User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 55

Thread: Improving the front end

  1. #1
    Sean
    has no status.
    P Plate Sean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    173
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default



    As a first stage in improving your forks, the progressive springs should be removed and replaced with linear rate springs. " This reduces the dive under braking, meaning the bike doesn’t pitch forward so much and it
    remains more stable when the brakes are used hard. The forks are also less likely to bottom-out, all of which improves wheel control and hence grip, plus stability. It’s not expensive, either, with a pair of Ohlins springs costing around Ł68 a pair. On many bikes, such as Honda’s FireBlade and SP-1 or Suzuki’s GSX-R600, fitting them is easy, too, and well within
    the scope of the home mechanic, though on others, such as the R1 and GSX-R1000, Brendish describes it as " a pig of a job! "

    This already makes a big improvement, which is noticeable on the road and which many riders say transforms their bikes on track days. But there’s more which can be done.

    Stage two is to change the original 5W damping oil for a heavier 10W oil (these ratings apply to specialist fork oil). According to Brendish, this is effective on a lot of road bikes, especially the R1, but it’s not that easy on inverted forks, which have to be removed and then turned upside-down so the old oil can be pumped out. It should then be replenished to
    the recommended level.

    " With the linear springs, this will bring the damping adjusters back to the middle of their range, " said Brendish. " Otherwise, a lot of riders find with the 5W oil they have the adjusters wound up fully, right on the limit of their damping for the forks to work properly. "

    The damping action can be improved further using revalving kits. The damping works by an internal piston forcing oil through a stack of shims at each end of the fork. Ohlins produces kits to replace the pistons and shim stacks with more finely-machined and calibrated ones. The firm won’t sell the kits on their own in the UK because fitting them is such a specialist job – the potential for damaging the forks is considerable. But the cost is still not excessive.

    Take your forks to an official Ohlins centre and for most superbikes the cost is around Ł350 (with a two-day turnaround time), though R1s and R6s cost around Ł400 as they also need to have a rebound piston holder fitted.

    The pistons used are the same as those fitted to the 1997 Ohlins superbike racing forks, while the shim stacks are carefully calibrated by Ohlins technicians. You’ll then have forks identical to many used on the current Superstock race bikes, which means front-end control and grip is transformed.


    Rides
    1. 1999-2001 aprilia RS250
    2. 2000-2002 Hexagon
    3. 2001-2002 Suzuki TL1000R
    4. 2002-2005 Yamaha YZF R1
    5. 2005-Present SYM Magic

  2. #2
    RobVanDam
    has no status.
    TeePee RobVanDam's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Changi Airport
    Posts
    1,844
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Take your forks to an official Ohlins centre and for most superbikes the cost is around Ł350 (with a two-day turnaround time), though R1s and R6s cost around Ł400 as they also need to have a rebound piston holder fitted.
    Good article dude. But just too bad we do not have an Ohlins centre in s'pore. Only in Britain, where the Britons have a wide variety of parts and parts centre to choose from.

     

     
  3. #3
    Dee Kay
    Dee Kay
    has no status.
    Edit
    Guest

    Default

    Hi all,

    Actually they've got a shop in Singapore that stocks Ohlins stuff. Can't remember the name but its just 2 to 3 shops away from the Ducati showroom at Lavender. Don't expect premium stuff to be cheap though..

    Dees

  4. #4
    BoBOKik
    BoBOKik
    has no status.
    Edit
    Guest

    Default

    Hi all,

    Actually they've got a shop in Singapore that stocks Ohlins stuff. Can't remember the name but its just 2 to 3 shops away from the Ducati showroom at Lavender. Don't expect premium stuff to be cheap though..

    Dees
    its Sporting Motor

  5. #5
    RobVanDam
    has no status.
    TeePee RobVanDam's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Changi Airport
    Posts
    1,844
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    yup. it is sporting motorcycles.

