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Old 02-25-2012, 06:06 AM   #91
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Hey all, selling my DR 650 forks with intimidators and big boy springs. .55
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #92
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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.

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #93
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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.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #94
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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.
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.
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