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Old 03-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #76
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #77
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Well it looks like Phils setted with Suzukis new hover bike.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #78
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These bikes are going to be humping a big load so the suspension is getting the full VSM treatment.

Shiny bits for the front forks



Rear shock has been completely rebuilt
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #79
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Phils going to try out this fork brace and see how much it helps the front end go where he want it to.



Has any one used fork bace on the dr before?
I'm interested to hear how much difference they make.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #80
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Yeah..

Tried one one a dr and xr650r..

Didn't like the lack of feel, lost through lack of flex..both clogged with mud




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Phils going to try out this fork brace and see how much it helps the front end go where he want it to.



Has any one used fork bace on the dr before?
I'm interested to hear how much difference they make.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:24 PM   #81
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It is fantastic on my motard setup. Tar snake tracking and brake pull were largely eliminated - the brakes used to drive me nuts walking across the road.

I quite like it on dirt too but I am a fair weather rider so no mud problems here.

I can find something else to do when it's raining



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Phils going to try out this fork brace and see how much it helps the front end go where he want it to.



Has any one used fork bace on the dr before?
I'm interested to hear how much difference they make.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #82
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I love those new hover bikes, they really smooth the trails out.
Bottoming can cause a few problems though.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:32 PM   #83
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I love those new hover bikes, they really smooth the trails out.
Bottoming can cause a few problems though.

When did you get a chance to ride one?
I thought vince was binding in the first ones.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:57 PM   #84
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When did you get a chance to ride one?
I thought vince was binding in the first ones.
??? Don't you have them yet? We have had them in WA for years. Why do you think the Canning is a weekend ride for us? Saturday up, Sunday down.

You eastern staters are so far behind!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #85
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When did you get a chance to ride one?
I thought vince was binding in the first ones.
Ahh, special knowledge just given to new first year apprentices.
We tried the hover bike, the new left handed screwdrivers and special check paint techniques.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:58 PM   #86
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Ahh, special knowledge just given to new first year apprentices.
We tried the hover bike, the new left handed screwdrivers and special check paint techniques.
Hmmm ... and is THAT a long stand they're using to replicate the hovering?


... i've been looking for my long stand for ages
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #87
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Tried one one a dr and xr650r..

Didn't like the lack of feel, lost through lack of flex..both clogged with mud

A change will be neccesary in the tyre department. Those trailwings are crap.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #88
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I'm 45 so I haven't had any of the traditional gags played on me.
I did mention that if they sent me for a left handed screwdriver they better have about $300 and some change since snap on do an anatomically corrected driver that has interchangeable bits.
Nice piece of kit if you're a lefty with too much money laying around.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:42 PM   #89
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I'm 45 so I haven't had any of the traditional gags played on me.
I did mention that if they sent me for a left handed screwdriver they better have about $300 and some change since snap on do an anatomically corrected driver that has interchangeable bits.
Nice piece of kit if you're a lefty with too much money laying around.
Not even the long weight?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:22 AM   #90
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If you turn your head on its side you can just make out the new desert weapons.

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