newbie questions

Aaron Turner synfinatic at
Tue Jan 27 11:59:04 PST 2009

Actually, looking back at my notes, it does have the gold emulators...
teach me for writing emails at @2:45am when I can't sleep.  No idea
about the rebound holes... I'll have to look when I replace the oil.
I also got a set of .90 racetech's with the deal, sounds like that
would be a better match?

FWIW, I have .95's in my 748 w/ showa front end & penske rear setup by
Catalyst Reaction and that combo seems to work really well- of course
the showa USD's are quite a bit different then the sv forks.

Thanks for all the tips everyone!

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at> wrote:
> 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
> Ernie
> 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 ????

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