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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 145 24.96%
No 151 25.99%
I have not but I want to! 290 49.91%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.72%
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:10 PM   #7681
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I don't know the exact forks your running, you didn't mention year or MM size, but here is some reading.

http://www.marzocchi.co.uk/documents...hiver45USD.pdf


Thanks for the info.I skimmed through it and learned a bit.think I had compression and rebound adj reversed in my head so now I will play with and see if I can soften compression. Can't ride for awhile so maybe hard to tell if needs more work
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #7682
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And yes, I do have seal drivers. With modern forks the cap tool is equally as important and harder to find
I did pull forks off bike but am not comfortable pulling them apart.I did replace seals in my old Cr forks before.I made a tool worked good enough to get them in but wasn't fun.after reading info problem may have been user error. Lol
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #7683
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post pictures, some forks have rebound and compression split between the two legs, i.e. left fork has rebound adjuster, right leg compression. Older forks will usually have compression at the bottom, rebound on top
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #7684
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I make my own seal drivers with an old fork seal from the fork I'm replacing them in.

I take a razor knife and skin off the outside rubber material, remove the "lip" so it doesn't interfere with the lip of the new seal, then, with a hacksaw, I cut a very short section out of the seal, about 1/4".

You now have a seal that looks like a letter "C" with a smaller opening. you can then twist and distort the seal onto the fork. Do it inverted to the other seal so the flatter side contacts the new seal. Then with a mallet, you can tap the new seal in. Keep it turning to get it even. The fact that you skinned off the rubber from the sides, keeps it so it doesn't stick in the fork tube.

You ought to see the seal driver I built from pipe parts for conventional forks. but you can do the same with a seal and you don't have to cut it for a job on conventional forks, just skin off the outside rubber material and slide it on.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #7685
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Anybody hear if KTM is gonna bring the "FreeRide" into the U.S. ? Man, I gotta start practicin' wheelies.

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:44 PM   #7686
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I don't know the exact forks your running, you didn't mention year or MM size, but here is some reading.

http://www.marzocchi.co.uk/documents...hiver45USD.pdf


Bike is a 2002.forks stamped 51.I'm guessing that's the mm
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #7687
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51 seems quite large for a 200cc, you'd find 51's on a roadrace liter bike.

Just throw a ruler against them, I'm guessing they are 45's.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:04 AM   #7688
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Those KTMs came with amazingly good forks. Nutmeggah has a whole 51mm front end. I was considering putting it on my CR500. I'm going to keep it stock though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #7689
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Just found out the auditor for ISO that my company hired helped build or built the Pachaug trail back in the 70s.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #7690
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I'd buy him a coffee.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #7691
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I would kick him in the shins j/k its not his fault I suck
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #7692
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post pictures, some forks have rebound and compression split between the two legs, i.e. left fork has rebound adjuster, right leg compression. Older forks will usually have compression at the bottom, rebound on top
I found the compression under cap on bottom. I was afraid to pull it out at first. I dumped some oil in a glass it looks nasty lite brown.did see some rust on rod too.don't know how to post up pictures here.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #7693
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51 seems quite large for a 200cc, you'd find 51's on a roadrace liter bike.

Just throw a ruler against them, I'm guessing they are 45's.....
Didn't find metric ruler but was about 2 and 1/8 at the top is over 50mm.I also have part of old triple tree guy gave me that was much smaller.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #7694
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Those KTMs came with amazingly good forks. Nutmeggah has a whole 51mm front end. I was considering putting it on my CR500. I'm going to keep it stock though.
These are on my gas gas 200ec.correction on year it is an 01
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #7695
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Anyone know if it's possible to get a WR450-F ('06) plated in CT?
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