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Old 04-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #346
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I'm going to do some sag measurements tonight or tomorrow before taking the forks off for next week.

I think I've also found a suspension shop that will do the revalve/spacer work. This project is cheap enough, that I think I'm just going to get it done right. A lot of the shops I've called weren't interested in working on it. Has anyone used a shop on the East Coast yet?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:16 AM   #347
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Any ideas on a fork seal driver to purchase? I've poked around on line a little. I've never used one before, so not sure if any have benefits or are seat the seal better...
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #348
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They are silly expensive, I just made my own on the lathe - if you can't do that go to the hardware store and find a piece of PVC that fits nice, and cut it in half so you can use it to drive the seal in.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:24 AM   #349
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They are silly expensive, I just made my own on the lathe - if you can't do that go to the hardware store and find a piece of PVC that fits nice, and cut it in half so you can use it to drive the seal in.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #350
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Couple of ways to do it. A heat gun helps to make it easier to remove and install.

A thread about PVC vs using an old fork seal.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=526017&page=2
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #351
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Ended up getting a 1 1/4" piece of PVC. Need to saw it in half to confirm it will work, but looks good.

Forks are off and at the machine shop!

Also, there is an inmate that PMd me by the name sailer. He bent his forks bad enough to need to be replaced. I told him it may be possible to put in a set of RXV shivers, however, the length will need a spacer, and he would need to swap his fork bottoms over from the BMW tubes to the Aprilia ones and still get them machined. Does this sound like it would work? I was going to see how hard it was to take off my Husky fork bottoms tomorrow night. Looks like a couple set screws and then a good bit of freezing and heating to get the feet off the pressed in tube.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:32 PM   #352
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Here is his WTB if anyone has gone and put WPs on and has the old fork tubes laying around.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...6#post21141006
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:49 AM   #353
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Ended up getting a 1 1/4" piece of PVC. Need to saw it in half to confirm it will work, but looks good.

Forks are off and at the machine shop!

Also, there is an inmate that PMd me by the name sailer. He bent his forks bad enough to need to be replaced. I told him it may be possible to put in a set of RXV shivers, however, the length will need a spacer, and he would need to swap his fork bottoms over from the BMW tubes to the Aprilia ones and still get them machined. Does this sound like it would work? I was going to see how hard it was to take off my Husky fork bottoms tomorrow night. Looks like a couple set screws and then a good bit of freezing and heating to get the feet off the pressed in tube.
He was going to use the uppers I have from the swap (Aprilia RXV) but they are too short by about an inch, so I think the overall ride height would be significantly lower. If the length of the uppers was correct, all that would need to be done is to swap the entire lower end from the Bimmer into the Aprilia uppers and retain the BMW damper.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:47 AM   #354
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Yeah, I remember reading in this thread that there was a problem with that. I think that using the Aprilia forks as a complete set and then swapping over machined BMW bottom feet would work. But I think that getting off the feet is going to be difficult. Mostly because you have to hold the lower without damaging it (very easy to do) to get the feet off. He could also just go the single caliper route....
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:51 AM   #355
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Shiver Swap/BMW Porn

A little eye candy.... still need to find a carbon exhaust to really make it look good.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:44 AM   #356
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A little eye candy.... still need to find a carbon exhaust to really make it look good.

Nice! Leo Vince makes a nice one.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #357
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Any recommendations on springs?

I currently have the OEM springs, the springs that came with the Shiver forks, and a set of Wilbers progressive springs....

I am about 170 lbs, but the stock springs were far too soft... Would it be worth ordering a new set, or trust judgement of the suspension shop doing re-valve?
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #358
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With the RXV there are soft & stiff springs. The set I got had tge stiffer springs. .50 and they worked great. I weigh 185.

Springs get you in the right SAG. As long as you are in the right sag you are good to go.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #359
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He was going to use the uppers I have from the swap (Aprilia RXV) but they are too short by about an inch, so I think the overall ride height would be significantly lower. If the length of the uppers was correct, all that would need to be done is to swap the entire lower end from the Bimmer into the Aprilia uppers and retain the BMW damper.
There is no problem with the shiver upper/BMW lower combo. Ride height and suspension travel remains the same. The tubes will not overlap as much as the original ones, but still a bit more than the shiver forks. I have run this setup for one season and I would recomend it if the original tubes are damaged and you get the shiver tubes for free.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #360
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With the RXV there are soft & stiff springs. The set I got had tge stiffer springs. .50 and they worked great. I weigh 185.

Springs get you in the right SAG. As long as you are in the right sag you are good to go.
Any idea how to tell difference between the soft/stiffer springs? I'm not sure what I have.
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