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Old 13-11-2007
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640 Adventure

Has anyone done much work to the 640's legs?

I have been told heavier fork springs go a long way to improving handling of the big girls.

Most of my riding is fast twin track, much the same as you experience on safari. Once a year, 20 to 30 odd kilos gets tossed on the back for for a few weeks.
On a average weekend ride I would tip the scales at 120 with all my gear and pack.
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Old 14-11-2007
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The 640 is a heavy bike that also has to cope with more compression braking than most. Heavier springs will definitely be the order of the day. Given the use of the bike and the total load I would strongly suggest that you have it revalved also.
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Old 14-11-2007
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what weight oil?

my brother needs to replace his fork seals on his 640 adventurer. he's had heavier racetech springs installed and revalved to suit. but what weight oil should he use? and how high should he fill them! he's been told 130mm from the top
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Old 15-11-2007
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The 640 is a heavy bike that also has to cope with more compression braking than most. Heavier springs will definitely be the order of the day. Given the use of the bike and the total load I would strongly suggest that you have it revalved also.
Thanks Terry,

I will give you a call and discuss options.

We dont have anyone within cooee of here that does suspension, so if I'm going to send it away, it might as well be someone that offers lots of valuable advice to the masses for nicks.

I will call when I get a chance.

Cheers Aaron
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