I would think you would be happy with a 5.7 or 5.8 shock spring (stock is 5.5) , hopefully that red one falls into that range ...... I would say 0.48 for forks , as that will keep the bike up in the stroke more and give a plusher ride , don't forget when you off road ride you are usually sporting a backpack of some sort , so usually add a extra 10 lbs to your weight needs to be compensated for , so wear it when setting/checking sag ....Hi Jim,
Thanks for the welcome back and I too remember your name
I do remember them being yellow and I looked online regarding the Diverse springs and it certainly looks similar, but not much info on them. Their webpage only shows springs for the 450R for that year anyway. The PO was the second owner and he said it came that way and was told it was basically set up for a 200+ lb rider (which I would qualify). I will set the SAG on it and go from there.
Thanks for all the info!
It will be a while before I get that granular I am sure. I am nearly 70 years old now and my days of saying "Watch This!" are way behind me, if you know what I mean. But, with that being said, I do want to set the bike up and get back into riding shape that that I can have a safe and reasonably comfortable ride.
I do appreciate all your help and suggestions.....I am going to start by setting the spring to 10.18 inches - it is about 9.70 right now. I am also considering lowering the bike so that my toes at least touch the ground I have got to take it slow and see where I go. Trying to get it back to close to stock so I can adjust from there.
Yea , he is mainly responsible for AHRMA Vintage racing and the old Broome Tioga track (I wish that was still on the schedule) and implementing a lot of stuff in the AMA .... and one of the most down to earth guys you will meet in the motorcycle industry , and it's a understatement by even calling him a Legend .... the guy "is" Moto ...Hey Jim,
Wow, Dick "Buggsy" Mann - (# 2) He was one of my idols back in the 60's when I was racing amature in SoCal - Dist. 37! Someone told me that he lives up in my neck of the woods and has quite the collection of old race/off road bikes!
I have a friend up here that rides KTM and I love to ride with him - he is an excellent rider and actually raced the Baja Race many years ago. The only problem with riding with him is that I only get to see him for about the first 100 yards and then I just try to keep track of his dust!
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