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Old 06-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #43201
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Granite or quartz counters?
Oh yeah, nice bike.
Granite man; I'm in the Gaslamp man we should ride! Got a Belgian Quadruple on the counter alongside a Tripel.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:51 PM   #43202
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #43203
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Congrats! I ran across a good deal on an 08 KLR last fall and scooped it up. Left the next day on a loop up to Vermont. Great bikes. I still have my XR but it's good to have several weapons for different circumstances. Did the Tennessee portion of the TAT last weekend on it.



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Damn John how tall are you? You look huge on that bike!

Thats exactly the bike my friend has that I rode.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #43204
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Missed it by that much

Just missed a pair of '03 450R forks for $150. Craigslist OC

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #43205
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That looks like a reflection, but you can get lighted fames from Radiantz, Custom Dynamics and several other LED suppliers.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:59 AM   #43206
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nice man, just like my old one! great travel bike, the best budget bike in fact!

cheers
I want to ride it down and visit you!

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Old 06-06-2012, 03:01 AM   #43207
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Damn John how tall are you? You look huge on that bike!

Thats exactly the bike my friend has that I rode.
6'1". The bike has a crap suspension but Cogent Dynamics is gonna fix that in two weeks.

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:11 AM   #43208
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I want to ride it down and visit you!

John
well COME ON DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said the guy on tv with a wheel....

no seriously greta things are about to happen, top secret stuff, thanks to very good men on here...

The bar will have some tricks up its sleeve, grand re-opening 14 of July!

lots o beer, foreign beer, national beer, new cafe and a little wine sampling bar too

great food

and whats best is you can stay at my place so you dont pay any room and use that for gas money while we tour the whole country on backroads!

hows that?

best riding season starts in November...

you guys let me know

seriuolsy get a bucnh of guys, ride down, and call me when you get to the salvadorean border....ill meet you guys and parade into san salvador adv style! yeah


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Old 06-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #43209
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6'1". The bike has a crap suspension but Cogent Dynamics is gonna fix that in two weeks.

John

their intimintars/emulator work great too

big difference and I preffer them over gold valves in the klr

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #43210
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Looking for the ultimate 650L front end Build kit : I was inspired by Wattners L build for fun project and I have been working on mine for many many months now. CW almost has the engine finished and I have completed purchase of just about everything for my Phase 1 build . ( I am doing in phases to spread cost over time) . I still have selected all my lighting, but thats another story.

Stock forks VS CRF conversion ? I think we all know that converting to the CRF front end is ideal, but it can be costly. I really like How Wattners front end came out with the RSW tripple clamp, with the stabilizer and Highway dirtbikes handguards and mounts. However ( and I thing he would agree) the Jeff Emig XR to CR conversion tripples are also really nice.

My question is how to piece it all togehter to get the best bang for my buck. ( In other words, can I buy this stuff in phases ? ) Since adding the stabilizer requires at least a top tripple, it would seem logical to purchase the correct one for the forks I intend to use.

Here is my list of MUST have's:
Stabilizer
HW Dirt bikes hand guards
GPS
Would like a 12V outlet for easy charging and connecting 12v slime compressor for tire repairs

Looking for suggestions on building the front end with Stock forks versis the cost of going to the CRF forks.

Appreciate any and all input.
Well I have stock forks with Gold Valves and a 3/4" pvc spacer. I run the forks 3/4" up in the forks. It is equipped with a fork brace from Summers Racing. I have RSW top triple clamp. 3" risers and sub mount for a scotts steering damper. I have run this set-up in everything from single track loamy soil, to mountain trails in Colorado and the Mojave Desert.
This set up has not dissappointed whatsoever. I have plenty of travel, tire sticks where I plant it and it turns with the forks run up in the triples 3/4". Why you say? Good question. I lived in Wisconsin and rode all the midwest National Dual Sport rides as well as 9 6 Days of Michigan. Was a Honda Riders Club member and as such at these rides got tohang with Scott Summers and Dick Burleson. Scott Summers and Fred Bramblett his manager rode XR650L's. Well they suggested running the forks up in triples and lo and behold it was like magic.
Bike set-up is a presonal thing and many will scoff at mine. But it works for a 190lb guy without gear who ridies at a B level enduro guy. Would I switch to USD's? Maybe. If price is right. Good luck with your decision. Great guys here and they speak from experience.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:11 AM   #43211
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suspension stuff I have gathered so far

very true statement bud...

the last mod I did before USD'S was to improve the attack angle on the forks, so I raised the tubes to counteract the chopper effect those long spaghtettis have on the gemoetry

this and getting good spacers made out of nylon, cutting the springs AND using good fork fluid, made a very very nice stock setup

I think the biggest misconception regarding the stockers is that they are SOFT....

