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Old 06-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #571
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Re the caliper hanger built in post 568 on the previous page, the caliper hangers are normally a stock Brembo part, the caliper looks like the same as the 650GS/KTM950 and the caliper hanger from a KTM 950 would be the part to get rather than making one up
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #572
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I have some Shivers from a Husky 610 and they have the 58mm lowers. I could have them machined to 57mm or have the bottom yokes opened by machining to 58mm.

Alternatively is it possible to use the original Xchallenge upper part (the outer slider) and fit the Shivers parts to that?

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You can machine the outer down to 57mm or use the stock X-C upper. There is not enough material to open the bottom tripple.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #573
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To those of you who swapped over to a 45mm shiver by switching lugs only.

Was it worth it? Does the fork actually have high speed bump compliance now?

What should I expect to pay for a 45mm shiver fork? Not counting having to swap/machine the lugs, respring, preload spacers, etc. Just the price of a base fork.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #574
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What should I expect to pay for a 45mm shiver fork? Not counting having to swap/machine the lugs, respring, preload spacers, etc. Just the price of a base fork.
In the UK I paid £100 for Shivers off a 610TE Husky and that included the yokes.

Not fitted them yet so can't comment against your other questions.

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Old 08-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #575
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In the UK I paid £100 for Shivers off a 610TE Husky and that included the yokes.

Not fitted them yet so can't comment against your other questions.

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bloody cheap!
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #576
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Another question...

Found a set with 58.4mm lower clamp and 53mm upper clamp. This is the wrong size for both. I really don't want to machine the lower clamp or shim the upper clamp area. Can anyone confirm that I can simply use my stock upper tube, and swap all the other parts over? Can the seals and bushings also swap over?
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:21 AM   #577
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Another question...

Found a set with 58.4mm lower clamp and 53mm upper clamp. This is the wrong size for both. I really don't want to machine the lower clamp or shim the upper clamp area. Can anyone confirm that I can simply use my stock upper tube, and swap all the other parts over? Can the seals and bushings also swap over?

Post 572 above?

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Old 08-09-2013, 12:30 AM   #578
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bloody cheap!
Exactly what I thought, hence the buying of them without a proper plan to fit them.

Some more still for sale. Not sure about the postage charge to the US...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=181190802933

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Old 08-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #579
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Exactly what I thought, hence the buying of them without a proper plan to fit them.

Some more still for sale. Not sure about the postage charge to the US...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=181190802933

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Looks good. That's about $250 shipped to me in the US. Since I'm just going to simply swap dampers and lugs it doesn't matter if they're a bit beat up and the seals are all leaky.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #580
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I just picked up an XC and am a wee disappointed in the forks. I haven't made my way through the entire thread yet, but has anyone explored replacing them with g450x forks? They would appear to be very similar.

Thoughts?

Edit, just looked them up, $1175 per leg? Did I read that right?
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #581
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I just picked up an XC and am a wee disappointed in the forks. I haven't made my way through the entire thread yet, but has anyone explored replacing them with g450x forks? They would appear to be very similar.

Thoughts?

Edit, just looked them up, $1175 per leg? Did I read that right?
Or $250 (something like that) on eBay right now...
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #582
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The G450X has a bit more travel than the G650 so you will probably want to shorten it like most other options..
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:31 AM   #583
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Edit, just looked them up, $1175 per leg? Did I read that right?

Only about $100 more than Xch fork legs then.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #584
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The G450X has a bit more travel than the G650 so you will probably want to shorten it like most other options..
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Or $250 (something like that) on eBay right now...
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I took the wheels off both today and there are some complications including slightly different fork sizes. Bummer.

But still, the eBay find got me all stirred up, but I have a question: Does anyone know if the bottom part of the fork can be swapped from one fork to another assuming the diameter is correct? Both are made by Marzocchi, right?

Thanks for you help.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:57 AM   #585
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I took the wheels off both today and there are some complications including slightly different fork sizes. Bummer.

But still, the eBay find got me all stirred up, but I have a question: Does anyone know if the bottom part of the fork can be swapped from one fork to another assuming the diameter is correct? Both are made by Marzocchi, right?

Thanks for you help.
I can confirm this for you in a few weeks, but yes it seems that is the case. Looks like Marzocchi made multiple types of this fork in different configurations for different bikes all based on the same platform.
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