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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by CSMonte, Dec 8, 2008.
New XR600R owner here.
Is it contagious?
USD is for UpSideDown forks. Grafting updated suspenders to the XR has been proven contagious on many occasions.
mwah, better be careful not to catch any crankbugs..
It most certainly is contagious.
Unidentifiable sexual disease.
Up side down forks.
Monster 620 front (3.5') and GSXF750 back (3.5')
Do you guys replace your forks when the OEM ones go bad, or "just because"?
Is there a significant difference?
One thing I noticed on mine is that the brakes aren't quite as "grabby" as I'd like.
Maybe it's due for some new pads.. I haven't checked, frankly.
I like Galfer brake pads. Don't skimp , you get what you pay for.
The brakes don't work well because they are on an 88. The new stuff just works a lot better. Same with the suspension. I just ordered the complete Emig package for my 87. Triples, stem, 450 fork legs revalved for my 240lbs plus he makes an axle that will let me use my stock wheel and speedo. Don't ask what it cost but its sweet stuff.
Any suggestions for a rear shock? Whatever I do it will need to be resprung. What fits or should I just rebuild the old shock?
Suggestions are appreciated
Joexr is right on buying good pads they will make a difference. Changing the fluid might help too.
Wout did you buy that bike from a guy named Don near St Helens?
Nope. Gerry from Eagle Creek.
heres my conversion...
budget thanks to steves awesome help...
unfortunately I havent managed to sell my upgraded cartridge conventional forks or the excel wheel I had built to match...but if I did Id make money off the conversion...
I tried conventional cartridge forks off 91 and up year xr6(same as xrl forks) and while the difference in damping and rebound is significant and better...the issue I still had was tweaking and twisting of these spaghuetti forks...and I got tired of it even after installing and selling an RSW brace
so go usd...and have a blast
You have to do any machining to make 'em fit?
New quality pads, fluid and an SS braided brake line should take out a lot of the initial squishy feeling...
Well, a lot's of fitting included. I'we mounted the GSXR1000 front disc to ducati wheal, and it's a 6 to 5 holes fitting , and the back wheal is some 40 or 50 mm wider then the XR's fork. So it was an adventure, but it works now :)
whats the difference in power/torque output between the regular FMF Hiflow HD pipe for XR600, and the FMF powerbomb s/s for xr600??
I can get one of those, or an ABP..
I am of-course running a hotcam, 11:1 wiseco, and an FCR-MX 40..
From what I know the main difference is that Powerbomb delivers a nicer sound, a bit more of a low rumble beacause of the expansion chamber. Also, it's supposed to be geared a little more towards torque, where as the hi-flow pipe is for horsepower
BTW, if the ABP pipe is from Marktplaats or something local and the FMF will be ordered from the US, don't forget to take into account customs fees.
When I got my FMF Q4 muffler I paid about 230 Euro's including shipping, on top of that I got slapped with an additional 85 Euro's customs clearance.....
I can get the FMF from within europe :)
I have the powerbomb with Q4 setup on mine. Still getting my carb ironed out, but gives a good boost off the bottom and helped create a nice hard hit in the middle. Really comes on the power nicely and gives a nice sound without being too loud. Well made piece, too.
Just ordered a Works Connection rear shock for the XR 600 R to go with the new front end. The thing should handle now!