OK, so I installed these on my 125. Front, and rear, as well as replaced fork oil with 15W. For the first five minutes, it was a great ride and I was impressed. Once I hit a good bump with the front wheel, the right fork popped up, and bounced off the handlebar. Every bump after that, it did the same thing. My question, is what to do about it? I took it back to the dealer, who proceeded to move the forks flush with the top clamp, and torque them down. I am worried that the heavier spring is too much for the stock clamps. Am I way off base, and worrying too much, or should I be looking for an aftermarket top clamp that will solve this (if such a product exists for the 125)?
I like the initial ride with the heavier springs, but it will take some adjustment to the new feedback on uneven terrain. The bike handles my weight better, but I won't know for sure until I can get more than a five minute ride out of it. Jet's shindig in a few weeks should be a good test.
can't offer any advice James, other than maybe 10w oil and see if the problem still happens. The listing says those springs will work on the CR80/85. Wonder if they'll work on the CRF80F? My springs are shot.
WOW! Installed last night, and if it doesn't work for my intended use, I can always use it to bludgeon large game or intruders with. It is definately more substantial than the stock triple. The two pinch bolts really make a difference with the stability of the forks, and I am impressed with the adjustability. I can move the handlebars forward about 3/4" by turning the clamps around, and the fork legs are adjustable up to an inch. I will be blasting around the farm this weekend with some friends for some real-time feedback.
nice! I'm itching for a CRF150F now, the 80 looks brand new after the cleanup and paint. Wonder what she'd sell for?
I could show up at the dealership with a CRF80, a chinese 125 and a 748 in the bed of the truck and say "Let's Dance!"
He would just laugh at the 748. It really holds no value, you should let me take it off your hands. As a true friend, I would be willing to take that burden off of you so you can make room for the 150.
I still can't wipe this stupid grin off my face. I spent three hours yesterday with the owner of my local bike shop.(Where I bought the DR-Z BTW) He wanted to come out and see first hand how much fun the 125 is. He brought a friend, his wife, and son. Along with a 2007 King Quad, KLX-110, TTR-125, and SDG-Pro125. More fun than should be legal was had by all, and the King Quad helped tremendously to define the track with it's 4-wheel drive, and independent suspension on every tire. By the end of the day, I could slide the rear predictably into every turn. Sometimes sliding both tires at the same time made for a hairy bit of adventure, but no ag awareness tests were conducted. The mods I have done to the DR-Z really woke it up, and opened up it's anemic engine. The poor little TTR-125 didn't have a snowball's chance, and the SDG made a nice sound, but no performance to back it up. I can't wait to mix it up with some bikes of comperable size, and power.