newbie questions

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Tue Jan 27 07:47:40 PST 2009

1. 520 erv is a good chain  15-46 for Sears and THill

2. That is too  much spring and you need the emulators (braze the 
rebound holes shut)

3. 20 wt plus with emulators

4.  OEM


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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> Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
> temporary Safety,
> deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
>     -- Benjamin Franklin

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