aaaaaand one more xr600 usd swap! yeah thats right!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by elsalvadorklr, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    yeah bro...

    the more you buy spares for your bike the more youll find out that there are a million intercheangeable parts between bikes

    bearings is about the most common part.


    notice however that only 2 or 3 out of those forks/bikes are usds...

    in any case...

    internet is your friend for finding out the good easy swaps...


    cheers man
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  2. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    Yep,

    But hey, the more information we have circulating these forums, the better :deal

    :D
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  3. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Did you notice that all those models have conventional forks???
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  4. deejay_xr

    deejay_xr Been here awhile

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    All of 'em?
    Could be, I'm not that at home in this matter.

    Anyway, I've seen plenty of topics over the years of people asking what years CR forks would be a direct fit etc. this atleast gives some closure to those questions.

    It just doesn't belong in a USD topic then, sorry 'bout that !
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  5. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    not all

    again 2 or 3, the point os that the only straigt swap is a cr500 cr125 of certain years...they are very crude usd's and in my opinion not un upgrade except for the fact thay you have less mass moving up and down, and they are stiffer as is common of usds vs. conventionals...

    cheers dudes!

    p.s. the more info the merrier, and thee forums are what manuals lack...

    just wait a few minutes and steve or somebody gives you the answer! cant tell ou ho many times I had a wrench in my hand waiting and all if a sudden I have my answer and back to the bike...

    awesome stuff for sure!

    christian
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  6. mcma111

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    Dial an answer. Was this fast enough??
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  7. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    so after an awesome ride yesterday I have come to the conlcusion(only after riding and hour or so and getting the fork oil hot) that I do need one or 2 steps up on the fork springs rate...

    I am told that stock 2002 cr250r forks are either .44kg or .45kg so I would need .46 or .47kg rated springs...

    when cold my static sag was perfect...about 40mm, woith me on it was 65mm...

    when the bike warmed up though and the suspension had some good action under it my static sag increased 10mm and another 5mm with me on it overall

    soooooo

    thats it fork mod wise for me

    cheers
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  8. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    So how about going to the next heavier weight oil first and see what changes that makes?
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  9. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    trueee...

    that was my plan, I have a syringe i hand and plan to add 10cc's increments in order to help a bit...

    still though not the same as swapping springs but will do boss

    Oh btw long time no see...

    how ya been?

    cheers bud
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  10. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Same old, same old. Gave the XR600 a bath today. Boy oh boy it sure is purdy. Maybe I should take it's picture some day.
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  11. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    pics would be sweet man!

    show off your rarely seen usd xr600!

    jejeje

    I mean seriously how do you get it out of that garage? jajajaja

    take an hour or so? kidding

    cheers bud

    Ill let you know how the oil level thing goes...well see!
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  12. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    Seems to be some xrl guys interested in a usd swap so thought Id bump this up with a little info

    I added 10cc's per leg of 10weight maxima oil to help prevent bottoming out and to help with counteracting a little too much sag, which takes a whike getting used to

    in the end this swap rocks and Im so happy I did this

    suspension first engine mods after!

    cheers
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    [FONT=&quot]Hi BP,

    Do you still have the CRF USD front ends for sale? I'm really keen on the conversion for my 93, XR600R but honestly don’t really know where to start, a full on conversion set seems pretty sweet to me. Would it be a complete drop in with what you got? Is there anything else i would need to get to complete the conversion.
    Sorry for the noobie questions. Thanks.

    JK
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  14. jk9339

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    Hi BP, PM'ed you back. :D
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  15. Cumbacheech

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    Hi Christian,

    Was just wondering if the steering stops work for you.

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  16. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    The steering stops didn't work for me so I welded one on. Right below the wiring harness loop. This is on my XR600 but the same as the XRL with CRF triples

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  17. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    hey man

    worked perfect for me, but do notice I have a smaller clarke tank now and not the big ims4

    had to do nothing and turning radius is maybe a teeny smidge less than before...

    hows yours coming along?:D
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  18. Cumbacheech

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    Mine is coming along... Just have not had a chance to even look at the bike, been super busy with work. I am aiming to have it all together this weekend so that I can start riding it!

    Cheers,

    Cumbacheech
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  19. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    hey I posted on your thread

    you just need to hammer the lock washer flat, enlarge the hole and align it so the tab sits back like stock

    then when the top clamp is on you can lift up the tab

    basically stock the lock washer is not big enough to be able to flip up so it rests uneven on the actual lock nut.

    so just do that and you be golden

    good luck!
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  20. edgeman6000

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    just wonderin... any of you use the xr wheel after you did the swap? i got a brand new rubber on my 3 month old excel supermoto wheels. anything can be done with the correct spacers/bushings etc. just wondering if any of you have done this. thanks in advance, dan
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