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Maybe the resident YSS specialist and chime in. Though if the shocks are rebuildable, the internal adjustments can be undertaken.

Topari , except for road racing and observed trails, we always use progressive springs . For the DT and up to 90 kg rider I fit 10-15 N springs . Progressive springs are a bit more difficult to produce , so not everybody can offer them . There are a few riders (not many ) that do  insist on them . I do have som 10 , 12 , 15 and 16 N linear springs that  I use for testing new model bikes ( as base to construct the right progressive spring later )

Tech Talk / Re: Hi -Low speed suspension for VMX
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:46:19 PM »
Thanks for pointing it out . Yes the site needs to be adjusted as well .

Tech Talk / Re: Hi -Low speed suspension for VMX
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:28:26 AM »
Yes , the 362 series is my design .  A hardy  workhorse for reasonable money thanks to low overhead costs .

Tech Talk / Hi -Low speed suspension for VMX
« on: April 16, 2019, 04:11:09 PM »
Just finished the high low speed 3D housings for the long travel shocks . You can sway the reservoir 360 degrees , that will make it fit almost anything . The can also be extended 10 or 20 if needed .At the same time I enlarged the reservoir by 20% volume to house a bigger bladder.

General Discussion / Re: All electric soon ?
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:13:50 AM »
KTM make an electric version of the Freeride.

I would love to try one. It has the same frame as my 350 so it will handle the same, it weighs the same and has the same rated horsepower and I have a good suspension solution.

This will be a bike that has no clutch and cannot be stalled. It has maximum torque from idle and it's quiet so I can ride it nearly anywhere.

The downsides at present are range, recharge time or if I'm super keen the cost of a spare battery.

Brent I have a electric Mountain Bike , its great fun , Does 50 km/top speed  and has a range of about 25 km if you don't pedal at all . If a manufacturer would make something a bit more race bikish (stronger forks , bigger battery , better shock , slightly stronger frame ) , I think it would be a top seller .  The question then , what will happen to the classics ? I understand Icons like Ossa,Puch  or a original works bike will hold their value forever , But what will happen to the bikes that have been modified  and blinged up ? If it has wheels , people will always race it , but I think they will choose the most convenient options ....just pondering .....

General Discussion / Re: All electric soon ?
« on: April 02, 2019, 07:41:03 PM »
The way everything is shifting so quick lately ( gay marriage ,gun ownership , immigration policies , veganism etc . ) How will the programmed  community  judge people that are burning fossil fuel just for fun ? Will  those events stop be still OK ? Will people still look at those bikes as being desirable, because they burn fuel ? I knew electric  and fuel cell vehicles would come one day after I have gone , but now things are on overdrive and could well become reality before the end of the next decade. I don't know , just thinking ..........

General Discussion / All electric soon ?
« on: April 02, 2019, 05:15:18 PM »
Should that move to electric cars come through , what will it do to classics and classic racing ? Just urios what everyone is thinking about that .

Dealers / Re: Ridewell Motorcycle Services Bayswater Nth, Vic
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:27:01 AM »
Not nice at all especially when you trust someone and give them credit from so far away .  , thanks for the heads up .

Tech Talk / Re: DT1 clutch push revisited / update.
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:44:10 AM »
I can send you pic of the 650 unit , but I have no idea about the DT as far as engines go .

For Sale / 750 H2
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:55:45 PM »
I have a 750 H2   B  solo  that is surplus in my fleet . The color is gold original . Can be used as sidecar in VMX or road use , depending on preference . Higgs stainless pipes , non slipper clutch , fresh bore and pistons . Hyperpro high low shocks , forks rechromed , PD valves , Hyperpro springs , 34 mm carbs  , Lakeland ignition  and many more small items . Just  PM or call in to view .

Tech Talk / Re: DT1 clutch push revisited / update.
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:03:18 AM »
On my 998 engines I always had my own activator on right side of the engine to run a solid gear shaft. Now I am restoring my original XS 650 to original condition with push rod going through the gear shaft  .( Activator on left side of engine) I found this new activator , low cost and very effective . I use much stronger springs than standard and it still pulls easy , as well as disengaging perfectly .

Wanted / Re: Right hand foot peg
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:52:57 PM »
All sorted thanks . Discount Motorcycle Wreckers in Melbourne where able to help .

Wanted / Re: Right hand foot peg
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:55:28 AM »
They are forged . I only need one .I dont remember how many I threw away when I bought XS  650 bikes, just to raid the engines for racing . I thought somebody might have one of those raided frames sitting around doing nothing . Normally I am not a stickler for 100% purity , but this bike I had for 20 years and I would like to bring it back original in new condition as a weekend bike. ( The H2 just drinks too much  ;D)  . The part number is IT3-27420-00.  The bike is D model 1976.

Wanted / Right hand foot peg
« on: February 09, 2019, 01:27:45 PM »
Looking for a right hand footpeg assembly to suit Yamaha XS 650 D  76-80 model . Thanks

Tech Talk / RZ 250/350
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:20:40 AM »
Do we have some RD /RZ specialists on here ?   What year did Yamaha change to the 35 mm fork ?

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