  6. #6
    kata_killer
    has no status.
    SBF Lacer kata_killer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    West Area
    Posts
    6,268
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Anyone know d extact location? CAn provide Tel no. plus map so tat other bikers can go down to see easily...
    Honda NSR 150 SP - FT4977D (June 01 - March 03)
    Honda CBR 400 RR- FL2119U (Dec 02 - Jan 04)
    Honda CBR 929 RR - FS4382A (Feb 04 - Dec 04)
    Susuki Hayabusa 1300- FX9524Z (April 05 - Oct 05)
    Susuki Bandit400- FL3540D (Mar 03 - Dec 05)
    Honda Super 4 Spec 3 - FZ9528C (Dec 05 - Jan 07)
    Honda Walve125S - FW8025J (Aug 06 - June 07)
    Yamaha Spark135 LE - FBB4..7C (March 07 - ???)

  7. #7
    Andy
    is gonna be at SBF Anniversary 2013 @ Scape!
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Behind you. I'm watching you...
    Posts
    7,241
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Anyone know d extact location? CAn provide Tel no. plus map so tat other bikers can go down to see easily...
    sportings is just opp the classic motorcycles, diagonally across the eminem plaza/lavendar foodcourt.
    Your best friend in forum :: Search ::

  8. #8
    R11S
    has no status.
    Class 2B R11S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    216
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    sportings is just opp the classic motorcycles, diagonally across the eminem plaza/lavendar foodcourt.

    whoaa 2yrs nvr been there since my R1 RIP........anyparts for africatwin or not......hehee

  9. #9
    Andy
    is gonna be at SBF Anniversary 2013 @ Scape!
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Behind you. I'm watching you...
    Posts
    7,241
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ring ring? 6396 0230
    Your best friend in forum :: Search ::

  10. #10
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    can XR2 spring changed 2 linear as mentiond above???oso if change oil can improve the performance of front fork???
    hw do i improve the front forks as i find they tend 2 dip 2 easily when i use front brake...
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  11. #11
    Andy
    is gonna be at SBF Anniversary 2013 @ Scape!
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Behind you. I'm watching you...
    Posts
    7,241
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    can XR2 spring changed 2 linear as mentiond above???oso if change oil can improve the performance of front fork???
    hw do i improve the front forks as i find they tend 2 dip 2 easily when i use front brake...
    david from teck thye did up dawn's XR2 for both front and rear, excellent setup.

    You may wish to consult him for a front susp rebuilt.
    Your best friend in forum :: Search ::

     

     
  12. #12
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    david from teck thye did up dawn's XR2 for both front and rear, excellent setup.

    You may wish to consult him for a front susp rebuilt.
    o...the suspension wont feel so soggy after dat???
    ard hw much did she spend har???
    and can giv mi the addy n tel. no so i can call up n enquire??? thx andy!!
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  13. #13
    Cool79
    has no status.
    TeePee Cool79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    2,608
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default



    david from teck thye did up dawn's XR2 for both front and rear, excellent setup.

    You may wish to consult him for a front susp rebuilt.
    i went to david le...
    i rebuilt my front n rear shock
    f up
    super soft
    sigh...
    spend 1k there.....

  14. #14
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default



    i went to david le...
    i rebuilt my front n rear shock
    f up
    super soft
    sigh...
    spend 1k there.....
    huh????u sure????
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  15. #15
    Andy
    is gonna be at SBF Anniversary 2013 @ Scape!
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Behind you. I'm watching you...
    Posts
    7,241
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default



    i went to david le...
    i rebuilt my front n rear shock
    f up
    super soft
    sigh...
    spend 1k there.....
    did u feedback to him?
    Your best friend in forum :: Search ::

  16. #16
    FireSpitter
    FireSpitter
    has no status.
    Edit
    Guest

    Default



    sportings is just opp the classic motorcycles, diagonally across the eminem plaza/lavendar foodcourt.
    Brudder...Brudder...

    EMINENT lah... not EMINEM (Real Slim Shady?)

  17. #17
    FireSpitter
    FireSpitter
    has no status.
    Edit
    Guest

    Default



    did u feedback to him?
    David of TT is quite responsive to feedback. If not happy with the results, have a nice talk with him and get him to settle it till you're happy.

