SRC brace installed



20 replies to this topic
  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 01, 2002 - 06:21 PM

#1

Well after taking about 2 hours to install the thing and change fork fluid again, it is done!

Just from jumping on the pegs in the garage if feels like a tank on viagra up front! Much better like the Inverted forks. Hopefully I get a trail ride out Thursday before work again. I am hoping this keeps the front end from washing out so much on the trails and easier to ride the xr6 in the muddy, sloppy trails.

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted April 01, 2002 - 06:50 PM

#2

There is a group of us going out Thursday to Brown's Camp, well just two for sure, maybe five. Have you checked out http://groups.yahoo....p/nwmotoriders/
yet? We often hook up here for a ride or two. In fact there is another guy named Matt from Portland that rides an XR600R dual sport.

  • Ed_Buratti

Posted April 02, 2002 - 02:45 AM

#3

Good luck with the brace. I have one on my XRL650 and I love it. It doesn't completely stop the front end from tucking under, but it makes a huge difference. I'm afraid to even try and ride without the brace now...

  • mr660

Posted April 03, 2002 - 02:32 PM

#4

I agree, I have one on my XR and it did tighten up the front end! Here is a funny story: I had Pro-Action Susp. put the SRC brace on my forks when i dropped off my bike to get the forks and shock rebuilt. I went to pick up the bike at their shop and i am pumped up and ready to tear off and try out my new suspension. I get home and my buddies are waiting, we take off the bike is hooking up like glue when i flew over about a 3ft swoop and bottomed out the forks. OL **** !!! They did not grind out the front fender which in turn shoved the brace straight into the front tire. After i picked my ass up off the ground i was absolutly blown away when i saw what the hell happened! I called them up and ripped them a new ass then called Wade Summers and keyed him in on what the idiots did, he also was blown away. The bitch of all this is that i took my bike to the main headquaters in Alaquipa PA and delt directly with Mr Quay!! Live and learn that was the last time i ever let someone else work on my bike!!

  • hourout

Posted April 03, 2002 - 04:13 PM

#5

love the fork brace on my 01 650r. can't remember what it was like to ride without it. defenet plus in rock gardens and rutted mudholes.

01 xr 650r
uncorked
e series
wer stering damp
src brace and kiwi case saver and hand gards
devol disk guard
ims 3.4 tank
moose air filter
zipty racing hotstart
ico pro computer

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 03, 2002 - 05:50 PM

#6

Yes, the fender is trimmed! I have read the stories. Not an easy job to do.

I rode the bike down the street today for a test ride to make sure everything is working. There is a lot less stichion (sp?) on the initial travel of the forks. The ride is a lot smoother. I also notice in a few corners how much better the bike turns! I am really pumped up! I cannot wait until the trails this saturday!

I am hoping that at least I can keep the front end under the bike now.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 05, 2002 - 05:48 PM

#7

Why didnt I install one sooner?!!!!!

Oh my! yeah, what ruts?!!! Very nice. It felt like a 250cr on the trails today. I was easily out running my friend on his KDX today on the trails.

Bad news, the supercrapp finally broke at the mounting point. It is toast! done! gone. Do NOT buy a supertrapp or other system like it. They dont fit good on the xr600s and are loud and pack with mud and are garbage.

  • Terrain Rider 4z

Posted April 05, 2002 - 07:14 PM

#8

Following that, anyone want to buy a SuperTrapp in good conditions for an XR600R??? I agree they are too loud, love the cheap Hot Tip with the stock pipe. I just got done with three days of riding Jones Creek and Brown's Camp and the power it makes is much better. This thing is only 1.2dB louder than stock, so you can actually hear the intake over the exhaust, it's weird. Looking at the SRC brace and think it will be a future purchase. Ryan

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 06, 2002 - 06:27 AM

#9

Browns camp would be a different ride with a fork brace for sure! I went there last year and the ruts just kicked my butt! i was over the bar so many times!

Maybe the groomed the trails now?

Anyhow, anyone need spare parts for a supercrapp? I believe it is actually made by FMF (which may be the whole issue) but still a 4" exhaust does not fit behind the Xr600s wide rear tire.

  • Brian_Heath

Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:44 PM

#10

You guys are a crack up. It is funny. All of us have about the same mentality. Hey I got a question... Can you put the brace on an XR 600 and the neoprene booties? How about with the slider guards and the booties? How much fender shaving? Do you need a fender brace?

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  • Brian_Heath

Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:49 PM

#11

Hey also, Where at in Oregon are you Matt. I'm going to head up there this summer. My brother lives near Eureka CA. But those dunes in Florence? looked like a lot of fun.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 08, 2002 - 07:26 PM

#12

Corvallis

I have a lot of friends that go ride the dunes, but I have not been out there.

  • mr660

Posted April 08, 2002 - 08:37 PM

#13

Brian,
I have the neoprene fork boots, the SRC brace and the slide protectors all on my bike. I had to grind the fender clear down to horizontal portion of it where the bolts go thru to mount it to the lower triple clamp. The down side is that the fender is weakened. I bought the fender brace from summer's but have not install it. The fender has been twisted in all different directions to the extreme and it has not yet cracked! these are a definate needed addition to the XR's!!!!

  • Brian_Heath

Posted April 09, 2002 - 12:39 PM

#14

Thanks! Yea I want to get the handleing down before I go for more power. How did you run the neoprene boots? The brace with the squeeges are a pretty tight fit aren't they? Do you go over the top of the little rubber squeeges? From what everyone says this brace must be awesome.

  • mr660

Posted April 10, 2002 - 01:53 AM

#15

Brian,
I took the forks out of the triple clamps and slid the squeeges on first. Make sure that the squeeges are a snug fit over the fork tubes because the first set i got were a little loose so i sent them back and got new ones and they fit snug. then slip the the neoprene boots over the squeeges and the fork brace pinches together over top of the squeege and the neoprene, on the other end just snug two zip ties down on the neoprene.

  • Brian_Heath

Posted April 10, 2002 - 02:03 PM

#16

Thanks, I can picture it now. And they are definitely worth it huh? It would be sweet if that thing really did work.

  • Brian_Heath

Posted April 10, 2002 - 02:07 PM

#17

And I don't have a manual. What is the torque on the top pinch bolts for the triple clamps? Oh and for the bottom's also?

  • RedThunder

Posted April 10, 2002 - 02:40 PM

#18

Reguarding the exhaust issue.....I had an E-Series on my XR600 for about a year and a half. Then I was convinced I needed a Big Gun......after using the Big Gun for a while, I can't say enough good things about my E-Series......I kicked myself in the ass for getting rid of it.

[ April 10, 2002: Message edited by: RedThunder ]

  • mr660

Posted April 10, 2002 - 10:21 PM

#19

brian,
the torque specs are i believe 28nm's on the pinch bolts. You don't want to wrench down to much on them r/t you could distort the fork tubes.

  • Brian_Heath

Posted April 11, 2002 - 02:30 PM

#20

Is that FMF a good pipe? Same as E-series? quiet?





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