I dont know who or when somebody invented that forks should not SAG or brake dive...

its a weird maybe street oriented opinion that you have to eliminate almost completely brake dive...

if you are overweight then you must get springs for your wieght, after that its only a matter of tuning.

In all the pics I see of racers and how they turn their bikes and looking at their supsension if you look closely the forks are almost FULLY compressed before a turn, or carve etc...

same goes for landing

what you want to avoid is bottoming out and BOUNCING back up, especially on the rear as that will throw you over the bars

that and technique

in any case

its all a matter of taste but I also think there is a lot of misinformation regarding how stock traditonal forks work and behave versus say usds and more modern forks

to each their own really

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #43212
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I got my whole front end for 400$. forks/trips/complete wheel/complete brake. turned the stem, new XRL bearings and races and rolled out like a boss.

I just picked up, what turns out to be CR125 forks for 120$. trips/forks. I'm going to try it out on my backup bike and see what happens.
I should mention that the reason I explicitly changed to USD's was that my XRL forks were going to require more parts and work than I wanted to put into them. I figured about 400$ to get the forks to what I considered an acceptable level in addition to the regular maint. that it required. I needed new seals and bushings, and of course a cleaning, then the mods like 4Stroke mentioned. So, instead, I opted to spend my money on new tech with a much wider parts and mod availability and more known to newer mechanics, should they ever get the pleasure of working on my parts. (I do all my own wrenching.)
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #43213
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Well I have stock forks with Gold Valves and a 3/4" pvc spacer. I run the forks 3/4" up in the forks. It is equipped with a fork brace from Summers Racing. I have RSW top triple clamp. 3" risers and sub mount for a scotts steering damper. I have run this set-up in everything from single track loamy soil, to mountain trails in Colorado and the Mojave Desert.
This set up has not dissappointed whatsoever. I have plenty of travel, tire sticks where I plant it and it turns with the forks run up in the triples 3/4". Why you say? Good question. I lived in Wisconsin and rode all the midwest National Dual Sport rides as well as 9 6 Days of Michigan. Was a Honda Riders Club member and as such at these rides got tohang with Scott Summers and Dick Burleson. Scott Summers and Fred Bramblett his manager rode XR650L's. Well they suggested running the forks up in triples and lo and behold it was like magic.
Bike set-up is a presonal thing and many will scoff at mine. But it works for a 190lb guy without gear who ridies at a B level enduro guy. Would I switch to USD's? Maybe. If price is right. Good luck with your decision. Great guys here and they speak from experience.

Thanks to all who have provided some awesome info on the front end. My origianl budget was for new stuff, but now I see where I can save BIG on used if I search.
RSW Tripples $380.00 ( New)
CRF Forks : 350.00 ( Used)
Scotts Dampner : 500.00 ( New) ( Used cost 250-300)
Front wheel : New Rad wheels CRF-X style 524.00 ( Used 175.00 )
Highway Dirtbikes Hand guards and goodies $ 200.00

For my trip to Colorado this year I am just going to mount up the Fork Brace and lift the tubes in the triples to see how I like that. If that does not do the trick I will go with the USD's and complete CRF-X front end . The Colrado trails should be a good test for the new CW710 ! I dont plan to ride the BRP on anything but 50" and above trails so it she may perform well for that. I have the WR450 for the single track stuff .

Huge Thanks to ALL who helped out, and for the PM's with all the great detail. Someone even PM'd me with all the parts I need , ready to ship should I decide to go USD. This is a great forum for help !
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #43214
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:38 AM   #43215
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Do note that after market wheel sellers will offer a CRF-X front wheel but it very

well may NOT have the odo drive portion that a OE wheel will have.
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