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motocross mt.

Post by hwbuilder » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:01 pm

After stripping my road legal mt down, fitting knobblies ,removing lights etc, and given it some off road use, I've decided to make a few mods.
I was initially using standard forks with fox shox on the rear, but just got a pair of 18.5" ohlin shocks and some 12" travel marzocchi forks.
The ohlins are used (but rebuilt before I got them) ,but spring rates are way out. Even with me jumping up n down they only move half way thru travel. They were originally off a cr250 honda and I guess pivot points different to mt500 and swinging arms a lot longer. Once I get springs sorted I will post some pics of bike.
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Re: motocross mt.

Post by Dirk Diggler » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:51 pm

hwbuilder wrote:After stripping my road legal mt down, fitting knobblies ,removing lights etc, and given it some off road use, I've decided to make a few mods.
I was initially using standard forks with fox shox on the rear, but just got a pair of 18.5" ohlin shocks and some 12" travel marzocchi forks.
The ohlins are used (but rebuilt before I got them) ,but spring rates are way out. Even with me jumping up n down they only move half way thru travel. They were originally off a cr250 honda and I guess pivot points different to mt500 and swinging arms a lot longer. Once I get springs sorted I will post some pics of bike.
I dunno about everyone else, but I find the stock shocks more limiting than the forks in terms of handling. They just don't seem to have the travel and are too hard.
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Post by Minter » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:57 pm

I use Falcon shocks on my motocross MT. I've also got a pair on my trail bike Mt. They work really good.. give Robin a call at Falcon shocks..
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Post by MadStu » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:29 pm

Look forward to seeing pics... Adding stuff to my shopping list...
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Post by Bunker » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:53 pm

Dirk Diggler wrote: I dunno about everyone else, but I find the stock shocks more limiting than the forks in terms of handling. They just don't seem to have the travel and are too hard.
You need to eat more pies mate :-)
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Re: motocross mt.

Post by jamba » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:57 pm

Dirk Diggler wrote: I dunno about everyone else, but I find the stock shocks more limiting than the forks in terms of handling. They just don't seem to have the travel and are too hard.
I have a bit more lenght (5cm) added to MT's swing arm, but still original shocks feel too rigid. I'm searching new ones that are bit less rigid.
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Post by gegdonnell » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:21 pm

I have Hagon trial shocks my MT and they are not too hard, Hagon also make Motocross shocks.
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Post by hwbuilder » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:11 pm

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my modified mt with 1983 husqvarna front forks and ohlin rear shocks
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