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Old 12-03-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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Thanks to all who dispensed advice on my project! It went pretty smoothly, although lack of special tools and knowledge was an issue, I muddled through with your help.
Special thanks to Patrick @ Motorcycles Unlimited and TLLUVR (Todd @ North West Cycles) for their help and encouragement! :notworthy :notworthy :notworthy
These guys are an awesome asset to the motorcycle community in this area! It is rare to find people in ANY business that will lend help so freely and if you have the chance you should go see them and spend money lol. J/K (no i'm not)
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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How does to handle now? Can you feel the differance. Who set your sag and ride height?
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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How does to handle now? Can you feel the differance. Who set your sag and ride height?

Mother Nature!

Sorry, actually nobody set those yet. It is a race bike I bought from a guy about my size so it should'nt be too far off. But because it's not street legal I have not ridden it since the rebuild.
There is a trackday this saturday at MSRH and Patrick from Motorcycles Unlimited will be there, so he can set it for my weight and riding style.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:36 PM   #4
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He's doing mine too. And I'm riding msrh sat. also.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:59 PM   #5
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Charlie - What all did you do to the innerds of the forks?
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:21 PM   #6
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Charlie - What all did you do to the innerds of the forks?
I had a leaky seal and just replaced the seal and oil. Of course I cleaned the cartridge the best I could. It wasn't very dirty inside.
The previous owner had installed traxxion dynamics ak 20 cartridges, so they are pretty sweet.
Radar , it's Doug right?, are you and Bill gonna make it to msrh this saturday?
Mr Whoopie look forward to meeting you. Hope it warms up a little.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:51 PM   #7
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I will be redoing mine here shortly.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:51 AM   #8
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Radar , it's Doug right?, are you and Bill gonna make it to msrh this saturday?
Mr Whoopie look forward to meeting you. Hope it warms up a little.
Yep - Radar = Doug , and Bill and I are going to be there looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone. New fork oil! That's cheating
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Likewise Bumblebee.
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Having them setup mine before I go out as well.
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I just finished putting mine together. Rebuilding your front forks is a big job and unless you are a determined shade-tree mechanic, take it to a professional and let them deal with it.

This job requires special tools that you will either have to buy or make in order to complete the rebuild.

Thank you Patrick for supplying the parts and for giving me advice on the valve set-up.
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