83 RZ Fork Springs

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83 RZ Fork Springs

#1 Post by Hooligan » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:19 am

Can anyone confirm what configuration of fork springs the 81 RZ would have come with? Progressive wound or straight wound? I have a set of forks with straight wound springs, however the Haynes manual talks about installing the springs with the tight wound section at the top.

The straight wound springs I have are 506mm free length which is what the manual states they should be.
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Re: 83 RZ Fork Springs

#2 Post by JonW » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:58 am

later models have those springs, perhaps the 31ks dont?
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Re: 83 RZ Fork Springs

#3 Post by evan_calgary » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:53 pm

Hey Peter,

You dealing with a LC or RZ? All the springs for the RZ I have seen are straight. I have a pile of them but cannot confirm if any are 31K.

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Re: 83 RZ Fork Springs

#4 Post by evan_calgary » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:54 pm

John,

I do not think this is the case. I have multiple sets of springs from the 1UA and they are not progressively wound.

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Re: 83 RZ Fork Springs

#5 Post by Hooligan » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:28 pm

evan_calgary wrote:Hey Peter,

You dealing with a LC or RZ? All the springs for the RZ I have seen are straight. I have a pile of them but cannot confirm if any are 31K.
These are 31K forks.
'81 RD350LC hybrid project bike - in pieces currently
'82 RD350LC in '81 colours - Built by "Solo 2" OEM pipes, UNI filters
'90 RZ350F2 with 31K motor, OEM F2 pipes & airbox

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