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Old 10-11-2012, 09:04 AM   #214
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I think there are a number of things you could do with a little ingenuity.

The 230f version has more suspension travel, yet appears to have the same size forks. Search for some ebay parts it looks easy enough to do a transplant. Even it you do not want to do that, stock or aftermarket springs can be cut to length.

I suspect the bike has damping rod front suspension, a simple change in oil viscosity can make the forks better.

I have a cheap source for rear springs, . Springs are measured by their inner diameter.

I own a KLX 650C. Imported 4 years and no aftermarket. I changed the oil weight in the forks. I could add spacers to get proper sag. I could search for another spring from any KTM with 43usd forks and cut to length.
Turned out the oil change was good enough.

I grafted on a Showa shock from a DRZ 400, resprung and revalved it. So much better than stock. My bike has a big bore from Germany at the time. Too much sag in the rear? Make/shorten the suspension links. It raises the rear and increases the effective spring rate. 5mm shorter links from a 2010 KLX 250s worked on my bike.

It looks like BBR has big bore and high compression pistons for the F version, can't be that different.

You have fuel options.

You just have to look outside the box. It is time consuming, surely there are site specific websites for your bike. Maybe some one has already invented the wheel.
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