  18. #18
    Andy
    is gonna be at SBF Anniversary 2013 @ Scape!
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Behind you. I'm watching you...
    Posts
    7,241
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default



    Brudder...Brudder...

    EMINENT lah... not EMINEM (Real Slim Shady?)
    too much of rap aint good! I think i shall listen to more classicals.
    Your best friend in forum :: Search ::

  19. #19
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    so wheres this david's shop n got ani number i can ring???
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  20. #20
    Andy
    is gonna be at SBF Anniversary 2013 @ Scape!
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Behind you. I'm watching you...
    Posts
    7,241
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    David Ong Thian Poh (Teck Thye)
    12 Braddell Road Singapore 359900
    Tel: 62803138
    Fax: 62800342
    Your best friend in forum :: Search ::

  21. #21
    terri_one
    has no status.
    SBF Fazers
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    344
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    you can find articles on the internet on improving XR200 suspension without spending a bomb. Do a search.
    XR650L SM
    KTM525 SM
    KTM250 SM
    CRF450 SM
    KTM450 SM
    CRF250 SM
    R1120GS SM
    Husky 510 SMR
    Harley VROD
    FMX650

     

     
  22. #22
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    David Ong Thian Poh (Teck Thye)
    12 Braddell Road Singapore 359900
    Tel: 62803138
    Fax: 62800342
    oki...thx!!!
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  23. #23
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    you can find articles on the internet on improving XR200 suspension without spending a bomb. Do a search.
    thx bro...wil search n c wat i can do...true though i do nt wish 2 spend a bomb on it...
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  24. #24
    stanboy
    has no status.
    SBF CB400s stanboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    4,559
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    rd up on some but dunno hw 2 do leh...sounds complicated...
    wheres my siggy?!?!

  25. #25
    BabyVTEC
    has no status.
    TeePee BabyVTEC's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    End of northeast line
    Posts
    1,579
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    the suspension is really funny one..hard to find 2 riders totally agree on a same setup..some may like it a bit harsh..some may not..even 2 person with excatly same riding style might not have same weight....even both with same weight might not have same riding position..so the set up might be mighty perfect for me..might not suit you.....LOL...its just like Rossi gives you his bike with setup according to his liking might be totally out for you....
    best way is to get some one set the SAG properly for you first then slowly play with the rebound and compression damping for those who have adjustable option....take time and patient of cos....best way is to find a route u ride everyday best is desserted....keke click a bit here and there everyday..feel the diff...
    find the best set up...dun think stock suspension will go so wrong that it throw u off ur bike....cos everymanufacturer r prepared to have suspension idiots like me....who will try things ard...lol

  26. #26
    Lucas
    has no status.
    TeePee Lucas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the Right Lane
    Posts
    2,380
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by BabyVTEC@Feb 24 2004, 01:12 AM
    the suspension is really funny one..hard to find 2 riders totally agree on a same setup..some may like it a bit harsh..some may not..even 2 person with excatly same riding style might not have same weight....even both with same weight might not have same riding position..so the set up might be mighty perfect for me..might not suit you.....LOL...its just like Rossi gives you his bike with setup according to his liking might be totally out for you....
    best way is to get some one set the SAG properly for you first then slowly play with the rebound and compression damping for those who have adjustable option....take time and patient of cos....best way is to find a route u ride everyday best is desserted....keke click a bit here and there everyday..feel the diff...
    find the best set up...dun think stock suspension will go so wrong that it throw u off ur bike....cos everymanufacturer r prepared to have suspension idiots like me....who will try things ard...lol
    That I agree with you... The suspension setup is very individual as it varies from rider to rider...

  27. #27
    NoLogicOne
    has no status.
    TeePee NoLogicOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Wrong Lines, Gravel Traps...
    Posts
    3,965
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I know this is a Suspension setup discussion, but could I ask something about tyres setup??? My bike has 2 choices of front tyres. 120/60-17 and 120/70-17 and only a single rear choice 180/55-17.

