aaaaaand one more xr600 usd swap! yeah thats right!

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

  1. heart_of_darkness

    heart_of_darkness Adventurer

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    I made spacer bushings for both sides of the XR axle. I also had to space the brake caliper over with a few washers between the caliper mount and the fork. It did work, but was a hassle to assemble. I bought a proper CRF wheel soon after.
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  2. heart_of_darkness

    heart_of_darkness Adventurer

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    What is everyone doing about the too-long CRF forks? They're nearly an inch longer than the XR forks.
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  3. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    I let em stick thru a bit , works fine . :deal



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  4. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    ^^^^^yuppers

    play with them...go up and down and see what works best in dirt...

    for example put the forks 2 inches from top...you will notice it turns like a beast carves almost too well!

    but at speed you will wobble like crazy

    the push them up all the way flush and it will be choppered out and smooth on the highway but it will suck even more than the stock forks when it comes to turning

    this is commonly caused "pushing"

    if you cant find a happy medium then you need to look at correct springs for your wieght and usds forks...

    cheers:D
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  5. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    You can also shorten them internaly but I don't remeber how it's done. Bprt4 did it to his.
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  6. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    true too...a bit expensive however...
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  7. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Take it's picture? Maybe you should ride it! :lol3
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  8. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Two words, sah-weet!!
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  9. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Kinda slow on the pick up here eh? My post was from May of 2012!!! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  10. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Give me a break, I've been away fighting cancer. I should add that I've beaten it. However, this doesn't take away from the fact that you should be ridding your Big 6 not shooting pictures of it! :D
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  11. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    M sincerest blessings for you my friend...My Dad had a hereditary disease for all of my life(all his adult 30plus life), and he succumbed to it after 30 plus years of fighting it...

    I wish you the best...

    also your xr inpsired me many times throughout my rebuilds!:D
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  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    XMan,

    Congratulations on putting up the good fight. :clap

    Nice to see your still around.
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  13. lstzephyr

    lstzephyr Solo con rambo

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    :clap I'm qlad you made it Xrrider!
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  14. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    +1 to all these , and Thanks
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  15. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R GOT SAND? NO!

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    I'm looking to do something similar to my XL

    What was your budget? if you dont mind me asking
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  16. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    about $350...

    complete forks $200
    wheel $75

    assorted bits like bearings, axle spacers and seals another $50 or so...

    If id sell my xr stuff I now have 2 pairs of conventional forks, and new excel wheel on my xr hub Id make money...thing is nobody wants that stuff down here and shipping is too expensive to ship overseas.

    cheers
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  17. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Christian, nice work as always.

    Taco, they machine a spacer to limit travel, and relocate the spring seat. Factory Connection did it the first time, this time I had Precision Concepts do it for an XR250 that i am putting on right now....

    BP
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  18. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Brian,

    I was hoping you'd chime in to tell just how you did yours. I couldn't remember exactly. So you're putting USD's on an xr250?

    Stuart
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  19. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Yea. Still not sure if I SHOULD be, but I like the bike, and so I am going forward.

    BP
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  20. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    nice post pics brian

    here or wherever you want...it be nice to get some common swap pictorials in one place...

    cheers