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Old 11-04-2012, 06:21 AM   #2733
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Originally Posted by SteveO View Post

If you want to keep the rear mud-flap (black) in good shape, I would suggest you remove it. The trials tire is taller than most dirt-bike tires, and will eat through the black flap just behind the rear shock... don't ask how I came to know this wonderful information.....
I wouldn't want the rear tire throwing stones at my shock, one little chip on the shaft and you've got a lot more expensive problem on your hands than a $10 mud flap....

Why not just move the wheel all the way back in the swingarm with the right combination of gearing and chain length?
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