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September 15th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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FE650 converted to Supermoto... Fork Setup, Need Help

I have a 2004 FE650 i have recently converted to Supermoto... wheels, brakes, bits here and there. I currently have my forks apart because i am putting new fork seals in them. Before put them back together I wanted to get some advice from all of you about what i should do with my suspension! I have been sifting through this site looking for specific answers pertaining Suspension set up for a FE650 converted to Supermoto, but havent had much luck. I am not an expert or highly knowledgeable about suspension.One common thing i have read is to put bar risers and drop the forks through the triple clamps some, so i ordered bar risers 30mm. More specifically, what fork oil should i use 2.5wt, 5wt, 7.5wt? should i go stiffer or softer? what rebound & compression settings should I use? I am 5'9" 160lbs.

If there is any advice for the rear suspension too that would be greatly appreciated. Currently I have only set the Sag up and not touched anything else.

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Re: FE650 converted to Supermoto... Fork Setup, Need Help

I have put 500ml of 7.5wt in each leg and turned the lower compression clickers 28 away from the lowest setting out of 35. The front seems a bit stiff... coming down from a wheelie or hard front braking, i use all but maybe 2 inches of my travel. How do others have their supermoto front forks set up? do you use all of your travel?

I also have added bar risers and dropped the forks about 20 millimeters through the triple clamps. I seem to get much better turning from the dropped forks.

As for the rear shock, any suggestions? I weigh about 160lbs

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October 21st, 2010, 12:35 AM   #3
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Re: FE650 converted to Supermoto... Fork Setup, Need Help

on occasions like this, with the bike getting older, I suggest you buy used SM forks and at the same time put your FE forks up for sale.

don't touch anything. just buy. and sell. simple.

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April 11th, 2020, 12:30 PM   #4
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What SM wheels to use with the FE650?

Hi Lorenplante,

Could I ask what wheels you used for the supermoto conversion?

Thanks in advance,

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this is a 10 year old thread Fraser?

some of these people might be dead?

in which case you may just be quite a while waiting for a reply!

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April 12th, 2020, 07:50 AM   #6
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Supermoto Conversion

Good point Taffy but with all of this time being isolated, I thought its worth a go lol!

(Plus i'm just learning the features of the site and LorenPlante hasn't been active since 2010)

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