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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2015, 08:42:33 am »
if i recall correctly i got an upgraded spring from procycle,
here's a nice tuturial: http://www.procycle.us/info/guides/dr650/shock-build.html

Thanks D, but working on shocks is like the dark arts or voodoo to me. This is one job I would rather give to the professionals.
 

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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2015, 10:47:11 am »
If I send you the DR650 rear shock, will you be able to supply the correct spring and valve it accordingly?

If yes, the cost via PM will be appreciated.👍


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Can you let me know as well please?

I weigh around 125kg's and place considerable sag on the rear shock. I am not into hard core riding anymore, but I would like a (much) stiffer rear spring to compensate for my bulk ;D

You should get a stiffer spring for the rear shock. Ideally also re - valve the damper.
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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2015, 10:59:03 am »
If I send you the DR650 rear shock, will you be able to supply the correct spring and valve it accordingly?

If yes, the cost via PM will be appreciated.


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Can you let me know as well please?

I weigh around 125kg's and place considerable sag on the rear shock. I am not into hard core riding anymore, but I would like a (much) stiffer rear spring to compensate for my bulk ;D

Hey Superfoxi, I'm also very interested in the cost of revalving the shock and the forks. Especially to improve rebound damping (a very weak point with the DR). Please PM to me as well or post approximate prices here.

« Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 11:02:55 am by Alphat »
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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2015, 11:08:22 am »
I wouldn't recommend using higher viscosity oil in a modern bike shock - rather use the correct 2.5W oil and re-valve the shock to give it more damping. I am using a 8.3KG/mm spring (100kg rider+ luggage for Angola trip) with re-valved shock. Works very well.
I didn't like those flimsy front forks too much and transplanted a set of WP48mm forks and triple clamps. Also had to re-valve, shorten and re-spring the forks. Feels like a real motorbike now. :ricky:

Hey Superfoxi, Ja, I agree this is definitely not the best way to do things but it gives pretty good results and very good bang for your bucks. I do want to upgrade the pretty basic stock forks when a suitable set comes along and revalve the shock (please send me the approximate cost for this too).

Out of interest, why wouldn't you use higher viscosity oil in a modern shock?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 11:10:06 am by Alphat »
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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2015, 12:26:38 pm »
If I send you the DR650 rear shock, will you be able to supply the correct spring and valve it accordingly?

If yes, the cost via PM will be appreciated.👍


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Can you let me know as well please?

I weigh around 125kg's and place considerable sag on the rear shock. I am not into hard core riding anymore, but I would like a (much) stiffer rear spring to compensate for my bulk ;D

You should get a stiffer spring for the rear shock. Ideally also re - valve the damper.

Thanks LeCap - ja, I should stop pimping the bike for a while and make the real important upgrades :thumleft:
 

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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2015, 06:46:56 am »
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Please remember to PM myself, Kykdaar and Alphat the estimate for the rear shock's revalving and spring upgrade. 👍


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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2015, 10:07:27 am »
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Please remember to PM myself, Kykdaar and Alphat the estimate for the rear shock's revalving and spring upgrade. 👍


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Yes, I will PM you on the weekend. Having a hectic week at work and no time for anything else at the moment...
 

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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2015, 12:58:46 pm »
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Please remember to PM myself, Kykdaar and Alphat the estimate for the rear shock's revalving and spring upgrade. 👍


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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2015, 09:17:20 pm »
I'm trying to find an early 90's  KTM (Pre PDS)shock for my DR

I have three of those older non - PDS shocks. But they are all too short  :(
what length are they?


Sorry, only saw your post now...
They are 386mm and 390mm long and look like new.
 

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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2015, 09:28:50 pm »
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Please remember to PM myself, Kykdaar and Alphat the estimate for the rear shock's revalving and spring upgrade. 👍


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PM's sent...
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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2015, 09:36:30 pm »
Got it thanks :thumleft:
 

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Re: DR650 Suspension Set-Up - Highly Recommended Mods
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2015, 09:38:54 pm »
Replied to my PM.


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