    Which front is a better choice??? And Why??? My research shows that /70 gives higher loading. Even nowadays, bikes like CBR600RR goes for /70 at the front. Only earlier model like the CBR600F4 uses /60 stock. How's that affect handling and feedback?? Is it more forgiving to mistakes made by the rider??? Does it makes the bike more easier to flick since /70 is slighter bigger in dia. compared to /60???

    Thanks for all points shared.

    flowers: 1979-2007 (Gilera Runner, Honda Varadero, Ducati 999, Yamaha 05 R6)
    #48 Shoya Tomizawa: 05 Sep 10
    LollyPop: 1983-2011
    #58 Marco Simoncelli, 20 January 1987 - 23 October 2011 Sepang GP

  28. #28
    slowrider
    has no status.
    Class 2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,327
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by NoLogicOne@Mar 29 2004, 11:16 PM
    I know this is a Suspension setup discussion, but could I ask something about tyres setup??? My bike has 2 choices of front tyres. 120/60-17 and 120/70-17 and only a single rear choice 180/55-17.

    Which front is a better choice??? And Why??? My research shows that /70 gives higher loading. Even nowadays, bikes like CBR600RR goes for /70 at the front. Only earlier model like the CBR600F4 uses /60 stock. How's that affect handling and feedback?? Is it more forgiving to mistakes made by the rider??? Does it makes the bike more easier to flick since /70 is slighter bigger in dia. compared to /60???

    Thanks for all points shared.
    If you are refering to the two types of front tires then with the rear of that size and profile you should settle for the /60 for the front.

    But the choice of front tire will affect the steering and handling of the bike more than the rear so this really boils down to individual perference.

    Eithier you want to have a more responsive front and steers lighter or a heavier front but with a more neutral or lesser response when you lean.

    Besides there are other aspects to consider even with the same /60 profile but different tyre brand. Some are more triangular while others are more rounded.

    If you had tried the different brand tires maybe you could settled in for a better choice.

  29. #29
    NoLogicOne
    has no status.
    TeePee NoLogicOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Wrong Lines, Gravel Traps...
    Posts
    3,965
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by slowrider@Mar 30 2004, 10:52 AM
    If you are refering to the two types of front tires then with the rear of that size and profile you should settle for the /60 for the front.

    But the choice of front tire will affect the steering and handling of the bike more than the rear so this really boils down to individual perference.

    Eithier you want to have a more responsive front and steers lighter or a heavier front but with a more neutral or lesser response when you lean.

    Besides there are other aspects to consider even with the same /60 profile but different tyre brand. Some are more triangular while others are more rounded.

    If you had tried the different brand tires maybe you could settled in for a better choice.
    Thanks. So which profile delivers the lighter and quicker steering??? /60 or /70?? I myself have generate a list of "tyres to buy". I will not use different set of tyres. Considering Dunlop D208ZR, Avon Azaro SP, Metzeler Sportec M-1, Me Z3/Z1 Racing, Roadtec Z6, Bridgestone BT014, BT56 or 57, Pirelli Dragon Corsa or Evo Corsa, Continental ContiForceMax or Michelin Pilot Sports/Road.

    All offers the /60 or /70 front, so I'm kindda mixed up right now......these tyres will be on a sports bike, not a sports touring. Feedback from the front is what I rate "most important". I have to know what the front tyre is doing when I ride.

    Or is there any articles I can read up to enhanced my selection???

    Thanks for all opinion and experiences shared!!!

    flowers: 1979-2007 (Gilera Runner, Honda Varadero, Ducati 999, Yamaha 05 R6)
    #48 Shoya Tomizawa: 05 Sep 10
    LollyPop: 1983-2011
    #58 Marco Simoncelli, 20 January 1987 - 23 October 2011 Sepang GP

  30. #30
    BuiEh
    has no status.
    L Plate BuiEh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Woodlands, Singapore
    Posts
    31
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by Sean@Jan 18 2003, 06:38 PM
    As a first stage in improving your forks, the progressive springs should be removed and replaced with linear rate springs. " This reduces the dive under braking, meaning the bike doesn’t pitch forward so much and it
    remains more stable when the brakes are used hard. The forks are also less likely to bottom-out, all of which improves wheel control and hence grip, plus stability. It’s not expensive, either, with a pair of Ohlins springs costing around Ł68 a pair. On many bikes, such as Honda’s FireBlade and SP-1 or Suzuki’s GSX-R600, fitting them is easy, too, and well within
    the scope of the home mechanic, though on others, such as the R1 and GSX-R1000, Brendish describes it as " a pig of a job! "

    This already makes a big improvement, which is noticeable on the road and which many riders say transforms their bikes on track days. But there’s more which can be done.

