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Old 12-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #1411
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Perfect day in NC

Perfect riding weather here. Getting the GG out to do some scouting to build some practice areas.

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #1412
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Doug, Tell SUPER Bill Hi! for me.
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Super Bill wouldn't be related to Bill Super, would he?
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #1413
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Yes they are one in the same. I like to call him Super Bill
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #1414
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I'm sure he likes it too. :)
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:26 PM   #1415
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eyedragaknee - SEXY! looks like you had great weather and great riding space! cold and slippery here :(
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #1416
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After the big dinner I decided to go try to burn off some of that food

this is an area I haven’t been to in awhile, I forgot all the cool stuff out there I was too busy riding to take pictures

and the moon was out
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #1417
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Where'd you go riding grizzz? The area looks awesome!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #1418
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Gordys hill OHV area (this was the spot i call lizard rock)
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #1419
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Photographed evidence of the lacking rear fender:


Attempted to resurrect the oil soaked front brake pads (boiled in water):


Found out why the fork was leaking:


I really screwed up in not seeing that when I bought the thing. I overlooked this issue. I'll seek out either getting it fixed, or maybe it'll be cheaper finding a replacement. Hard to say. Bike also needs some tires. I'll be playing on it in the snow this week though. Should still be entertaining.

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #1420
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Hydraulic cylinder rods are repaired and rechromed all the time.Find a local hydraulic shop to get you to the right chrome company.This isn't show chrome.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #1421
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Photographed evidence of the lacking rear fender:

Attempted to resurrect the oil soaked front brake pads (boiled in water):


Found out why the fork was leaking:


I really screwed up in not seeing that when I bought the thing. I overlooked this issue. I'll seek out either getting it fixed, or maybe it'll be cheaper finding a replacement. Hard to say. Bike also needs some tires. I'll be playing on it in the snow this week though. Should still be entertaining.

Andrew
Here's a tip about the forks scratches. use a very fine, flat file only at the damaged areas to make SURE there is not any metal protruding out above the rest of the fork tube's surface. (I have a cheap set from harbor freight that I use, they are about 3.5 - 4 inch long). Do this carefully, just knocking down anything high. easier on the bench than on the bike... you dont want to file in the holes anyhow or the normal coating. Clean, and clean and clean again, using something like carb cleaner or lacquer thinner, dont let that touch your seals and dust covers of course...

Fill the scratches, in layers with SUPER GLUE, using a toothpick you chew the end up to make like a brush... kind of like paint chip on a car...

Do it in layers probably save you trying to get it perfect in one try... I think yo will find that the seals will still seal fairly well, what you have right now is holes that scoop tiny amounts of fork oil, as you get them deep spots filled they wont leak or barely leak...

File off high spots carefully until you get it nice, I really hated seeing what looks like someone took sandpaper to it, but you migth end up ok...

Yes, it is a tedious type of job, but fairly effective!

Fork tubes just are not cheap.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #1422
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You cheap bastard, just buy new brake pads. And just put 4" PVC spacers in your forks, you don't need all that travel on a trials bike anyway.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #1423
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You cheap bastard, just buy new brake pads. And just put 4" PVC spacers in your forks, you don't need all that travel on a trials bike anyway.

Sincerely

Moose
Moose,

I agree with the brake pads, they are what, 26-30 bucks? but I have soaked them shortly in brake cleaner, not sure that I feel like that helped at all either.

the gouges or scratches are "mid travel" on the forks, clearly shown in pictures... {did you forget to put on your glasses?} that leaves him with less than 3 inches travel though if he bothers to do what you suggest there, lol...
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #1424
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Brake pads, always a bummer. I have had a lot of luck with cooking them with a torch. Propane isn't really hot enough, MAPP is ok, a rosebud on a welding torch is the best. Grab a bit with vice grips, then get the pads totally red hot, for a couple of minutes, but avoid getting yellow or white. This will cook out most of the contamination. After they cool, I rub them on emery paper on a flat plate (ok, a chunk of window glass). This usually does the trick, though they will squeal a bit for a little while. We have used a Jetboil camp stove in a pinch.

I find that brake cleaner makes things much worse for what ever reason.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #1425
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Moose,

I agree with the brake pads, they are what, 26-30 bucks? but I have soaked them shortly in brake cleaner, not sure that I feel like that helped at all either.

the gouges or scratches are "mid travel" on the forks, clearly shown in pictures... {did you forget to put on your glasses?} that leaves him with less than 3 inches travel though if he bothers to do what you suggest there, lol...
How dare you call me Moose.

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