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Old 04-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #3781
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I got quoted $500 to lower my 390 2".
Reputable competent dealer.

Includes cutting the front springs and squatting down the existing rear.

Seems a bit steep but it's mostly labor.
Been putting it off but I think now it's a neccesity.
Since they're cutting springs, it seems like almost all labor. The price isn't crazy high, but it is not low.

If you're not set on 2", and are OK with 35mm, the current yamaha springs from any yz dirtbike (sss forks) are a direct swap over, and are ~35mm shorter. A set of used/take off springs are typically $40.
Around here(SJ CA), a full lower with valving and all new good springs is 650. 250 of that is spring costs.

I lowered my own forks with the yz springs, and the WP CC forks are super easy to work on. It was easier than my yz forks.

2" drop is a lot on a dirtbike. Make sure that is for sure what you need.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #3782
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Since they're cutting springs, it seems like almost all labor. The price isn't crazy high, but it is not low.

If you're not set on 2", and are OK with 35mm, the current yamaha springs from any yz dirtbike (sss forks) are a direct swap over, and are ~35mm shorter. A set of used/take off springs are typically $40.
Around here(SJ CA), a full lower with valving and all new good springs is 650. 250 of that is spring costs.

I lowered my own forks with the yz springs, and the WP CC forks are super easy to work on. It was easier than my yz forks.

2" drop is a lot on a dirtbike. Make sure that is for sure what you need.
Thanks, I've been trying to avoid lowering it at all but with a 29" inseam it's getting hard to avoid the reality.

I love the travel but the bike is too hard to keep upright in the slow rocky technical sections when I can't touch the ground.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:54 PM   #3783
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Larry, I think this is the race you will be in right?

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:37 AM   #3784
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I got quoted $500 to lower my 390 2".
Reputable competent dealer.

Includes cutting the front springs and squatting down the existing rear.

Seems a bit steep but it's mostly labor.
Been putting it off but I think now it's a neccesity.

I lowered my 450 by 2''at the rear and pushed the forks up till they just missed the bars about 1/2'' it handles fine , I would try it before cutting the springs as it isn't permanent and only cost me $90 to service and lower the rear end .
It is nice to touch the ground once in a while .
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:38 AM   #3785
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Since they're cutting springs, it seems like almost all labor. The price isn't crazy high, but it is not low.

If you're not set on 2", and are OK with 35mm, the current yamaha springs from any yz dirtbike (sss forks) are a direct swap over, and are ~35mm shorter. A set of used/take off springs are typically $40.
Around here(SJ CA), a full lower with valving and all new good springs is 650. 250 of that is spring costs.

I lowered my own forks with the yz springs, and the WP CC forks are super easy to work on. It was easier than my yz forks.

2" drop is a lot on a dirtbike. Make sure that is for sure what you need.
I paid 500 to have my 570 lowered. I went this route with the 35mm shorter springs. WP has shorter springs also.. Then I slid the forks up another 10mm and had the rear done 45mm. Worked out real well. These bikes are crazy tall for us short people..:)

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:22 AM   #3786
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Going to research this more, but why would you want to cut the front springs when the correct sizes are available?
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #3787
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Hello,

I have been working on buying a 570 for a couple of months now, and recently found two in Colorado. After riding Beta's upon his return to MT, I was completely hooked, and began my search. I am hoping for a little feedback on the benefits of an 09 vs a 10 570. Here is the initial info from Fritz. he is going to send me a little more information this week.

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I have a 2009 1700 miles nice shape sold new to 70yr old so it hasn't been ridden very hard. Has AKRO carbon pipe guard, frame protector and Acerbis plastic hand guards. Has Colorado title. $6600 firm plus sales tax. 2010 White shrouds,Co title ,Scott's sub mount,MSR hand guards and shields,Frame guards,P3 Pipe guard and skid plate,Trail tech map switch,Low seat,Pivot pegs,fan, CV4 tank/heat shield. 1000 mi. $7100.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #3788
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Hello,

I have been working on buying a 570 for a couple of months now, and recently found two in Colorado. After riding Beta's upon his return to MT, I was completely hooked, and began my search. I am hoping for a little feedback on the benefits of an 09 vs a 10 570. Here is the initial info from Fritz. he is going to send me a little more information this week.

Hi
I have a 2009 1700 miles nice shape sold new to 70yr old so it hasn't been ridden very hard. Has AKRO carbon pipe guard, frame protector and Acerbis plastic hand guards. Has Colorado title. $6600 firm plus sales tax. 2010 White shrouds,Co title ,Scott's sub mount,MSR hand guards and shields,Frame guards,P3 Pipe guard and skid plate,Trail tech map switch,Low seat,Pivot pegs,fan, CV4 tank/heat shield. 1000 mi. $7100.
Thanks
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Any information of opinions would be appreciated.

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Snap it up with those accessories, miles and at that price.. IMHO
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #3789
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Hello,

I have been working on buying a 570 for a couple of months now, and recently found two in Colorado. After riding Beta's upon his return to MT, I was completely hooked, and began my search. I am hoping for a little feedback on the benefits of an 09 vs a 10 570. Here is the initial info from Fritz. he is going to send me a little more information this week.

Hi
I have a 2009 1700 miles nice shape sold new to 70yr old so it hasn't been ridden very hard. Has AKRO carbon pipe guard, frame protector and Acerbis plastic hand guards. Has Colorado title. $6600 firm plus sales tax. 2010 White shrouds,Co title ,Scott's sub mount,MSR hand guards and shields,Frame guards,P3 Pipe guard and skid plate,Trail tech map switch,Low seat,Pivot pegs,fan, CV4 tank/heat shield. 1000 mi. $7100.
Thanks
Fritz

Any information of opinions would be appreciated.

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One thing about the 09 is check to see if it has the low fuel light. Some mentioned their 09 had no provisions for a sensor in the tank. Not sure how they remedied that.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #3790
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Anyone know for sure that if I change the gearing from 14/38 to 14/44-45...can I still use the stock chain? Thx.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #3791
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Anyone know for sure that if I change the gearing from 14/38 to 14/44-45...can I still use the stock chain? Thx.
I don't see how that's likely.

14/45 needs 114 links.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #3792
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^Thanks for the confirmation...looks like a new chain too
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:30 AM   #3793
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:33 PM   #3794
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Here's Larry: http://www.norra.com/vehicle-entries.php?page=7

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From Larry's SPOT tracker, looks like he finished the race on his trick Berg. Well done Larry!

On a sad note one moto rider, Jimmy Stocker, died in the race, hit by a Trophy Truck.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #3795
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From Larry's SPOT tracker, looks like he finished the race on his trick Berg. Well done Larry!

On a sad note one moto rider, Jimmy Stocker, died in the race, hit by a Trophy Truck.



I heard he was doing well, a mutual friend is down there with him, but had a head gasket or something blow on first day and has been doing the race on his stock backup bike...
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