newbie questions

Randy Grein randygrein at
Tue Jan 27 05:32:23 PST 2009

1. Not enough umph to worry about the chain that much, or sprockets.  
Just keep them lubed.
2. .95 is a bit heavy but still workable for your weight. You may want  
to CONSIDER changing later on to see if you like softer or stiffer  
springs. More important to get either emulators or someone who really  
knows how to set up without. A lot of guys have problems with mid  
corner chatter that is hard to tune out without them. Without 20w is a  
good starting point, with 25 is about right.
3. Only other filter I've seen is FRAM - and most avoid it because of  
the quality control issues they had a few years ago. Just use the  

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:48 AM, Aaron Turner wrote:

> Assuming I can actually sell our townhouse, I'll be racing 650P in AFM
> this year.  Picked up a well cared for 1Gen race prepped bike, but
> there's a few things I do want to take care of first:
> 1.  The chain needs to be replaced.  Currently is a 525, figured might
> as well switch to a 520 since I didn't get any extra sprockets in the
> deal.  15 front, and what rear?  I won't be making bwillow this year,
> so just need rears for Thill & Sears.  AFAM sprockets?  Is a DID 520VM
> good enough for a stock motor or go w/ the heavier 520ERV3?
> 2.  Forks have .95 springs (I'm 180lbs so that sounds about right),
> but no emulators.  Previous owner didn't seem to know anything beyond
> that so I figured now would be a good time to change the oil.  Reading
> the archives it sounds like 20wt oil is a good starting point?  Just
> put in what I take out or do people have suggestions on how much
> should be in there?
> 3.  Are people using the OEM oil filter or ????
> -- 
> Aaron Turner
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