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Old 03-02-2009, 02:42 AM   #6556
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Fork Springs for the XR600 Front End?

G'day Guys,

For those of you who have fitted an XR front end, what rate springs were you fitting to get it to sit up? If it is not too rude to ask what you weighed & what springs worked / didn't work that would be helpful. I think I read previously that a 0.47kg spring had worked for someone, but without knowing there weight, that doesn't mean much.

Any comments / experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:36 AM   #6557
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fork spring rate and shameless self promotion

I have .52 kg eibach springs and I weigh 170, my bike wieghs just under 400 last i checked. they retail for 115 currently.

Incidentally If anybody pm's me my shop can order pretty much anything and drop ship it to ya. For example above springs I could sell to ADV'ers for 100 plus shipping. If you want a price quote be sure and give me the original application (i.e. 91 xr600r forks) and the spec you want.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #6558
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G'day Guys,

For those of you who have fitted an XR front end, what rate springs were you fitting to get it to sit up? If it is not too rude to ask what you weighed & what springs worked / didn't work that would be helpful. I think I read previously that a 0.47kg spring had worked for someone, but without knowing there weight, that doesn't mean much.

Any comments / experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

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I have 52s in mine and I weigh 260 and they work great for me.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:32 AM   #6559
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Interesting, for XR400 forks also 0.52 springs can be ordered?

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I have .52 kg eibach springs and I weigh 170, my bike wieghs just under 400 last i checked. they retail for 115 currently.

Incidentally If anybody pm's me my shop can order pretty much anything and drop ship it to ya. For example above springs I could sell to ADV'ers for 100 plus shipping. If you want a price quote be sure and give me the original application (i.e. 91 xr600r forks) and the spec you want.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:10 AM   #6560
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Modrover

Hi guys!

I received an email from Michael (Modrover) and he says he's doing fine. He got rid of all the bikes but he keeps wrenching the old Rover!

This is part of his email:

I've been busy with my kids and wrenching on that old '65 Land Rover of mine. I did sell off all my bikes... I'm still not ready to get back on that seat yet. Some day. For now, I'll keep to the old tried and true Rovers that I had started my adventures with... at least I can bring the whole family with me as it seats 4! ;^)

Thanks again for checking in with me. I'll try to check back on ADVrider soon. To say hello and the like.

All the best mate,
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:45 AM   #6561
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:21 AM   #6562
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Thanks Carlos! Good to hear Michael is doing well
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:57 AM   #6563
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fork springs

xr400 avail up to .47, stock is .40
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:13 PM   #6564
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Are ye concerned at all about the plastic case being too close to the exhaust? As long as yer movin' I can't imagine a problem. It's the hot day on a slow trail or traffic that would concern me. Looks close in the picture, but maybe the angle. I'm just sayin.

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Nice warm day today , so i used the opportunity to work in my unheated garage. I got the time to install my wingrack. My arrow pipe was a little bit wide and the support bar makes contact with it.

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anybody think this will be a problem , I really dont think it will be too hot.






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Old 03-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #6565
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I ended up landing a sweet deal on an XR650R caliper w/ hose and clamps for my 650R front end mod. So my Transalp caliper and brake setup is for sale.

FOR SALE: $40 plus shipping.
Honda Transalp caliper w/hose and brake pads.

Wow size does make a difference.

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:31 PM   #6566
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XR650R VS XL600V Caliper

Can you put side by side also brake pads in photo, just curious about size difference...?

And does XR400 share same caliper as XR650R?
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #6567
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I won't take an actual pic of them side by side, it's a pain in the butt to remove a bad from each just for a pic. but how about I do a visual and tell you which one has more pad material? I'm not sure about the swap to XR400. I would think they are very, very similiar though.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:39 AM   #6568
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Are ye concerned at all about the plastic case being too close to the exhaust? As long as yer movin' I can't imagine a problem. It's the hot day on a slow trail or traffic that would concern me. Looks close in the picture, but maybe the angle. I'm just sayin.
Well I did fix the problem with the rack contacting the pipe , just some longer bolts and washers as shims. The case really isnt that close , must be the angle of the picture. It is about 4-5 inches away from the pipe.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:25 PM   #6569
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Hi guys!

I received an email from Michael (Modrover) and he says he's doing fine. He got rid of all the bikes but he keeps wrenching the old Rover!

This is part of his email:

I've been busy with my kids and wrenching on that old '65 Land Rover of mine. I did sell off all my bikes... I'm still not ready to get back on that seat yet. Some day. For now, I'll keep to the old tried and true Rovers that I had started my adventures with... at least I can bring the whole family with me as it seats 4! ;^)

Thanks again for checking in with me. I'll try to check back on ADVrider soon. To say hello and the like.

All the best mate,
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Thanks for following that up Carlos. It's good to know he is doing ok.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #6570
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Fork Springs & Rates.

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I have .52 kg eibach springs and I weigh 170, my bike wieghs just under 400 last i checked. they retail for 115 currently.

Incidentally If anybody pm's me my shop can order pretty much anything and drop ship it to ya. For example above springs I could sell to ADV'ers for 100 plus shipping. If you want a price quote be sure and give me the original application (i.e. 91 xr600r forks) and the spec you want.
Thanks for the feedback guys. I took the springs out & took them to the local Racetech guy. He tested the spring rate of the current springs - 0.38kg/mm !!!!!!!!!!! I knew they felt light, but not that light. So, bearing that in mind he handed me a set of 0.46kg/mm units & said try these. I fitted them last night, set the spacers to 15mm preload. The bike is sitting up much better, but going by the charts in the instructions, I'm really at the upper limit for springs of this rate.
Incidently, I checked the Eibach website & rang Eibach Australia to see what was available over & above the 0.46/0.47 rates - they said they didn't make anything heavier! What brand are these 0.52kg/mm springs you guys are fitting?

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