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Old 03-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #571
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I always thought that they added an extra plate to those side plates, ie put another plate over or under the original and welded the edges together
I believe they do do that. Look at this for a while:




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Old 03-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #572
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Hey AW,
I don't know if you get much idle chatting time with the HPN guys, but if you do do you think you could ask about the gaiters they have pictured on their website for the 50mm Marzocchi magnums?
I've been trying to find a nice thick set of rubber gaiters for the WP50's. It is not easy- there are a few around but they seem to be thin concertina style plasticy ones. I would prefer some nice thick moulded rubber ones.

hard to tell with the size of the images, but these don't look too bad.

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #573
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Hey AW,
I don't know if you get much idle chatting time with the HPN guys, but if you do do you think you could ask about the gaiters they have pictured on their website for the 50mm Marzocchi magnums?
I've been trying to find a nice thick set of rubber gaiters for the WP50's. It is not easy- there are a few around but they seem to be thin concertina style plasticy ones. I would prefer some nice thick moulded rubber ones.

I don't think I've seen any modern fork boots made of rubber. They all seem to be the slightly harder vinyl like these: http://www.daystarmx.com/productdeta...?productID=932

I'll ask next time I call them though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #574
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on the original frame photo, is that a weld bead on the steering head bearing race?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:23 AM   #575
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on the original frame photo, is that a weld bead on the steering head bearing race?
Guess HPN doesn't have a race puller??
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #576
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Guess HPN doesn't have a race puller??
Sure looks like a weld bead. That's not at HPN though. I ripped that photo off of StephenB's site.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 AM   #577
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Proof of life. Everything's back from powder coat and the seat's ready, so hopefully they'll be shipping soon.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:12 AM   #578
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:36 AM   #579
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Suuuuwwwweeeeeettttttt!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #580
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That looks real tasty. Well done.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #581
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Good stuff! Wanna see if they’ll put an underseat water container in with your bits? They’d more likely sell one to a frame customer than a DIY’er like myself. That, and I can’t seem to reach them.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #582
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Proof of life. Everything's back from powder coat and the seat's ready, so hopefully they'll be shipping soon.


Hope its not the same photo they send out to all there customers, yep almost ready here's a photo,
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #583
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Hope its not the same photo they send out to all there customers, yep almost ready here's a photo,
There's a tiny crack next to the passenger footpeg mount that I had them weld for me, so unless someone else had that same crack, I'm pretty sure that's my frame.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #584
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+1. It's almost summer and I've been waiting for this to start..

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #585
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I'm pretty sure that's my frame.
Also, you don’t see many in black.
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