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Old 04-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #1396
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Hey JD,

Check out the new Adventure pegs from Fastway when you get a chance, we put them on the Bergs and absolutely love them. They have a way bigger platform and are actually lighter than the old ones while staying indestructible.

I'd put them on all of my bikes if it weren't for the price....
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #1397
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Hey JD,

Check out the new Adventure pegs from Fastway when you get a chance, we put them on the Bergs and absolutely love them. They have a way bigger platform and are actually lighter than the old ones while staying indestructible.

I'd put them on all of my bikes if it weren't for the price....
hey Lukas, i saw in the 570 bike prep that you used those, but you hit on the central issue for these budget builds, they can't be found C-H-E-A-P, at least not yet.

the big SS Fastways are an excellent performer, and the last two sets i've used were just $40-50 a pair, new or like new.

where is the trip report from your high altitude adventure?
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #1398
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JD I Love your bikes man. Just keep coming back


Now if you just put together this thread in a full step by step tutorial for us folks that are too timid to try to figure it out for ourselves, you know just a full parts list, fab list and a to do list....something quick and easy, ya know?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #1399
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Yes JD the fold-up shifter and brake lever are on the list(that seems to keep growing) just undecided on the fast ways at this time. Now i just added the engine guards to the list so had to up my budget a bit.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:50 AM   #1400
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Now if you just put together this thread in a full step by step tutorial...
thanks. well, this is the step by step tutorial. a little fabrication, used parts, bolt it all together and you're riding some interesting places.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:54 AM   #1401
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Yes JD the fold-up shifter and brake lever are on the list(that seems to keep growing) just undecided on the fast ways at this time. Now i just added the engine guards to the list so had to up my budget a bit.
i've seen the Motechs used for 50% off catalog, and you can find even less expensive footrests, but the used Fastways in that price range are a bargain.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:22 AM   #1402
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What a bike!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:09 AM   #1403
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I've been extremely impressed with mine thus far.


I'm having a little trouble finding someone to swap the spring on the R1 shock though, any suggestions? Nobody seems willing to do it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #1404
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What a bike!
thanks. damn, that photo reminds me, better wash that thing, doesn't look even close to that right now. it's a big ball of mud.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #1405
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I'm having a little trouble finding someone to swap the spring on the R1 shock though, any suggestions? Nobody seems willing to do it.
bum the strut spring compressor at your local auto parts store with the free "lend-a-tool" program, change your spring in the parking lot, give the tool back to them.

bring some padding material so you don't scratch the powder coat on your new spring.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #1406
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true...so here's a shout out to a 2007 DRZ400S guy, anybody got the instructions for adjusting these forks?

an opinion on where the instructions can be found would work too.
I am in the process of installing a 98 RM250 fork on my DR350. The RM and the DRZ forks are pretty similar. These things adjust like any other showa fork. Compression danmpening is the top center screw. Rebound dampening is the center screw on the bottom. Each leg is independent of the other (meaning each leg has it both its own compression and dampening function).

Is this what you are asking. Or are you talking about revalving/springing.

I have been looking for a manual to figure out how to service these and have not been able to. I might break down and by the entire workshop manual jsut for the fork service section.

A little more detail I beleive the DRZ forks you have are 49mm single chamber forks. The DRZ did not get the dual chamber till 07(?). The RM got the dual chambers 96-98. But where USD before and after, as that is what the market wanted. The USB priors to 96 were so bad that they ran the conventional, till they got it right in 99.

If you get more fork info post it. I keep an eye on this thread.

Jsut noticed that you were looking for an 07...
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:43 AM   #1407
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If you get more fork info post it...

an inmate was kind enough to send me all the DRZ fork info i need. i'm going to check all the settings to see where they are, then tweak them a bit. i could continue running them as is and be happy with the performance, but i don't leave things alone for very long.

one more time, these forks work great in this application. big tall bike, the mirrors are at eye level.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:45 AM   #1408
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bum the strut spring compressor at your local auto parts store with the free "lend-a-tool" program, change your spring in the parking lot, give the tool back to them.

bring some padding material so you don't scratch the powder coat on your new spring.
I only have 2 issues with that suggestion. 1, where have you found a strut spring compressor for a car that will fit between the coils? 2, I know I tried using the harbor freight one on a 350lb KLR spring and the tool failed, this spring is over double that spring rate.

I'm too young and too beautiful to die.

The one shop I found that said they will do it wants at least $50
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:34 AM   #1409
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I'm too young and too beautiful to die.
i'm ancient, and got this old by staying away from Harbor Freight.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:50 AM   #1410
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and 15 minutes later I get it done at straus auto....hahaha let's see how the R1 shock is now.
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