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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:12 pm 
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These settings get asked for frequently particularly by CR250R 1978-1980 owners who have "upgraded" their front-ends:

1983 CR480R

Forks: Showa
Fluid: ATF
Capacity: 506cc
Level: 196mm (Highest 178mm - Lowest 214mm)
Spring Length: 581.6mm (Limit 570mm)

1982 CR480R

Forks: KYB
Fluid: ATF
Capacity: 560cc
Level: 177mm (Highest 158mm - Lowest 196mm)
Spring Length: (Limit 514.5mm)

The Showas can be identified by their 15 position compression clicker on the bottom of the fork leg. KYBs have less adjustment. 1981 Showas are similar, but have 41mm tubes.

Enjoy! :wink:

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AHRMA, CalVMX and SVRG #190
Honda CR250R Elsinore 1979
Honda CR480R 1983
Honda CR250R 1987


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:59 pm 
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Michael,

Thanks for all the great info on this site and others! How do the cartridge Showas on your 1987 compare to the RaceTech forks on the 1979?

J

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I have not ridden the 1987 yet. It is almost totally stripped down and I will re-build it for the end-of-season SVRG race at Glen Helen, and plan to race it in their Decade class next year. I can only compare the 1983 43mm forks with the Race Tech Gold Valves to the 1979 stock forks. (I had them re-built by Race Tech as soon as I got them...) They are worth every penny as they transformed the front-end.

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Honda CR250R Elsinore 1979
Honda CR480R 1983
Honda CR250R 1987


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