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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Aquatic, Feb 3, 2014.
First thing to do is fix the root of all the bearing evil. The hole in the spindle. Which ever engineer thought that was a good idea is a fickwit!
Some 3M tape and problem sorted
Took a bit of effort but I managed to get the old bearing off without cutting it.
I couldn't find any new seals, but the old ones are still in excellent condition so I'll reuse them
New bearings - sourced locally
High temp grease - because the oil is in the frame and the neck area can get quite hot
greased up bearings
In the press
Lower bearing installed
I didn't take any pictures, but the outer races were installed in the head.
i used threaded rod and some made up spacers that fitted the races perfectly
A quick test fit of the forks
Headlight and handle bars all back together
Dummy axle just to check
I measured up the fork and and then redesigned the existing caliper hanger to suit the new dimensions
I 3D printed the new caliper hanger to do the test fit
Fits exactly as planned
Looking good so far.
Next item of business is to redesign the suspension knuckle to raise the rear the same as the front
I'm hoping to make an adjustable unit.
Hello! What is the doner bike of this USD system? I am looking forward to doing the USD transplant on my DAKAR and I have been offered a system from a 2009+ KLX250S and another one from an Aprilia RXV 450! Any suggestions on which one to prefer according to the ease of the process and the performance? Do you offer any caliper hangers for these? Also do you offer any redesigned knuckle for the Dakar in order to raise the rear and increase the wheel travel (with the same stock shock)! Thanks!
I think Kawasaki also use KYB.
These off of a Yamaha yz450. Not sure what year.
They are the SSS closed cartridge forks
OK, thanks! Yes Kawasaki forks are KYB for sure! Do you think it’s better to go this way instead of the more exotic aprilia way (48mm)! And what about the altered Dakar knuckle question? Thanks again!
I cannot help with a conversion kit for the Aprillia.
Raising the rear of a Dakar is done with shorter links.
I have in stock
will the shorter raising links level the rear with the WP forks as well? Think they're 930mm.
Not sure how much longer 930mm is.
But the links will raise the rear ±26mm no matter what you do up front
Does that mean the KYB's raises the front by 26mm?
Stock is 890mm I think in which case the front has been raised ~30mm (I checked my notes and I've measured the WP's ca920mm from top to center axle (917-920 difficult to measure exactly)).
I'm actually no longer sure how much the front gets raised. I used to know.
If I recall, reducing the length by 25mm still gives you 25mm longer forks
I will measure when i get a chance.
I have 2 sets of open cartridge and 2 sets of closed cartridge
Yeah, my WP4860 forks are 950-960mm long center to top so it's not unreasonable that the KYB's are around the same length.
Do you have the ability to lazer cut a replacement tone wheel so that the speed O can be calibrated? There is an old Cafe Husky thread:
That has a guy who had some made to correct his speed O error.... I have tried reaching out to him and all I get is crickets....
Below is a picture of what his looks like... I only need the rear wheel one cause my bike doesn't have ABS.... The washers are to space it off the wheel. Please let me know....
Leave it with me
So does that mean you’ll make one (or more)? I’m sure I’m not the only one who wouldn’t mind correcting the speed o meter error.....
Now to test. From Saturday we are allowed to go for a ride. 50km radius from home