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Old 10-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #1321
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one more bites the dust

after 4 trips to Mexico, 5 trips on the WABDR and countless other ADV rides around the PNW, Colorado and more I thought I was one of the lucky ones... however it looks like the UTBDR was the final straw , looks like I have some repairs to make. I am going to try the Best Rest fix http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-25...ort-wbolt.aspx

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #1322
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Stock shock? Indy kit?
I also was just down on the southern part of the UTBDR, but I took the WR. That made Lockhart a lot easier. Sorry about your shock bolt. I originally had the Ralle Moto brace (the one you linked) and eventually switched to the Indy kit when I switched from the OEM shock to the Ohlins. No problems yet.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:02 AM   #1323
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after 4 trips to Mexico, 5 trips on the WABDR and countless other ADV rides around the PNW, Colorado and more I thought I was one of the lucky ones... however it looks like the UTBDR was the final straw , looks like I have some repairs to make. I am going to try the Best Rest fix http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-25...ort-wbolt.aspx
I really don't get it... Why do people keep buying that stupid brace when it has been shown that you can still bend your shock bolt with it, it is more expensive, and the Indy kit has proven to be completely problem-free (AFAIK)?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #1324
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Got Indy kits in stock for aftermarket and stock shocks. About half the price and more effective than the Best Rest bracket. I ship worldwide. PM me for details.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #1325
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The Indy Kit is about the only part of my F800 that I have total confidence in now. I'm eyeing the rest of it suspiciously. Not letting my guard down.

2 up and camping gear on fire trails, the top and bottom Indy kits have been to hell and back.

I can't see how you could punish them any harder. Jumping the Grand Canyon.....maybe...
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #1326
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after 4 trips to Mexico, 5 trips on the WABDR and countless other ADV rides around the PNW, Colorado and more I thought I was one of the lucky ones... however it looks like the UTBDR was the final straw , looks like I have some repairs to make. I am going to try the Best Rest fix http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-25...ort-wbolt.aspx

Nothing personal against Best Rest, but you're heading down the wrong path.
Indy is the way to go.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #1327
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Looks like it bent that frame spar pretty good.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:48 AM   #1328
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Nothing personal against Best Rest, but you're heading down the wrong path.
Indy is the way to go.
x2
I bent a 12.9 with the Ralle Moto brace installed. Have the Indy kit now (top and bottom) and everything is looking great after a full season of abuse.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:59 AM   #1329
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Indy Kit

I'm a fat fart at 220lbs without my gear and since I replaced my slightly bent stock bolt with the Indy kit all is well.. Lots of bumps and a few jumps...
The kit is cheap, easy to install and actually works....
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #1330
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x2
I bent a 12.9 with the Ralle Moto brace installed. Have the Indy kit now (top and bottom) and everything is looking great after a full season of abuse.
Would you mind cancelling my order then? ;)
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #1331
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x2
I bent a 12.9 with the Ralle Moto brace installed. Have the Indy kit now (top and bottom) and everything is looking great after a full season of abuse.
I got the Indy top kit and never looked back. Have people been bending lower shock bolts now?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #1332
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after 4 trips to Mexico, 5 trips on the WABDR and countless other ADV rides around the PNW, Colorado and more I thought I was one of the lucky ones... however it looks like the UTBDR was the final straw , looks like I have some repairs to make. I am going to try the Best Rest fix http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-25...ort-wbolt.aspx

aaah - so you got that brute force lowering kit installed.... -

So the Indy kit is a must for all aftermarket rear shocks. Did you guys - with the indy kit - bother getting the stronger bolt as well?

Also is the Indy kit available for all after market rear shocks or just lmited to Oehlins?
I am think of upgrading the suspension on my bike - not that really need it.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:01 PM   #1333
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Indy upper kits are available for stock shocks or any aftermarket shock for the same low price ad include a stronger grade bolt.
Just specify which shock you have and which country you need it shipped to when you PM me.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #1334
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Indy upper kits are available for stock shocks or any aftermarket shock for the same low price ad include a stronger grade bolt.
Just specify which shock you have and which country you need it shipped to when you PM me.
Will do. Now I have to convince the company providing the shock to actually send me one :-)

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:55 AM   #1335
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Indy upper kits are available for stock shocks or any aftermarket shock for the same low price ad include a stronger grade bolt.
Just specify which shock you have and which country you need it shipped to when you PM me.
Did you find a suitable bearing for the WP shocks Dan?
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