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Old 11-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #49096
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So I was out ridding the cow trails today (this is western Kansas), and wasn't paying close attention to where I was going Ended up picking up some barbed wire and warped it around my speedo drive and cracked it to pieces :( anybody want to get rid of one before I head to ebay? I'd rather some one here get my money.

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #49097
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rsw usd triple scotts damper

I mounted up my RSW Racing triple clamp for CRF forks today... I got his steering damper mount also and I have an older Scotts damper that looks to be in good shape. I don't have the correct link arm for it yet BUT it appears that the damper is reaching its limit before the lower triple steering stop hits the frame steering stop. This seems bad to me because the damper and mounting is going to take the full force of a crash rather than the steering stops. There's a tiny loss of turning radius but I don't care much about that.

Anyone else have this same setup?

Should I:
- do nothing and ride it
- extend the steering stops
- get a new damper
- ???
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #49098
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Brown Falcon... you're not any relation to the legendary BLUE FALCON are you??
Nope. Some guys in my shop just thought that since my last name is a color that starts with B they would make that my nickname.

Hey flyingwombat, your avatar pic looks familiar...

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #49099
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So I was out ridding the cow trails today (this is western Kansas), and wasn't paying close attention to where I was going Ended up picking up some barbed wire and warped it around my speedo drive and cracked it to pieces :( anybody want to get rid of one before I head to ebay? I'd rather some one here get my money.

thanks
Which part do you need? #14, box assembly? I should have one. Do you need cable too?

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...7186#sch544347
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #49100
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Hey flyingwombat, your avatar pic looks familiar...



heheh

dang that's a big box!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #49101
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I mounted up my RSW Racing triple clamp for CRF forks today... I got his steering damper mount also and I have an older Scotts damper that looks to be in good shape. I don't have the correct link arm for it yet BUT it appears that the damper is reaching its limit before the lower triple steering stop hits the frame steering stop. This seems bad to me because the damper and mounting is going to take the full force of a crash rather than the steering stops. There's a tiny loss of turning radius but I don't care much about that.

Anyone else have this same setup?

Should I:
- do nothing and ride it
- extend the steering stops
- get a new damper
- ???
You dont want the damper acting as a steering stop. It will play hell on the damper over time. Get your stops fixed so there is a hard stop BEFORE the end of the damper sweep.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #49102
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Which part do you need? #14, box assembly? I should have one. Do you need cable too?

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...7186#sch544347
That's the one but I think Therealbigman has me covered. I appreciate the interest though!

thanks folks!
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #49103
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #49104
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Hey Prince-- is that the stock front rotor?
Bike looks Great in SUMO form, might get a new SUMO front fender.
I just ordered 17's on saturday
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #49105
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You dont want the damper acting as a steering stop. It will play hell on the damper over time. Get your stops fixed so there is a hard stop BEFORE the end of the damper sweep.
I guess I will either extend the steel stop on the frame or drill + tap the steering stops so that I can add a screw. It might even be close enough that I could put a hose clamp around the steering stops. We'll see...

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #49106
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heheh

dang that's a big box!
Yeah, it's big, but it is GREAT for commuting to school in the rain. Stick my books and lunch in there on the way to school, then stick my helmet and gloves in the box while I'm in class, then swap them when I leave.

It looks bigger in the pic than it really is. I don't even notice it on there when riding.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #49107
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Hey Prince-- is that the stock front rotor?
Bike looks Great in SUMO form, might get a new SUMO front fender.
I just ordered 17's on saturday
Thanks man. Yup stock rotor. Works fine for me. I want a sumo fender too but it's "winter" so it's going back to dual sport mode for desert time! Bike rolls good on 17's.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #49108
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I mounted up my RSW Racing triple clamp for CRF forks today... I got his steering damper mount also and I have an older Scotts damper that looks to be in good shape. I don't have the correct link arm for it yet BUT it appears that the damper is reaching its limit before the lower triple steering stop hits the frame steering stop. This seems bad to me because the damper and mounting is going to take the full force of a crash rather than the steering stops. There's a tiny loss of turning radius but I don't care much about that.

Anyone else have this same setup?

Should I:
- do nothing and ride it
- extend the steering stops
- get a new damper
- ???
Don't get rid of the old scotts damper. I have one that was made in 99. It is suggested that its serviced every 3 to 4 years. last week I sent mine in. It was suggested that I get a new valve because of all the wear on it. When I get it back it works good as new every time. the service only cost $35-55.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:36 AM   #49109
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Question I have a question about how different tire sizes affect gearing?

I'm going to be switching from a 120/90/18 Sedona rear tire to a 120/100/18 Pirelli Scorpion XC Mid Hard. There seems to be a big diff in sizing between the 2 brands, the Pirelli looks substantially wider and taller than the Sedona.....how much will that affect my gearing? I'm also going from stock 15/45 gearing to 14/45......I hope the bigger tire doesn't eat up all my gearing change and put me back at stock , that would kinda defeat the whole purpose of the sprocket change.....
Any feedback from you guys who have played with tire sizes would be great
Thanks in advance for any info
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #49110
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tires wear down fast, especially knobs...so you have a "gearing change" by the time you wear out the life of the tread...since its gradual you dont notice it immediately

by the time I wear out my knobs I lose some topspeed...thats all I notice as well as the obvious loss of traction...

I would just compare how the bike feels before the gearing swap...then change front sprockets

lastly

not all tires are labeled or sized equally meaning a 110 maxxis might be the same size as a 130 t63 for example...

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