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Old 01-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #1501
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I have a Seat Concepts seat listed in the Flea Market under Parts.

A great improvement over the stock seat ! ! !
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #1502
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I have a Seat Concepts seat listed in the Flea Market under Parts.

A great improvement over the stock seat ! ! !

Here's the link... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856007
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #1503
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What's the word on fork oil for the '96 and up bikes? I've searched and haven't found a lot of info. Looks like Honda calls for SS7, supposedly equivalent to 5wt. I weigh about 175lbs with gear and am probably best described as a novice. I'll be doing mostly rocky, rooted, nasty east coast woods riding. Would I be better off with 2.5wt? To further complicate things, I've read that not every manufacturer's 2.5 or 5wt is equivalent to others, so if you have experience with specific brands as well as weights, let me know. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #1504
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #1505
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What's the word on fork oil for the '96 and up bikes? I've searched and haven't found a lot of info. Looks like Honda calls for SS7, supposedly equivalent to 5wt. I weigh about 175lbs with gear and am probably best described as a novice. I'll be doing mostly rocky, rooted, nasty east coast woods riding. Would I be better off with 2.5wt? To further complicate things, I've read that not every manufacturer's 2.5 or 5wt is equivalent to others, so if you have experience with specific brands as well as weights, let me know. Thanks!
Use the stock oil IMHO or 5wt from a reputable aftermarket brand that you trust. If you were significantly heavier or lighter you might need to mess with oil weight and volume.

The main thing is to get cartridge fork oil, and change the dang stuff if it's old and dirty.

If you are a novice learning to ride trail (in other words going pretty slow, no offense), subtle differences in high quality fork oil weights won't make any difference to you.

Frankly, I would be looking for a custom valving for my forks long before fussing over difference between manufacturer's 5wt cartridge oils.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #1506
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What's the word on fork oil for the '96 and up bikes? I've searched and haven't found a lot of info. Looks like Honda calls for SS7, supposedly equivalent to 5wt. I weigh about 175lbs with gear and am probably best described as a novice. I'll be doing mostly rocky, rooted, nasty east coast woods riding. Would I be better off with 2.5wt? To further complicate things, I've read that not every manufacturer's 2.5 or 5wt is equivalent to others, so if you have experience with specific brands as well as weights, let me know. Thanks!
Good evening sir,

Check this out! There is a table that has the info you need.
http://www.peterverdone.com/wiki/ind...spension_Fluid
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #1507
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #1508
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I just picked up this bad boy, a 1995, this week. Haven't taken it off pavement yet. Yesterday took apart the carb, very very dirty, now it runs a thousand times better.

Smokes a lot though... I think a ring job is in its near future.

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #1509
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:36 AM   #1510
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So I raced in an a Enduro and my engine was cased in mud and the engine overheated scorching the full synthetic oil I had in the bike to the point it stunk. (see Below, Mud)






I would like to put a temp gauge on the bike but I do not want to spend the $40 on the dipstick gauge from XR's only. Does anyone have DIY fix for determining the temperature?





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Old 01-23-2013, 07:10 AM   #1511
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I would like to put a temp gauge on the bike but I do not want to spend the $40 on the dipstick gauge from XR's only. Does anyone have DIY fix for determining the temperature?





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Once it locks up , you will know it ran too hot. Wouldnt it be $40 well spent ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #1512
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Once it locks up , you will know it ran too hot. Wouldnt it be $40 well spent ?
I deserve that....... . I also ride a KLR so my question is still valid
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #1513
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I deserve that....... . I also ride a KLR so my question is still valid
In all seriousness , I think the mechanical temp gauge is the only option that I am aware of .You can buy and adapt an XR400 oil cooler , but thats more than your $40 spending limit . Some guys have welded fin extensions on , but that wont help much if its covered in mud. Cant say anything about the KLR .
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #1514
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Cleaned the carb (twice), rebuilt forks, fresh premium, new petcock... And the 250/300s a winner! not fun to cold start, but 1/2 kick when warm is all it needs

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #1515
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I would like to put a temp gauge on the bike but I do not want to spend the $40 on the dipstick gauge from XR's only. Does anyone have DIY fix for determining the temperature?
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Theres a thread somewhere where people drill out the stock fillercap/dipstick and glue in a digital meat-thermometer.

Something like this:

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