dia have to be the same or very close.
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #176
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wow, I was looking around for the same thing just two days ago.

The 250f won't work.

Here is a list of bikes that the springs will fit. ( I'm not sure what the Spring rating is stock, but since they are a little longer than the klx650, they should provide a stiffer rate than the stock klx)

91-95 kx250
91-96 kx500
9?-95 cr500
" - " Cr 250
springs from 43mm ktm forks

I'm sure there are plenty more, but that's all I got so far.

So, does anyone have any of these laying around?

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Old 04-22-2007, 02:47 PM   #177
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Cool. Thanks for that. I just got my Works Performance rear shock on before winter this last year and now ready for the front over haul. Then hopefully I will be done for a while.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:03 PM   #178
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I've also heard that you can stiffen up the front by making some spacers out of pvc. Don't really remember where or when? Does anyone think that sounds legit?
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:14 PM   #179
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I've also heard that you can stiffen up the front by making some spacers out of pvc. Don't really remember where or when? Does anyone think that sounds legit?
Actually, that justh compresses the srpings and adds preload. A certain amount of preload is good, but you don't want to go too far.

You can actually increase the rate of springs by cutting them and making them shorter. There's a limit to that too, because you'd have to add larger spacers to make up for the shorter springs.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:32 PM   #180
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yea you can do that but my problem is, I have one spring shorter than the other. My bike sat in a storage unit for a long time. I assume this is why my kickstand side front spring is a 1/4 shorter than the other. Just a guess. It sure makes it self know when cornering. A left hander is way more unstable than a right hander. Just doesnt feel planted at all. I hope a set of new springs will do the trick

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