1984 Rm250 fork swap
Posted April 19, 2008 - 07:39 AM
If not is there a way to stiffen up the forks. Im gonna try heavier oil, but would there be anyone out that sells stiffer springs for a bike this old??
Which way would be more cost effective?
Thanks in advance.
Posted April 19, 2008 - 05:48 PM
its amazing how many years you can swap forks on, as long as you use the whole front-end, that '84 could stand to use some decent forks
If you get the entire front end (triple clamps and wheel), you can even install a front end that has a disk brake!
But if your only looking into firming things up, a Race Tech shop can respring and revalve those forks. And because it's so old, are you sure that it's just not needing a rebuild?
Also, treat that front end with care. The '84 RM-250 front end is considered to be the best that you can install on a vintage racer. Sell it as a package (wheel, brake, forks and triple clamps) and you could get as much as $250. I personally sold a set of forks and triple clamps on eBay a year ago for $150. But the brake has to go in the sale as it's specific to those forks.
Where are you located? ~ PM me if you want to sell the entire bike...