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Old 03-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #286
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The easiest to find is from an aprilia RXV.

I think there are others that work but you don't want one with less travel than oem.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #287
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And you want ones with comp and rebound on each leg, rather than individually.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #288
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As long as the Shiver 45 forks have more travel than the stock BMW forks you can shorten them to match the F800GS stock travel and length as long s you know the diference.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #289
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Do it! Pm me if you have questions!
Will do! I've sent a few pms to aprilia forum members... we'l see if I get any hits. My only fear at this point is finding a good suspension shop in the GA, SC, or NC states somewhere. I'll start working on that. I'd like to have a fairly fast turn around once I do the machining so I'm not off the bike too long.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #290
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I've also reread the thread again and think I know everything to do. Is there any way to find out a standard valve to use with the stock rxv springs and then the stiffer springs? That might mean people in the future don't need to go to a suspension shop? I'm still pretty limited in my motorcycle suspension theory.. But this thread is making me learn a lot! If the F800GS feels half as good as the trail bike I'll be pumped!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #291
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All I did was rebuild the OEM Fork with the aprilia RXV internals with 10WT oil. No change to valving or the spring, all straight from the RXV. It will do until the end of the season when I'll probably ship it off to get professionally valved and sprung. The difference is amazing already.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:26 AM   #292
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Oh awesome! I totally missed that. That makes it so much faster for me to do this then.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #293
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And you DID NOT do a spacer right? Did you lower the forks in the clamps then?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:28 AM   #294
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And you DID NOT do a spacer right? Did you lower the forks in the clamps then?
I didn't make a spacer. Would have been easy to add, but just decided to try it without and left the clamps at the normal height. Front end seems a tad higher so I might drop them .5" or so.
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So will any Shiver Marzocchi 45mm forks work on this?

There are a set on ebay I was thinking about buying, but not sure... there has been a lot of info thrown out, so it's a little confusing
If they are the same ones I'm looking at they are probably pretty close to you. I think I had to dig a little but the seller looks to be in Yuma AZ. Shipping to you will probably not be that bad. I'm hoping to find something a lot closer to SC to save on the shipping... Good luck!
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I didn't make a spacer. Would have been easy to add, but just decided to try it without and left the clamps at the normal height. Front end seems a tad higher so I might drop them .5" or so.
Ok, very cool! This is starting to look so easy! Now we need to come up with a cheap option for the rear! If I save enough on the front though, I might just try to sneak in on the group buy for the rear.

Can you tell my first bike was a KLR?
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You can buy a spacer from moose racing. They come in 2" length so you just cut it in half.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:19 PM   #298
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So tell me if these would work.... I'm a bit confused and don't know if they will match up.

The forks I'm looking at are:

-12inch travel
-total fork length of 36"
- upper fork diameter 53mm
-lower fork 58mm
-45mm fork tube
-rebound/compression/air bleed screw on both

Just wanna confirm this is close to RXV forks and will work
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:05 AM   #299
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Sounds fine. Pm me a link?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:14 AM   #300
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If I had to do it now I'd try the YZ450F forks. Don't remember what year is a 46mm. Maybe 2001? A 46 would fit into our fork tubes and work according to the people I have talked to.

You'd have to find a set in decent shape. Prolly doesn't even matter if they are bent because normally the fork tubes bend and the internals are still straight. I had a set that I got off ebay for $125. I was planning to use those before I found the ones on AF-1 for cheap.
Gangplank, you made this statement back on like page 8 or 9. But you didn't state a reason. Was it merely cost that you went with the Shiver? I think later on you mentioned that you were still thinking about trying the YZ even after the shiver swap. Just wondering your reasons....
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