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Old 03-18-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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Currently prepping a '02 klx110 for TMGP. So far I've got a BBR HD spring on the back, and last night I swapped on a set of '00 kx65 front forks. With the forks showing 1 3/8" out of the triples, it still doesn't seem to sit level. Right now its on the dirt tires, and the front will obviously drop an inch when I go from a 14" front to a 12" front wheel, but am I still going to need an extended swingarm in order to get this bike to level out?
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Probably since you've beefed up the front end. A stiffer spring will help lift the rear but it will only do so much. You'll probably need to get an extended swinger to compensate and level out the bike.
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Probably since you've beefed up the front end. A stiffer spring will help lift the rear but it will only do so much. You'll probably need to get an extended swinger to compensate and level out the bike.

I've already got a BBR HD spring (the stiffest they make for the stock shock), and it did help some. I'm kinda thinking I will need the swingarm. DAMNIT! These minis get expensive FAST.
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I've already got a BBR HD spring (the stiffest they make for the stock shock), and it did help some. I'm kinda thinking I will need the swingarm. DAMNIT! These minis get expensive FAST.
lol it's amazing how much money you can drop into these little bikes. Before you know it, you step back, look at it and wonder what's wrong with you.

You probably already know but www.planetminis.com is a forum with a HUGE source of information on anything regarding these smaller bikes. It's also a great source for cheap parts.
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You probably already know but www.planetminis.com is a forum with a HUGE source of information on anything regarding these smaller bikes. It's also a great source for cheap parts.

I've browsed around there. Its hard to pin someone down on whether or not they NEEDED an extended swinger with xk65 forks. Its like people just did the whole suspension at the same time anyway.
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You will prob be ok with that setup with 12 on front. the 00 and 01 forks are shorter than later year KX fronts. I run 01 forks on mine with stock rear swinger. I do have an extended shock on mine tho that is for the stock swingarm, so that does raise it a little bit. You can also cutoff the top out stop on the rear that allows the rear to raise up a tiny bit more.
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You can also cutoff the top out stop on the rear that allows the rear to raise up a tiny bit more.
The top out stop inside the shock? Or is this on the swinger?
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Its on the swinger or frame, I forget exactly where. I think Rob78 knows tho.
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The longer rear shock helps alot tho. its like 15mm longer than stock. I have ridden the rear setup you have now tho and its VERY doable.
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you don’t need a extended swingarm to level out the bike with kx65 forks, every klx out there that has kx65 forks is running the stock swingarm.

I think Im the only one with a extended swingarm on the klx but I went that route for other reasons.. makes the chassis longer and helps with stability. I’m still running the stock forks but hopefully by the next race it will have my kx forks on it, just need to get a 12 hoop and hd spokes.

you can use a HD spring on the rear shock but I highly recommend a aftermarket shock that is 275mm instead of the stock 260mm. it raise the bike up for more ground clearance and help with leveling it out, so you don’t ground down pegs and shifters like I did last year, lol

planetminis is awesome for finding parts if you know what you’re looking for, I have to stay out of the for sale section cuz I get in trouble quick, lol


its personal preference but I would rather have the bike racked to the front than the rear. Makes for easier turn in, if the front is to high it will make you run wide on exit
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The top out stop inside the shock? Or is this on the swinger?
where the brake rod connects to the front of the swinger there is a tab that need to be shaved down.

when I put the 275mm shock on with the stock swinger I wasnt getting the full travel because it would top out
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Yea, yea...I'm slow as . We get it.
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learn to ride with the crappy suspension first, makes for a great distraction for the other riders when its sliding and hopping all over the place

well thats what I hear anyway, lol
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well thats what I hear anyway, lol
I just want it to be safe. My 220 pounds of gelatinous goo are FAR outside the design specifications for that bike.


In all honesty though: wrenching is half the fun for me. And the mini is a far sight cheaper than either of my Aprilias to throw parts at!
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since his 110 aint ready i know of a 110 that is
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Oh don't you worry Mr. Ishouldberacinginexpert. I'll be out there with my party dress on soon. What I lack in speed I make up for in insanity.


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Is there a TMGP trophy for corner bowling?


there's no experts in this thread so I no nothing of what u speak....


theres only a trophy for corner bowling if you do it with grace and class
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there's no experts in this thread so I no nothing of what u speak....


theres only a trophy for corner bowling if you do it with grace and class
I don't know who Grace and Class are, but those better be ready for the Josh Herrin treatment.
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