XR600R Suspension



No replies to this topic
  • caffd01

Posted January 08, 2002 - 05:57 PM

#1

I know the XR's soft suspension has been talked about before but here is another question. I have a 96 XR600 that gave the supermotard treatment (17' wheels, etc) and ride most of the time on the road. My biggest problem is the front end dive under braking. I installed a fork brace which has reduced the twisting of the forks.

I'm about 6'6" 240 without gear.
I went to the Race Tech site and the recommended fork spring rate was 0.482 kg/mm. The recommended shock spring rate was 11.500 kg/mm.

Now the questions. Anyone make heavier spring mods? Was it worth it. Also, Iv'e thought about a more exotic fix. Anyone try swapping a set of forks from a CR500? I've heard there is minimal tweaking involved?

Suggestions? (In addition to "move away from the buffet table.")

Thanks
Don





Related Content

Forums
Photo

2015 XR650L Squeaking noise by Crayjay


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 3 replies
Forums
Photo
Supercross

Supercross Preview 2017 Part 1: Championship Contenders by Chris Cooksey


Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  148 replies
Forums
Photo

ignitech programmable XR650L CDI by brianhare


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • Hot  60 replies
Forums
Photo

Post Apocalypse, ThumperTalk style! by Justin Pearson


Dirt Bike   General Dirt Bike Forums   General Dirt Bike Discussion
  • Hot  35 replies
Forums
Photo

Engine Loping/Sputtering by tcaldwell


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR600/650
  • 2 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.