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Old 04-30-2009, 01:50 PM   #61
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does anyone know if the bearing cups on the x-chal are the same diameter as on the f650?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:06 AM   #62
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I've been told there's even the same as those from a K100 or a BMW airhead.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:46 AM   #63
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I don't like the screws to adjust the forks. Anyone knows good and easy to fit 'knobs'? Would be so much easier...
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:32 AM   #64
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I don't like the screws to adjust the forks. Anyone knows good and easy to fit 'knobs'? Would be so much easier...
i m also interested in this option...has anyone done this?
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:53 PM   #65
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Everything comes at a price! I believe Wunderlich sell knobs for this very purpose.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:10 PM   #66
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Just wanting to know if there are any tricks about taking the forks apart to put new springs and oil in. Do I take the caps off, then drain the oil, and install new springs and oil. I've looked all over and cann't find any information. Anything would help.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:33 PM   #67
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I would also like to learn how this is done...

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Just wanting to know if there are any tricks about taking the forks apart to put new springs and oil in. Do I take the caps off, then drain the oil, and install new springs and oil. I've looked all over and cann't find any information. Anything would help.

Especially if it is easy-ish... Are people using the aftermarket Touratech springs? Does Ohlins make springs for these shocks?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:48 AM   #68
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Just wanting to know if there are any tricks about taking the forks apart to put new springs and oil in. Do I take the caps off, then drain the oil, and install new springs and oil. I've looked all over and cann't find any information. Anything would help.
I put in a set of Wilbers. They provided instructions that gives the info needed. It required removal of the forks from the bike, taking caps off etc. Correct procedure to put in the right amount of oil and purge out air is explained. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:45 AM   #69
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Hyperpro do springs for the XC as well.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:16 AM   #70
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Is there some kind of report of all these aftermarket springs? I really don't like the stock ones but have no idea which springs to get...
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:12 PM   #71
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Is there some kind of report of all these aftermarket springs? I really don't like the stock ones but have no idea which springs to get...
I have read a few reports and received info from owners who have changed springs on the XC. Most gave the Hyperpro a huge + for improvement while some other brands did not make that much difference.

Other than oil and springs there is not much else that can be done to the standard fork. In Oz Hyperpro front springs are approx $250 and the rear shock is $1650 (compared to the Ohlins for $760 delivered).

Might just do the front springs and oil first and see what the difference is and then think about the Ohlins.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:49 AM   #72
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me likes this photo............................................. .....Ride Report Here

if its only gonna take Hyperpro front springs, with a Hyperpro rear shock, to get my bike to do this.

then me thinks its money well spent.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:21 PM   #73
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Question frt suspension

I understand that many of you wanted to alter your front suspension. I would like to pursue altering the frt height (I'm 6' 1 1/2") and as I ride it feels like the bike is angled rear-to-frt. There is aprox 1in 4/64 of tube above the clamp. So what happens to the handling if I raise the clamp. Nothing in the owners manual about the tube height. I'm a newbe oh yea I weigh 225lbs. I see some have changed using risers, I have ABS and am not sure of my cable length allowance.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:24 PM   #74
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revalving the xc front forks

i've been playing with the front fork valving on my xc and have found there is a lot of potential with these forks (yes, i know it supposedly can't be done but by machining my own parts i can now make changes to valving/shims).

i've found the compression side really does nothing until you get through most of the travel. the rebound side has the control of both rebound & compression but the adjustment screw only affects rebound. by modifying the compression side i've found a lot more control throughout the range as well as the ability to have meaningful adjustments.

as i continue to test out the settings i will post my findings.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:42 PM   #75
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and we wait with baited breath.........

and orders and money.
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