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Old 03-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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interesting...

we opted to machine down the nut more than the clamps, because well the nut is something you can easily replace, that and my machinist said taking more than 2-3mm off the top clamp especially and it gets dangerous...

like this link you posted we pretty much did everything exactly the same

I also do think that the xr650r head stem is slightly longer than the xr600, meaning you would have to machine down more...

anyways

cheers and thanks for looking

p.s. went riding today again on street and decided to put the fork tubes donw to the first groove on the tubes,...I hd them lowered a bit too much...

I also replaced the crfx wheel bearings,,,

smooth now!

oh and I cut my bars 1cm off each end...makes a big difference too!

cheers
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:14 AM   #17
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swap a success!

well finally tested out the swap on dirt...


and its a success, no issues or problems with the swap.

notes:

When going real slow, putsing around you will notice the ride is a bit stiffer and bouncier.

This is a worthwile negative compared to stock cause as soon as you whack the throttle and get going at speed and start hitting stuff like rocks, berms, holes, etc...RUTS general technical stuff the forks soak it up and it becomes compliant and plush...it also deflects MUCH less at speed when hitting hiden rocks or whatnot.



...and the real reason I did this, is the wheel goes where I want now. Its stiff front end and tweaks less than conventionals and that makes me happy.

I do need to play around with the clickers both front and back, but Im stoked.

overall a very worthwhile upgrade...

thats a wrap!

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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just a little update for those intererested

these forks kick ass!

here is a pic with the new oem replacement clarke tank too:



its planted, jumping, traction, turning, braking etc...absolutely 100times better

see ya!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #19
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Hope to join the USD club aswell some time soon !
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:57 AM   #20
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yeah supermoto style! jajaja

i like the cr forks, pretty damn sweet!

cheers
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #21
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Looking good!
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #22
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thanks man!

this is how the bike stands now

I need to fix a situation and if anybody is interested in helping Id appreciate it

I have a new cometic base gasket installed and it seems to be "walking" or pushing out on the left hand side...

is there anything I can do to prevent it walking anymore? ots not leaking and not moving anywhere else...

thought id post a little query as I dont want to tear down the engine again!

thanks
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #23
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Now I have been convinced to do a USD swap...

My parts have arrived... Let the swap begin.

I was able to score '99 CR500 forks, wheel, axle,caliper/bracket and a triple with an aftermarket billet upper with 2 positions for the offset bar clamps for $236.50 including shipping to my door. WOW...

Even better the wheel looks new(not a scratch), the tire is new and the rest of the parts seem to be in great condition also.

They will get resealed and fresh oil.

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I still need to find out if my stem swap over is the same????

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BTW I really like your new tank. I see a black one in my future. 87-95 XR250R side panels fit and get a different look. The muffler side hugs in tighter. I cut and remolded them slightly and like the look. I can get XR250R panels in black too.

Here are pic of cut panels on my XR250R with a IMS XR600R-650L 4.0 tank and seat.






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Old 04-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #24
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hey mental nice

think your golden with the swap too

my usds came in at 217 shipped, jajaja

I gave up on sourcing the 250 sidepanels and seat it was too complicated and bulky to ship down here not to mention getting the xr250r tank

I like my setup finally and maybe all I can do to help my seat height is ti shave down an inch off the top but so far its fine

I have more race sag now both front and back

it used to be that because I was compensating for too plush and soft stock suspension that I had my preload all the way up in the back and cut springs and spacers up front...

what that did was add more seat height and only helped in whoops and landing jumps, evrything elses was bouncy and marbly as hell

I have 4 inches race sag in the back now and bout 2.5 to 3 in the front

my tell tale sign Im good is if I push down on the seat when upright I get equal compression front and back which is what you want when dialing on the suspension, maybe a bit more in the back but its soooooooooooooooooooooo compliant now yet wont bottom out.

yet!

cheers

hey any help with my gasket issue?

its bumming me out
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by MentalGuru View Post

I was able to score '99 CR500 forks, wheel, axle,caliper/bracket and a triple with an aftermarket billet upper with 2 positions for the offset bar clamps for $236.50 including shipping to my door. WOW...

Even better the wheel looks new(not a scratch), the tire is new and the rest of the parts seem to be in great condition also.
Sweet deal dude! Good luck with the swap!

I can't tell you if the stems will be the same, but if someone in the "Call all XR600" topic can't tell you, you can contact these guys http://www.allballsracing.com/

They can probably help you
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #26
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Cristian

soon , pretty soon for me also ,.






Think I'm gonna go this way as far as triple's go .




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Old 04-19-2012, 11:39 AM   #27
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USD swaps are popping up left and right all of a sudden
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #28
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damn dudes! blinging it out! jajaja

thats awesome bigman, yeah steve says those RSW triple are the you know what so good for you

when reading up on this stuff I found out the old cr250 cr500 swaps was astraight bolt on but no upgrade by any means, they wre very crude usds

twin chambers another story

I still beleive though that the cr500 stem is the same, I dont have the details on hand but some seraches over on tt and google will help you guys out

for me I think the easiest is pressing the xr stem, some say its not the strongest solution BUT i did this out of necessity and because there is nothing wrong with the xr stem

simplicity over anything else especially when you dont have access to good stuff and parts that you can get quickly and cheaply.

anyways...

2 bushings man! thats all you need plus a press off press on scenario!

cheers dudes

glad Im inspriring people to do it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well not really just instigating! ajajaja
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #29
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USD swaps are popping up left and right all of a sudden
hell yeah they are!

modernizing the xr gang! i love it

NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS

suspension is king, much more than engine mods
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #30
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Looks great Christain. Thanks for sharing. Maybe next year I'll be able to do this same thing for my XRL.
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