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Old 10-20-2010, 09:35 PM   #1876
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:40 PM   #1877
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I have a Scotts. Designed a top clamp riser mount and had a friend CNC it for the Tourtech WP kit. Trickiest part was the tower mount... Tried and


f a i l e d

with 3 different mounts using the tapped frame points right behind the steering head. Fucked them up real bad and had to tap them out larger, and made my own tower. Love it now. I can post pics in a day or so.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:21 AM   #1878
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Hi there (sorry, first post). I have read this thread 3 times over (phew), and nowhere does it mention changing the steering rod (the rod that holds the top and bottom bearings). Does one need to mill it to a different size? or does it fit nicely and is strong enough as standard (on a YZ 46mm fork).
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(P.s does anyone still have the JD conversion lying around? I'm keen for one!)
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:05 AM   #1879
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Does one need to mill it to a different size?
Nope, the yz steering head bearings get pressed in and you use the stock one. You may have to put a spacer on top depending on how long it is though.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:54 AM   #1880
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:01 AM   #1881
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Nope, the yz steering head bearings get pressed in and you use the stock one. You may have to put a spacer on top depending on how long it is though.
What year forks would I not need to put a spacer in? Im all the way in South Africa and cant find any forks here? Seems like all the YZ/broken bikes evaporate here? They gonna shaft me on shipping!!
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:22 AM   #1882
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What year forks would I not need to put a spacer in? Im all the way in South Africa and cant find any forks here? Seems like all the YZ/broken bikes evaporate here? They gonna shaft me on shipping!!
YZ125 and 250F steering stems do NOT need the spacer. The clamps are all the same 98-2003. after hat the clamps go to 48mm for the larger forks.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:24 AM   #1883
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Where is the post mounted on the frame?
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:10 AM   #1884
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Kryst-a-mitey! Stop it!!!

Stop it!!!

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I can't stop laughing! That's the funniest thing I've read in days!! It is so politiclly incorrect! Stop it!!

































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Old 10-21-2010, 10:21 AM   #1885
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Where is the post mounted on the frame?

I'll post a pic later.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:31 AM   #1886
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How far up through the trips can you slide the forks? IOW, how much height adjustment is available without getting into the fork internals?

If I understand it correctly, as you slide the forks up, lowering the front, the steering will become quicker and less stable. Sliding the forks down will slow the steering and become more stable. Do I have that right (presuming the rear ride height does not change)?

I've been through this thread (all of it) and I didn't find any mention of this information.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:54 AM   #1887
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How far up through the trips can you slide the forks? IOW, how much height adjustment is available without getting into the fork internals?

If I understand it correctly, as you slide the forks up, lowering the front, the steering will become quicker and less stable. Sliding the forks down will slow the steering and become more stable. Do I have that right (presuming the rear ride height does not change)?

I've been through this thread (all of it) and I didn't find any mention of this information.

Thanks in advance.
You are correct about the changes in handling.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:26 AM   #1888
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How far up through the trips can you slide the forks? IOW, how much height adjustment is available without getting into the fork internals?

Thanks in advance.
This would depend on, what kind of handle bars you chose, if you have any bar risers, the shape of the outside of the upper forks (ie: do they have a narrowing or same diameter all the way), does it look stupid to you with them all the way up.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:38 AM   #1889
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:47 AM   #1890
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This would depend on, what kind of handle bars you chose, if you have any bar risers, the shape of the outside of the upper forks (ie: do they have a narrowing or same diameter all the way), does it look stupid to you with them all the way up.
I don't personally care how it looks. I was asking because I was curious if the varying diameters of the uppers somehow limited the amount you could move them up and still clamp them properly.

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