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Old 07-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #8476
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Talking Hello Everyone...

Hey everyone. I've been lurking around on here for a while now and I finally have something I can post about. YIPPY!!! I just bought an '85 xr600r and she's beautiful. I had a question as far as what tires I should go with. There's a lot of options for dual sporting. I do a little more street riding than off-road riding right now but I would like that to change and ill start riding off road a little more often. So if anyone has comments as far as a good 50/50 tire, It would be much appreciated. Heres a pic of my bike as I bought it... By the way... Only paid $900 for it and it runs like a dream!


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Old 07-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #8477
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Thank you sir!
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #8478
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New XR600R owner here.

What's USD?

Is it contagious?

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #8479
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USD is for UpSideDown forks. Grafting updated suspenders to the XR has been proven contagious on many occasions.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #8480
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New XR600R owner here.

What's USD?

Is it contagious?

mwah, better be careful not to catch any crankbugs..

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #8481
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New XR600R owner here.

What's USD?

Is it contagious?


It most certainly is contagious.

Unidentifiable sexual disease.















Up side down forks.























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Old 07-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #8482
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Hey Nikolic...what rims did ya use for the sumo set up?
Monster 620 front (3.5') and GSXF750 back (3.5')
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #8483
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Do you guys replace your forks when the OEM ones go bad, or "just because"?

Is there a significant difference?

One thing I noticed on mine is that the brakes aren't quite as "grabby" as I'd like.

Maybe it's due for some new pads.. I haven't checked, frankly.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #8484
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Do you guys replace your forks when the OEM ones go bad, or "just because"?

Is there a significant difference?

One thing I noticed on mine is that the brakes aren't quite as "grabby" as I'd like.

Maybe it's due for some new pads.. I haven't checked, frankly.
I like Galfer brake pads. Don't skimp , you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #8485
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The brakes don't work well because they are on an 88. The new stuff just works a lot better. Same with the suspension. I just ordered the complete Emig package for my 87. Triples, stem, 450 fork legs revalved for my 240lbs plus he makes an axle that will let me use my stock wheel and speedo. Don't ask what it cost but its sweet stuff.
http://www.emigracing.com/

Any suggestions for a rear shock? Whatever I do it will need to be resprung. What fits or should I just rebuild the old shock?
Suggestions are appreciated
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #8486
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Joexr is right on buying good pads they will make a difference. Changing the fluid might help too.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #8487
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Wout did you buy that bike from a guy named Don near St Helens?
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #8488
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Wout did you buy that bike from a guy named Don near St Helens?
Nope. Gerry from Eagle Creek.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #8489
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usd swap thread

heres my conversion...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774934

budget thanks to steves awesome help...

unfortunately I havent managed to sell my upgraded cartridge conventional forks or the excel wheel I had built to match...but if I did Id make money off the conversion...

I tried conventional cartridge forks off 91 and up year xr6(same as xrl forks) and while the difference in damping and rebound is significant and better...the issue I still had was tweaking and twisting of these spaghuetti forks...and I got tired of it even after installing and selling an RSW brace

so go usd...and have a blast

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:55 PM   #8490
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It most certainly is contagious.

Unidentifiable sexual disease.
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