    Stage two is to change the original 5W damping oil for a heavier 10W oil (these ratings apply to specialist fork oil). According to Brendish, this is effective on a lot of road bikes, especially the R1, but it’s not that easy on inverted forks, which have to be removed and then turned upside-down so the old oil can be pumped out. It should then be replenished to
    the recommended level.

    " With the linear springs, this will bring the damping adjusters back to the middle of their range, " said Brendish. " Otherwise, a lot of riders find with the 5W oil they have the adjusters wound up fully, right on the limit of their damping for the forks to work properly. "

    The damping action can be improved further using revalving kits. The damping works by an internal piston forcing oil through a stack of shims at each end of the fork. Ohlins produces kits to replace the pistons and shim stacks with more finely-machined and calibrated ones. The firm won’t sell the kits on their own in the UK because fitting them is such a specialist job – the potential for damaging the forks is considerable. But the cost is still not excessive.

    Take your forks to an official Ohlins centre and for most superbikes the cost is around Ł350 (with a two-day turnaround time), though R1s and R6s cost around Ł400 as they also need to have a rebound piston holder fitted.

    The pistons used are the same as those fitted to the 1997 Ohlins superbike racing forks, while the shim stacks are carefully calibrated by Ohlins technicians. You’ll then have forks identical to many used on the current Superstock race bikes, which means front-end control and grip is transformed.
    Sorry, there is a few things that I need to clarify as Im really a newbie ..

    Can someone explain what is this:
    Forks
    Progressive Springs n Linear rate springs
    bottom-out
    ??
    Learn From The Past; Treasure The Present; Fight For The Future!

  31. #31
    chung
    has no status.
    Class 2 chung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Jurong East
    Posts
    844
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    How often do we typically service the front fork?
    What are the routine services include?
    Why are people who ride motorcycles called bikers and people who ride bikes called cyclists?

     

     
  32. #32
    Kira Yamato
    comeback to trash again
    Class 2 Kira Yamato's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    geylang
    Posts
    885
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by chung@Aug 1 2004, 09:01 AM
    How often do we typically service the front fork?
    What are the routine services include?
    GO TO BIKE LAB
    THEY WILL SOLVE UR PROBLEM
    Thrash2Limits

  33. #33
    Stan
    Stan
    has no status.
    Edit
    Guest

    Default

    Originally posted by thrash2limit@Aug 28 2004, 01:07 AM
    GO TO BIKE LAB
    THEY WILL SOLVE UR PROBLEM
    Why is the promotion this time even more Ex than last time??
    The last time only $325 for front and rear but now is $380... WOW...

  34. #34
    FunkyChicken
    miss his SilverWing
    TeePee FunkyChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    ~~@WesT SidE@~~
    Posts
    3,632
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    $380 for wad bike???? i service front fork from mezzo $160 liao gone. went bike lab, i muz say impressive workmanship, tools and friendly!! swee swee do ur bike with care and not rush to close shop.

    Previous Rides: RXK 135, S4 Project Big 1, S4 Vtec1, ST1100 Pan European, Cbr954, K7 600, FJR1300 ABS, SilverWing FJS 400.
    Current Rides: FIT 1.3 GF MoonRoof.

  35. #35
    dirt_man8
    has no status.
    Class 2B dirt_man8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sg
    Posts
    302
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Put super glue at front tire.
    Life is full of sh*t....just the same sh*t different place... WHAT A WHOLE LOAD OF BULLSHIT!

