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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Chill

    Chill Been here awhile

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  2. 59DEN

    59DEN Long timer

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    A friend has fitted the above tyre to the front of his DR650 for desert trips and has only good to say about the increased flotation and steering offered in sand. I have bought one as well now and will give it a test run at Easter along the coast on the DRZ.
  3. fatgut

    fatgut Been here awhile

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    Hi Dennis 3.25\3.50 is equal to 100\90 I used one on the KTM 640 but that a wide front rim 2.25 inch DR is 1.6- I think, Not sure how it would go being pulled in so much on the side walls. Let us know how it goes.
    Kev.
  4. live4daride

    live4daride Been here awhile

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    the dr front rim is 1.85 standard, I just checked this out myself as the rim is cracking and i was hoping to replace it with a motorcross rim that might be stronger, but they are 1.60.
  5. wiggywildwildwest

    wiggywildwildwest cranky bugger

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    i'd be whipping the motor out and splitting it. that looks suspiciously like a dog off one of the gears.
  6. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Welcome to the party coxy

    How's life treating you, where are you at?
  7. rogor

    rogor Adventurer

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  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  9. UncleGra

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  10. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy Been here awhile

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    been doing a bit of reading on the net about these but getting conflicting opinions ( who would have thought it ), so was wondering if anyone here has any opinions ( & hopefully experience ) of Ricor Intiminators & also how they compare to Gold valves etc

    i know they work differently and are different to install, but my main point of interest is really how good they work

    cheers
  11. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Although I don't have them installed, I've only heard good things about them. I too will be on the market to purchase a set, so any feedback would be great.

    :D
  12. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy Been here awhile

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    dont suppose u wanna install a set & let me know what they like ? :D
  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I have no experience with the Intimators, but have ridden a few DRs with Gold Valves, and without. The consensus elsewhere seems to be that the Intimators are better suited to on road, and the gold valves off road. The gold valves are a definite improvement for sure, and beefier springs are needed too. It does seem that the Intimators will be better with stock springs based on what I've read. This question routinely comes up on the big DR thread.

    Anything will be better than stock though.

    Better again is to ditch the whole flexi antiquated forks and put some modern ones on.
  14. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    Have Gold Valves in my old DR and it really makes a substantial difference. Didn't need to changes the fork springs for my 80 kg's but later fitted a Safari tank and with all that extra weight over the front needed heavier springs then.

    Bergdonk's suggestion worked even better on my new DR.

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  15. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Been here awhile

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    Any excuse to make us great unwashed drool over your bike! My $43 air forks just don't quite look as nice as your Ohlins! Getting ready for Oz day ride?
  16. robmoto

    robmoto Long timer

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    I have used emulators and intiminators on my 650 and I think intiminators win by heaps, allso are running slightly heavier springs a fork brace is well worth the money too, I use intiminators in a few 800,s with only 41mm forks dia heavier springs from wilbers and fork braces and find these forks better than any other bike I have riden.
    You no front end dive , but the forks still soke up the bumps.
    you do here them clacking some times which I think is the shims opening and closing and they are adjustable too.
  17. Farmer Roy

    Farmer Roy Been here awhile

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    thanks, thats the sort of comparison i was after
  18. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    Haha............nice try............that's what I was hoping from you. But as it is, I would buy them tomorrow but need more $$$.

    I believe Jeff from procycle said they are acceptable even with the standard springs. Then if you find you need slightly heavier springs, so be it; its a progressive process.

    As was previously mentioned, anything is better than standard. :evil
  19. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The noise is the sealing ring binding up in the fork leg until the stiction is overcome by spring pressure...
    If you pull them out at some point, trim a mm or 2 off the end of the rings.


    If you're used to dirt bikes then Emulators will feel more natural and if you're coming from road bikes the Intiminators will get the nod.
  20. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    Looks like I am going to need some of these too :eek1 :1drink Anyone know where I should get some?