HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
caffd01

XR600R Suspension

1 post in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0