|06-28-2015, 08:53 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Flatistan
dr650 leading links
Question: Does anyone make an off the shelf set of legs for a DR?
I see a set of DMC links for a KLR for sale in CL and curious if they could be made to fit reasonably well and if they would be roughly the same gain (reduction) in steering effort. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mpo/5070832404.html
The reason I ask is; what the theoretical difference is between a set for a KLR? When looking at the specs for both bikes they are VERY close in dimensions for wheel base, rake and trail.
Though the fork diameter is different, I think spacers could be used to make up the diff for a DR.
Rake for each bike is 28 degrees, with a bit extra for the DR, trail is .1" diff between them.
The KLR has smaller diameter tubes @ 38mm vs DR @ 43mm.
Do you think I could make the legs fit? Or is there more to consider?
DavePave screwed with this post 06-28-2015 at 08:59 AM
|06-28-2015, 11:15 AM||#2|
Joined: Aug 2011
You need to know the triple clamp offset to make any kind of comparison. See this graphic courtesy of Claude - the triple clamp offset moves the forks/wheel forward or back compared to the KLR. You could just modify the LL swingarm to suit, though.
Cogito, ergo farklum
|06-28-2015, 03:48 PM||#3|
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
you also need the center to center distance on the forks.
if the DR is wider than the KLR center to center then you'll need a different front "swingarm" thats also wider.
as for the fork legs themselves, a split top hat bushing can be made to adapt from the DR 43mm to the DMC fork diameter.
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