  36. #36
    spaiduhz
    is feeling rather meh
    TeePee spaiduhz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Taman Jurong
    Posts
    1,718
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    alright. how about rear end for older bikes?

    my rear suspension is more dead than alive. held up only by the external coil. in the event where i cant source a working replacement from a scrapyard... where can i have it rebuilt? Does the suzuki agent still hold stuff for the 15 year old GSX400R?
    Bajaj Pulsar 180 - UG3 (2007 - )
    Suzuki GSXR-400 (2008 - 2009)
    Piaggio Vespa GT 200L (2009 - 2011)
    Yamaha YBX 125 (2010 - )
    Yamaha FZ S1 '05 (2011 - )

  37. #37
    crecutshri
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    1
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I accept with information:This already makes a big improvement, which is noticeable on the road and which many riders say transforms their bikes on track days. But there�s more which can be done.
    Stage two is to change the original 5W damping oil for a heavier 10W oil (these ratings apply to specialist fork oil). According to Brendish, this is effective on a lot of road bikes, especially the R1, but it�s not that easy on inverted forks.
    _______________________
    Courtier conseil financement immobilier achat | Demande credit simulation plan de financement immobilier | Calcul pret projet financement immobilier travaux

  38. #38
    petrixx
    is meowing~
    P Plate petrixx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    northeast
    Posts
    62
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    an interesting motorcycle suspension set-up i found online that might help?

    http://www.gostar-racing.com/club/mo...0YOUR%20WEIGHT

  39. #39
    vladivostok
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    11
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    deleted post.

  40. #40
    vladivostok
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    11
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    deleted post.

  41. #41
    vladivostok
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    11
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    deleted post.

     

     
  42. #42
    waynetai
    has no status.
    P Plate
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    78
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    hi, how to correct a slanted/out of alignment fork?

  43. #43
    waynetai
    has no status.
    P Plate
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    78
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    my bro's sp doesn't track straight cos of it. full turn of the handlebars are different on either sides.

  44. #44
    waynetai
    has no status.
    P Plate
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    78
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    is it dangerous to keep the fork slanted?

  45. #45
    fmaorui
    has no status.
    P Plate
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    54
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    can any modifications be made for 2b forks?

  46. #46
    OFFICIAL
    is Back
    TeePee OFFICIAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    ^ there
    Posts
    2,047
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fmaorui View Post
    can any modifications be made for 2b forks?
    Depends on what you want to do? And also your budget, bigger the pocket the more you could do.
    But an advise i could give is to stick to what you have now and play with the setting up of the Fork. Grade and Amount of oil plays a big part in on-road bikes.

    So far i see a lot of brands of fork oil out there with a few grades in their product line.
    (Exp: Ipone's Fork Fluids = Grade 3 ~ 20 fully Synthetic, Motul's : Grade 2.5 ~ 20 and so on)

    So get a good Mech who knows what his saying and have enough experience on dealing with fork to do what you need. (Road Riding(Comfort & Smooth) and Track Riding(Harder & Responsive) needs totally Different Set-up, so don't fool around.)

    2 Cents Worth
    Point to Note for those who know me. I'll be back soon...

  47. #47
    OFFICIAL
    is Back
    TeePee OFFICIAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    ^ there
    Posts
    2,047
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by waynetai View Post
    is it dangerous to keep the fork slanted?
    Yes if it's due to an Accident. Unwanted accidental shifting of Fork angle will change Geometry and handling of bike. Stick to Factory set up unless you know what you are doing.
    If it's from an accident, get it replace or you might get into another accident, your life is worth so much more than that few hundred dollars.
    Point to Note for those who know me. I'll be back soon...

  48. #48
    aster
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stanboy View Post
    rd up on some but dunno hw 2 do leh...sounds complicated...
    No buddy, it isn't so complicated. Don't worry
    ----------------
    Enjoy the ride with 1984 xr 250

  49. #49
    aster
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Is there anyone who has tried 1985 honda xr350r as the first ride? I am owning but having some trouble as well so need some help

  50. #50
    aster
    has no status.
    L Plate
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8
    Feedback Score
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    if not? Anyone who has awareness about 1985 honda xr350r for sale? I am severely in need of it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •