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Old 04-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #76
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I just got a PM on another forum with a set of RXV forks for if anyone is interested I can pass along the info... :-D
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #77
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I just got a PM on another forum with a set of RXV forks for if anyone is interested I can pass along the info... :-D
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:52 AM   #78
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PM replied and email sent. :-)
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #79
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Many thanks to Gangplank! I've got a set of RXV forks on the way and will do the conversion sometime in the coming weeks.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #80
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Many thanks to Gangplank! I've got a set of RXV forks on the way and will do the conversion sometime in the coming weeks.
-w- did the original work. I just followed his postings from another thread and put it all together.

20/20 hindsight if I had it to do over again I'd look for a set of RXV forks. If I couldn't find a set at a good price I'd just get a any set of 45mm-46mm forks off any 450 dirtbike. Doesn't matter what they look like or even if they are slightly bent.

Take both sets of forks apart, take the insides out and bring it all to a local machine shop. Have them machine the BMW fork bottoms to accept the bottom adjuster for the donar fork. Have them machine the top caps to match the BMW forks top cap threads OR make a collar that would fit it OR have them machine the BMW top caps themselves to mate up with the donor forks internal springs & adjustment screw. All of this should be easy for any machine shop. Cost?

Donor forks - $150-250
Machine bottom feet - $150 tops
Machine top cap - $75 maybe

Then I'd take the my newly machined forks to a good suspention shop like McCoy's Offroad or Superplush in SF and have them put it back together for me, tune the shim stacks to what they think will work well for my weight and riding style, respring if needed. Oh and shorten the travel if needed. They have to be longer not shorter travel wise to start....

Suspension work - $150
new springs if needed - $110

Total of about $600 for top notch forks. Makes good cents to me.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:21 AM   #81
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Many thanks to Gangplank! I've got a set of RXV forks on the way and will do the conversion sometime in the coming weeks.
How's it coming along?
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #82
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How's it coming along?
The forks are now here and I think the plan is set with James over at Superplush. Now I just need a few weeks off the bike. Hopefully in the next month. Stay tuned.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #83
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Any idea how much Superplush charges for the job, I was thinking of giving them a call

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The forks are now here and I think the plan is set with James over at Superplush. Now I just need a few weeks off the bike. Hopefully in the next month. Stay tuned.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #84
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I see that the Husqvarna SM610 also uses Shiver 45s.... can anyone comment on the differences between those and the RXVs? Would they be as easy to convert as the RXVs? They have only 9.9" of travel ... maybe those are the ones that Oso Blanco tried to use?
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I see that the Husqvarna SM610 also uses Shiver 45s.... can anyone comment on the differences between those and the RXVs? Would they be as easy to convert as the RXVs? They have only 9.9" of travel ... maybe those are the ones that Oso Blanco tried to use?
My original pair were aftermarket add ons for a CRF150. The travel was enough, just not the over-all length.
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I see that the Husqvarna SM610 also uses Shiver 45s.... can anyone comment on the differences between those and the RXVs? Would they be as easy to convert as the RXVs? They have only 9.9" of travel ... maybe those are the ones that Oso Blanco tried to use?
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My original pair were aftermarket add ons for a CRF150. The travel was enough, just not the over-all length.
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So anyone know what the overall length of the SM610 Shivers is?
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #87
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Any idea how much Superplush charges for the job, I was thinking of giving them a call
Other than the general guidelines James has at his website, and the numbers tossed around previously in this thread I don't yet have a specific quote. As the project comes together I'll post the details here.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #88
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So anyone know what the overall length of the SM610 Shivers is?
No clue. I think if you check over on one of their forums you can find someone with that info... That is a husky right?
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Other than the general guidelines James has at his website, and the numbers tossed around previously in this thread I don't yet have a specific quote. As the project comes together I'll post the details here.
Will he take care of the machining job too or did u have someone else do it first?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:46 PM   #90
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Will he take care of the machining job too or did u have someone else do it first?
I haven't had the machining done yet. James will manage that portion as well and said he could have it done locally but would probably use Gangplank's source (referenced here) since they have already built a jig.
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