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Old 03-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #55636
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The dust boots make it tough. But an EZ way to measure without the boots. Put a tie wrap loosly around the tube. Brfore you get on the bike slide it down to the top of the seal ( boots off ), sit on the bike. When you get off measure between tie wrap and seal.

Just do it by feel.

I meant because all forks (except maybe $50K race Showas) have WAY more stiction than shocks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #55637
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Not when i started drinkin LAST NIGHT and had friday off......my weekend started yesterday at 5pm... and runs out when i`m out of beer about monday night or so.. B


In other words, you were too drunk or too hungover... maybe both....
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:21 PM   #55638
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Hungover is after he stops drinking.

You run out of beer yet Brian?

I doubt it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:30 PM   #55639
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Well... as long as you think so, then that's all that matters to you.
hey bud, I know your smart as hell, Ive done my homework and dont mind paying half what maxima fork oil costs

its called chevron dexron 6

If you feel better paying up at the dealer than all the power to you

sometimes doing your homework pays off...

what next I only buy honda oil?

peace bud

ps. just like oil there are good and bad ones out there...Im not saying go buy ace hardaware atf, buy hey, different strokes for folks right

btw

straight out of honda manual(especially the 88 one flying around on the nets) ATF is specified, especially for damper forks

but then again you knew that! jajajajajajjaja

sorry couldnt resist

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #55640
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...sometimes doing your homework pays off... ...straight out of honda manual(especially the 88 one flying around on the nets) ATF is specified, especially for damper forks
but then again you knew that! jajajajajajjaja
sorry couldnt resist
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Carajo! Thanks for making me do some research.
Fritzie might recognize the viscosity chart there.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #55641
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Fritz,

If you look at that pic, you will see both of the clickers are the same and both go into the same part of the fork. They are both compression adjustments.

I don't think it would be possible to have compression adjusted on one leg differently than the other, and then have the two fork legs adjusted differently for rebound as well. That would be like trying to walk with a running shoe on one foot and a work boot on the other.
Except that the Showa Seperate Function Fork does just that. Or may it separates spring on one side or damping on the other. Actually, I think that is it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #55642
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Those are CRF forks (well not CRF230, but CRF450 at least). The oil in the second chamber is pressurized by a spring and that helps to reduce cavitation.
The first twin chamber forks on a motorcycle were on the '99 RM250. 49mm beasts too. When I first took them apart I was baffled. Now, we are at no springs. Ryan Dungey has been riding a springless shock, well until he had a failure anyway.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #55643
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I have a OE link on the work bench if you need it.
How much do you need to have for that little beauty?

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figures...my stud was rusty I played with my nuts a little and it cranked right over

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #55644
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I run a special high tech viscosity adjusting oil. It thickens inversely proportionally to the velocity of the stoke of the damper rod, and proportionally to the damper position. It is only available from a small outfit that does work for our national labs. $60 a quart but worth every penny. What type do you guys run?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #55645
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I've decided it really didnt matter until I started out riding the 16 year old girls who pass me on 125's
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #55646
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Hungover is after he stops drinking.

You run out of beer yet Brian?

I doubt it.
Nope.not gonna happen,should be good for at least 2 days......then i have whiskey...

Speeking of whiskey..i install remote car starters for fun in the winter,,,for a quart of whiskey.......for people i know...i installed 10 this year..so i`m good in that department,wife gets pissy when i keep stuffing them in the freezer.......keeps complaining there`s no room for food and takes them out...

I told her i really don`t know why i stick quarts in the freezer,,just always did



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I've decided it really didnt matter until I started out riding the 16 year old girls who pass me on 125's
HAHA, that's the truth... I definitely need more dirt experience on this bigger bike. I only rode a 185 2-stroke and 250's before.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #55648
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I've started riding the 16 year old girls... who pass me on 125's
16 can get ya 20 i hear......











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Old 03-08-2013, 08:19 PM   #55649
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I run a special high tech viscosity adjusting oil. It thickens inversely proportionally to the velocity of the stoke of the damper rod, and proportionally to the damper position. ...

I can see it now... optical encoders pick up the position of the damper rod, the computer makes the calculations and sends a control signal to the voltage-sensitive oil. I wonder what the viscosity / applied voltage chart looks like.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #55650
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I have an 02 KTM 200EXC I started racing NETRA enduros and harescrambles last year. After a 20 year hiatus from bike riding. I thought I was in decent shape until about 5 minutes into my first race. At one point I got offthe buke pulled my helmet and laid down to die, I only wound up catching my breath and abusing my self some more but then thats what us Jarheads do isnt it?

I really look forward to the day that a few extra HP, a different fork oil, 2mm more airspace or 2 clicks on the compression will give me the extra edge to beat the the girl in front of me...

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