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Old 03-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #16
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I'll make sure that you envy me even more after you see the pictures and story that's coming in about one to two months time.
The plan is to go through Marocco, Mauritenie, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Fasso to Ghana and then shipping the Adventure back by boot from Accra.
its official now, i hate you.

have a rockin trip CS!
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:08 PM   #17
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yes U need it, and I have one for sale

Yes, you need a 80-260, and I just happen to have one for sale.

$100 delivered any where in the lower 48.
I take paypal.

I used it briefly on my Duke II while I was roadracing (ended up using a 90-260 which I already sold), and I no longer race, or need it.
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Old 03-31-2005, 02:54 AM   #18
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Stobie, any line on who has the .50's? If I can find those, I will order them for the 950 and move the OEM .48's from the 950 to the 640.
You can't afford new springs mister, you are suposed to be saving up your $$ to buy Euros!
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:25 AM   #19
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I now have an 80/250 sat here waiting to go on.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:54 AM   #20
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Yes, you need a 80-260, and I just happen to have one for sale.

$100 delivered any where in the lower 48.
I take paypal.

I used it briefly on my Duke II while I was roadracing (ended up using a 90-260 which I already sold), and I no longer race, or need it.
oops... I should pay more attention. Since your in the Netherlands, visit/contact WP...
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:19 AM   #21
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Yes, you need a 80-260, and I just happen to have one for sale.

$100 delivered any where in the lower 48.
I take paypal.

I used it briefly on my Duke II while I was roadracing (ended up using a 90-260 which I already sold), and I no longer race, or need it.
80 front and 260 rear?
I might be interested once I verify what my 05 came with
it seems too soft

would you split the front/rear?
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:23 AM   #22
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80 front and 260 rear?
I might be interested once I verify what my 05 came with
it seems too soft

would you split the front/rear?
I think thats just a rear. 80-260 = 80 spring and 260mm length
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:28 AM   #23
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80 front and 260 rear?
I might be interested once I verify what my 05 came with
it seems too soft

would you split the front/rear?

80-260 is a rear only spring...

8.0 kg/mm springrate
260mm long
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:34 PM   #24
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Yes, you need a 80-260, and I just happen to have one for sale.

$100 delivered any where in the lower 48.
I take paypal.

I used it briefly on my Duke II while I was roadracing (ended up using a 90-260 which I already sold), and I no longer race, or need it.
Email sent.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:03 PM   #25
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The rear springs are actually for the PDS shock (but linear instead of progressive), so the ID is slightly larger (63mm v 59mm), but the length is the same, and fitment is no problem.
I think this is the first time I've quoted myself.

Anyway, 4mm makes a big difference. The 63mm ID of the PDS spring allows it to touch the shock reservoir. The options are to buy a WP, have Lowe's make a custom spring, or have a centering collar made that will center the spring.

Hey, Cugino Pegaso, you sell that 8.0/260 yet?
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:24 AM   #26
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Hey, how about some springs for us BIG boys? I weigh 285 down from 300 and the race tech guys don't even list anything CLOSE to my tonnage. And I got panniers too!

Anybody know any supension GURUS for big guys--- especially on the EAST COAST?
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Old 05-11-2005, 01:24 PM   #27
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The Spring Quest

Sourcing the springs from Lowe's Racing didn't work out as I expected. Fortunately, they are easy to do business with once you get hold of them, and the exchanges/returns were painless.

It turns out that the 4860 forks on the Adventure use 485mm long springs, while on the RFS bikes they are around 510mm, even though all the online applications lists I've looked at list the 510mm's as being for ALL 4860's. I didn't know this till I disassembled my forks. Brad is cutting down and grinding one of his longer sets to fit my forks, targetting the .48 to .50 range. There aren't enough preload spacers in there to be able to remove enough of them to run the longer springs without having way too much preload.

Brad mentioned that he was having a bunch of 485mm fork springs made in .48 kg/mm and .50 kg/mm rates for somebody on the West Coast. Anybody needing springs in these weights might want to give him a call. You heavier 950 guys may even want some .52's.

They can have made anything you want, I believe for $125-$150 per set of fork springs, or rear shock spring. The lead time could be the killer.

Yall be cool.
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:02 PM   #28
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I found the front end terribly soft on my 05 640. I replaced the stock springs with 0.48 springs and the change was dramatic. It lost the dive that the twin Disc exhibits. Don't get me wrong, it still dives, but not as much. It seems a better balance when ful of fuel as well.

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Old 05-11-2005, 06:36 PM   #29
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I went with a .50 in the front and it's awsome. For the rear I just don't remember and my bike is at home now. However I think it's a 8.0 somehting... It was done by Dick's racing in Citrus Heights 916-722-2373. I had him re-spring and re-valve the whole thing. I took my forks and shock and picked them up a week later.
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:27 PM   #30
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Hey, how about some springs for us BIG boys? I weigh 285 down from 300 and the race tech guys don't even list anything CLOSE to my tonnage. And I got panniers too!

Anybody know any supension GURUS for big guys--- especially on the EAST COAST?
http://cannonracecraft.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=124
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