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Old 05-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #3106
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JK contact wheatwacker here on ADV. he has a Dakar shock fs
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:46 AM   #3107
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Question for all of those who have done this conversion: Who in the SF/Bay Area would be a good resource where to have this work done? I read somewhere about a kit being offered by an inmate but do not know if it ever came to fruition.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #3108
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I live in sac and could help walk you through it. It's really easy.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #3109
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I live in sac and could help walk you through it. It's really easy.
I am glad you find this really easy! I am a noob and wrenching is not one of my strength!
If you have done it, could you pm me a parts list that you have used? I have access to a machine shop as well if needed.
I did find a set of 2004 Yahama YZ450F front fork suspension that I would get if these are the correct diameter.

Could anyone list or pm me the parts needed for a complete front end transplant? I want to make sure to have everything before taking it in to get the project done.

Thanks

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #3110
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All the best for your fork swap. there wonderful inmates in advriders who help me with my swap thru emails..
Parx400, GSBS, Benjah and many more.. took me about 2 hrs to do it at a public carpark...
No man castle..
spent another 6 hours to change shock, domino throttle, abs removal...
It not as hard as it looks..
Btw can anybody tell me which fork guards is compatible with the 426 fork.
I going for the cr brake route and would like to use the newer fork guards without the guides.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:49 AM   #3111
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Did you change your throttle out? Pics of that if you did. I'm putting a Magura 312 on mine soon.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #3112
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domino throttle

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Did you change your throttle out? Pics of that if you did. I'm putting a Magura 312 on mine soon.
Good day Parx400
i totally change the whole handlebar controls. aftermarket light/turn/horn switch, msr clutch perch, yz brake pump and perch clamp e button. i solder the kill switch wire...
For the domino throttle, i purchase the single pull single cable type. it fits in without issues
I put in a slotted barrel nipple at the end of the cable. there is a little slack but i can live with it.
I am compiling the whole process with pics and will email to wayne. pm your email and i will email you too.
Btw i really appreciate your help and inmates from advriders...
My conversion is the first in my country
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #3113
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Has anyone heard from House of Horsepower since they moved? I sent my forks in before the move and haven't heard from them since. I hope they still have them.
I'm about to consider my forks stolen by HHP. No word from them in 5 weeks.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #3114
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I just talked to Richard last week. Try calling or emailing again. He responded to me right away.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #3115
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I just talked to Richard last week. Try calling or emailing again. He responded to me right away.
I am beyond frustrated. Richard promised they would be finished before the move. I have given him plenty of time to get moved in. I have emailed once or twice a week with no response.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #3116
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I am beyond frustrated. Richard promised they would be finished before the move. I have given him plenty of time to get moved in. I have emailed once or twice a week with no response.
Okay, I just got a reply, finally.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #3117
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What did he say?
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:56 PM   #3118
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Yeah...what did he say??!! I have a set ready to send off.....
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #3119
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What did he say?
He said they were shipped before he left and I should call the Oklahoma office to get the tracking number. I haven't paid him yet, so I find that hard to believe. I didn't get a chance to call today. I will call tomorrow.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #3120
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Reality Check - help wanted

First of all this forum is just great, so much great ideas and inmates here!
Since purchasing my new-to-me 2002 F560GS with 17K miles, I have read all about the issues with the flanges of the pre 2003 forks. After reading that thread I slowly started reading through this thread ... Wow, information overload!

Here are my two questions:

For someone that wants to improve the handling of the bike and who will not be doing any single track riding for at least 1 year is this modification/swap an overkill?

If you do agree that it is NOT overkill, for someone that will be doing most paved road riding for the next year should I loose the ABS or keep it?

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