ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-25-2012, 06:06 AM   #91
hardwaregrrl
ignore list
 
hardwaregrrl's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 7,050
Hey all, selling my DR 650 forks with intimidators and big boy springs. .55

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767349
hardwaregrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #92
Tech23
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Tech23's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Arizona Desert
Oddometer: 466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motodeficient View Post
Hey guys, I have been trying to figure out what to do about my forks and just read through this thread. My bike has supermoto wheels and I only ride street. The biggest reason i want to upgrade my front forks is brake dive. It was bad with the stock brakes but now with the 320mm front rotor, it can only get worse. I am pretty sure I am going to go with the intiminators, but what springs should I get? I am 200lbs, never carry any gear, and only ride street. i was thinking .50 straight rate springs to go with the intiminators. Or should I get the procycle progressive springs along with the the intiminators?

I'm the same weight, SM setup, 100% street ridden and I accomplished what you are trying to achieve...reduced brake dive by talking to Pro Cycle and taking their advise. Eibach .47 kg straight rate springs and intiminators and 5W oil as recommended. With the improved braking from the galfer SS brake hose(s) I don't feel like I need the bigger brakes for my use...I don't race or do track days. I went to a 7.5 rear spring too. Bike handles well for my purposes. Progressive springs provide a softer first few inches of travel...that's what you need to get rid of. Call Pro Cycle tell them your setup and what you want to do and see what they say.

Tech23
__________________
CRF 150/230/ Supermoto Conversion
2004 Suzuki DR 650SM

2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG
2011 Victory Cross Country
Tech23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #93
spjinseattle
Strom and DR Rider
 
spjinseattle's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 18
Shop Cost to Install

Been too busy with work and young kids to install myself, so I just had a service center install a set of Ricor Intiminators and a Ricor Rear Shock on my DR650. 2 hours labor on the front forks, 1 hour on the back shock at $85/hour. YMMV.

Sure, I could have done it myself, but it wasn't worth waiting for the free time to magically appear nor the spousal malcontent.
spjinseattle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #94
ChromeSux
Plated and screwed
 
ChromeSux's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Lenoir City TN.
Oddometer: 1,395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benesesso View Post
I'd try backing off the adjusting screw a half or full turn and try that. If you can determine the forks are rebounding too fast and that's what you feel, try 15 wt. oil. Be advised that fork oils vary all over the place for any advertised wt. Here's a chart. The column that counts is the 40 deg C cSt one--the col. right after the advertised wt.

http://mahonkin.com/~milktree/motorcycles/fork-oil.html
Well, i chose to go i small increments, 1/4 turn did the trick, thanks for encouraging me to adjust, i knew they could be adjusted but just needed a nudge to get off my but and do it, worked like a charm.
ChromeSux is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014