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Old 15-05-2019
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$250

I would imagine, looking on Gumre-birthbiketree, youíre looking at around $500+ if they are in good condition.
$250 is a good price.
Think I paid $400 for the spares i have.
Externally they are very good.
Haven't had them apart though
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Track down the GasGas valving if you don't already have the details
Yes, SSB, great idea..

Re pricing - I practically gave my last set away with the Ď14 Beta - well, I was getting a Gasser with KYBís anyway!

I hope to not make the same mistake again down the track.
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Damn that's cheap Gibnut even for neglected ones. I have a set of SSS converted WP forks which a mate loved so much I've been hunting for a donor set for him. $600 is pretty much the going rate for an average set.
Brett, thereís a bloke on GT in the Hunter I got my Yamaha wheel off ($70, with a near-new tyre! Sh!t yeah!) whoís wrecking a YZ250F - he was asking $500 forks only..
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I used my beta wheel, just changed bearings.

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Brett, thereís a bloke on GT in the Hunter I got my Yamaha wheel off ($70, with a near-new tyre! Sh!t yeah!) whoís wrecking a YZ250F - he was asking $500 forks only..
would you mind flicking me his number?
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Brett, thereís a bloke on GT in the Hunter I got my Yamaha wheel off ($70, with a near-new tyre! Sh!t yeah!) whoís wrecking a YZ250F - he was asking $500 forks only..
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Old 17-05-2019
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Rode the bike today for the first time with the new boingers. Little video, didnít really capture the action the way I had hoped - too far away. Anyhoo..

The YZ450F valving didnít suck as much as I thought it would! Itís obviously stiff for my application, but the fork inspires confidence - especially at speed. I gave it a little throttle on a high speed choppy sandstone section & the bike flew over stuff the oc fork would struggle on.

I was 14 out C & R. I will go to 18 out on C and reassess. The springs may be a tad too heavy (0.46, stock), too.

I must be honest & say I didnít really notice any heavier steering on slow rocky trails. Nor did I notice any major difference in ten mil less front brake.

I am running a YZ front wheel which came with a near-new Dunlop MX52F, tube. Not a fan. I will put my Michelin SC 5 with a mousse on shortly.

The biggest difference between the Sachs oc & the KYB cc is front end traction and control. Tracking is improved, too. They just go where you point.

I will also push the forks up another 3 or 4mm - steering was a little light when cornering in sand.

Early days, but what a foundation. Such a great fork.

Edit - spacer update. I double - triple checked the wheel & rotor centering this arvo. It was a little under non-brake side & a little over brake side. I am being pedantic, but it is now spot on.
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I would feel more comfortable machining the top clamp than the fork tubes , I made that mistake many years ago and broke a fork tube .
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I would feel more comfortable machining the top clamp than the fork tubes , I made that mistake many years ago and broke a fork tube .
Machining the top tube on sss if fine, the early ones are 56mm OD the later ones 54mm with the same ID on both. Its easy and quick just make sure the edge of the cartridge is also machined

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Beta clamps arenít thick enough to machine safely - Greg Ballís opinion, not mine.

He had a good look at the KYBís & gave the all clear for machining. He also told me most of the force when the wheel & fork moves rear-wards after being smashed by a bump is being taken by the lower triple clamp.
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