onekawboy, on 29 February 2012 - 08:12 PM, said:
yzstorkin you running a rekluse?
just read article in Dirt Rider in March issue they say any issues they had, Rekluse has worked out.
@ Jake kxf you re sprung it too? still ok on jumps .. be interested in other mods you have done ... looks like you have a nice place to ride there.
I had a look on Race Tech
site where they have a spring rate calculator and found my shock spring was correct for my weight, age and riding preference, but the fork springs were too hard. My one is an 06, and on that particular model the bike came from the factory unbalanced (fork spring weight ratio : shock spring weight ratio).
After a particulally tough rocky ride I had enough and took the bike to our local suspension guru. He removed the OEM
fork springs and tested them; they were all over the place. The one was quite a bit harder than the other and both were harder than what OEM was supposed to be. He fitted the correct weight springs and revalved (not sure exactly what he did; trade secret
) . The shock was just revalved and serviced. After that the bike was better everywhere. You can see from the video I like to ride deep sand where you want your set-up as hard as possible, but even in these conditon the bike is better; in fact it is chalk and cheese.
The bike is great on the MX track and jumps fine. Only other mods I did was fit bark busters, Hyde sump guard, silicon radiator hoses and a re-boil bottle, which to be honest is a waste of money. Here in South Africa we don't worry about spark arrestors and the bike still has the OEM pipe fitted. The sprocket ratios are perfect for me as they came from the factory.
Edited by Jake_KXF, 29 February 2012 - 11:20 PM.