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Picked up a 00 RC about a month ago after wanting one for quite a few years. Just over 22k when I bought it and now has just over 23k. Has Dan Kyle re-valved forks but I am trying to find out what weight it is sprung for, DK rear bottom link, Jardine pipes, flapper mod, and just installed a Internatrix TW-1000 alarm. After getting a lot of useful info here I finally decided to register so that I can hopefully give a little back.
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Welcome! How do you like your RC so far. That's about how many miles I got on mine since I got it road worthy. Sounds like your hitting the nice weather windows like me here in Sacramento. Cool that you got a Y. 2000. Might wanna check the last 6 of your serial number just for fun. That's your production number.

Post up a picture of your bike

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Thanks John. I have #96 so I was pretty happy about that. Being in Northern California as well, I am sure that you have also been waiting for the weather to clear up. Not sure how to post a pic of the bike.
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I posted a detailed description of that recently. Let me see if I can find it.
Modesto is only about 45 minutes away...
Good call on getting alarmed. I've lived here long enuf to know, if it aint welded to the frigging ground, it can get stolen. My daughter's CBR-F2 got stolen with a chain and a disc lock on it. Bummer, never recovered.

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So you are around Galt, Merced, Pleasanton, or Sonora I am guessing. Yeah the alarm was a must after I had my gixxer got stolen after being home for only four hours. It was a '03. My first bike, brand new at the time, and with the Alstare livery. I also have the RC chained to the carport with a onguard doberman. I am determined not to go through that heartbreak again.
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I feel your pain, shonuff

I found the post. It's #4.

https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/sho...ge+attachments

BTW this forum has a really good search engine when you want to find out stuff. This post was a little more isolated, but I found it pretty easy.

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Sacramento, more specifically, Roseville. I ride all over auburn, placerville, folsom, cool, goergetown, blahblahblah. All these windy twisty roads everywhere, hard to find a good place to ride

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I know what you mean about the wind. I rode to Chico about two weeks ago and it was a straight, boring, windy ride. Hoping to do HWY 1 to Sea Ranch soon. Its a great ride. Thanks for the link. Useful to know how to upload pics here.
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Yea, I know you get a lot of wind. I lived in Elk Grove for a while. hated it.

But I didn't mean win-dee. I meant wine-dee. As in corkscrew. I was being sarcastic. I love the roads in my area. Can't think of anywhere else I'd rather ride. ('cept a race track, haven't done that yet)

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Picked up a 00 RC about a month ago after wanting one for quite a few years. Just over 22k when I bought it and now has just over 23k. Has Dan Kyle re-valved forks but I am trying to find out what weight it is sprung for, DK rear bottom link, Jardine pipes, flapper mod, and just installed a Internatrix TW-1000 alarm. After getting a lot of useful info here I finally decided to register so that I can hopefully give a little back.
Do you know if Kyle Racing only re-valved or also re-sprung the forks?
You could ask the previous owner.

According to Race-Tech, The SP1 forks had .95 Kg/mm springs.
If Kyle Racing swapped out the springs while re-valving, they probably used Ohlins fork springs.

Ohlins scribes the spring rate on the top face of the spring along with their part number, so you'd have to remove the fork and remove the fork cap and spacer to view the spring face.
Ohlins always rate their springs in Newtons/mm (N/mm)
Here's a photo of an Ohlins fork spring in my fork.


The number is 04745-11/L148.
The 04745 is the part number, the -11 is the spring rate (11 N/mm), and the /L148 is manufacture date (14th week of 2008).

Here's a couple of handy sites for weights and measures conversions.
http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight
http://www.locost7.info/converter.php

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