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Old 03-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #1051
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No thanks. He charges the customer a premium and then does shortcuts like fork fluid in the shock
Really?? And you know this because why?? How many bikes have you had him set up for you?

And how do you know that is a short-cut? Maybe for some reason it would have been a better option for that shock. Are you a suspension guru, or just flapping your gums?

And if you are not 100% happy, he will make you happy at no charge, I know this to be true because I had to have him adjust my boingers and re-set the sag after 1k miles because of heavy loading.

Allen has done my 690, and I would trust him to work on every bike that I have or might get one day. TC took his new Yamma-hammer to him last week, he will be happy. We will see.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:34 AM   #1052
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Really?? And you know this because why?? How many bikes have you had him set up for you?

And how do you know that is a short-cut? Maybe for some reason it would have been a better option for that shock. Are you a suspension guru, or just flapping your gums?

And if you are not 100% happy, he will make you happy at no charge, I know this to be true because I had to have him adjust my boingers and re-set the sag after 1k miles because of heavy loading.

Allen has done my 690, and I would trust him to work on every bike that I have or might get one day. TC took his new Yamma-hammer to him last week, he will be happy. We will see.
Uh oh Maybe we should just suspend this debate?
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:59 AM   #1053
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Really?? And you know this because why?? How many bikes have you had him set up for you?

And how do you know that is a short-cut? Maybe for some reason it would have been a better option for that shock. Are you a suspension guru, or just flapping your gums?

And if you are not 100% happy, he will make you happy at no charge, I know this to be true because I had to have him adjust my boingers and re-set the sag after 1k miles because of heavy loading.

Allen has done my 690, and I would trust him to work on every bike that I have or might get one day. TC took his new Yamma-hammer to him last week, he will be happy. We will see.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:55 AM   #1054
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Your right big e.. i spoke out of turn and its not for me to talk smack about any vendor here.... fork fluid come out of a shock he did. Maybe for a reason. Maybe just because it costs a 3rd less than shock oil. I dunno.

Susp can be a very personal thing.... i had a guy i was loyal to. He retired from susp so now i'm just trying to find a new guy. I've looked at a few places and a couple of the sbops dont even have all the right tools/fluids ect. But i have found a guy who seems to know his stuff.. his little shop has all the right tools and pictures on the walls of botched jobs he's fixed over the years.

If i love my new susp. I'll let everyone know and ya'll can take it for what you want.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:14 PM   #1055
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I'm thinking you hit a nerve, 2spot!
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:17 PM   #1056
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Uh oh Maybe we should just suspend this debate?
Agree... I ain't saying nothing about this one!
I was addressed as "condescending" a few posts back Soooo I'm Zipppp'n it . . . . .
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:00 PM   #1057
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I normally use Pete Russell of NOST & have always been very pleased, but he's in CA. I recently used Bob Tod of Future Shox in Phoenix. My WRR was the 1st one he's seen, but the 1st rendition was much better than stock, I took it back a month later to dial it in & it's near perfect. Total cost was under $300 not including the heavier rear spring I bought myself.
I'm pleased & he didn't bat an eye when I asked him to revise the valving. He only took a couple of days both times.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:06 PM   #1058
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The Honda factory did my suspension & that's why I ride so slow
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:16 PM   #1059
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Right-on 4play,, bob is who i just used. Really like the guy. Need to give the bike a proper flogging and i'll know if he's my new guy.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:40 PM   #1060
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so has everyone got the sand out of there vee jays

Did we find the route between 129 & bagdad ??

I wanna ride
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:40 PM   #1061
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so has everyone got the sand out of there vee jays

Did we find the route between 129 & bagdad ??

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Night ride to crown king with a crybaby?
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:17 PM   #1062
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Wow nothin going on. Evryones riding. I just got back. Thanks for all the advice on the best route. Took wagoner. As suspected it was slow goin in the dark. Only missed one turn but realized it quick. Fun road more fun coming back in daylight. Got a flat 5 miles to the hiway. First time fixin one in the field. Took about an hour and I had plenty of water. So everything went well.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #1063
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Wow nothin going on. Evryones riding. I just got back. Thanks for all the advice on the best route. Took wagoner. As suspected it was slow goin in the dark. Only missed one turn but realized it quick. Fun road more fun coming back in daylight. Got a flat 5 miles to the hiway. First time fixin one in the field. Took about an hour and I had plenty of water. So everything went well.
So what was your total travel time up there?

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:24 PM   #1064
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Wow nothin going on. Evryones riding. I just got back. Thanks for all the advice on the best route. Took wagoner. As suspected it was slow goin in the dark. Only missed one turn but realized it quick. Fun road more fun coming back in daylight. Got a flat 5 miles to the hiway. First time fixin one in the field. Took about an hour and I had plenty of water. So everything went well.
JT glad everything went well with your nighttime excursion...
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #1065
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So what was your total travel time up there?

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About 3.5 hours up. 2.5 back not including tire repair but including a wrong turn that added about 20 min
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