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Old 07-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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USD conversion, choosing the right fork donor?

How would you go about it? I'm building an aircooled RD350 and the weight is about 140kg I reckon, but most forks are from much heavier bikes.

Originally I was going for something from a 250, Aprilia or something. Can I go with a fork from a heaver bike and adjust my way out of it?
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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My buddy is building an RD350... We are putting RS250 forks on it. Main reason is easy to get parts (Racetech) and appropriate weight, length and diameter for such a small bike.

Tz250 forks were a possibility but they are rare and more expensive. The RS250 guys seem to ditch the stockeds for Ohlins and the like.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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I'd say to pick forks that are externally adjustable for comp and rebound.... easily
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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Well you can fit all manner of forks from larger bikes, but the spring rates will be much closer for the bike weight+rider if they come from a smaller bike in the first place. On my RD350LC (421cc now) I have RGV USD forks and swingarm + wheels, they are pretty much bolt on and work very well. Details on my website in my sig etc.
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