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Old 06-23-2009, 11:41 AM   #6946
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:54 AM   #6947
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ooooh goodies!

I use the temp stick and the oil plugs as well

does that brace require any fork disassembly?
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:23 PM   #6948
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I'm reading now and from the looks of it, Yes. But I don't understand at this point... still only on second page of 16 :p
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:30 PM   #6949
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front fender has to be cut too.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:34 PM   #6950
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hmmmmm ... it looks like they've changed the design of the Temp. dipstick by making it round instead of bolt shaped and have put a rubber seal on the face (which it REALLY needed).

I wonder if the round one will fit with a Scott's steering Damper (the bolt shaped one doesn't)?
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #6951
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would you like a different picture of it?
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:55 PM   #6952
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would you like a different picture of it?
I wouldn't mind seeing it upside down (looking down the needle part to the underneath of the actual gauge part). The reason I'd like to see that view is because on the old ones they were prone to having oil enter the gauge from where the needle goes into it ... I'm wondering since they've put a rubber seal on the face, have they put one on there also?

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Old 06-23-2009, 01:00 PM   #6953
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Give me a min or three and I'll snap a few pics, I already put it on the bike and had the temps up to 175 lol.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:27 PM   #6954
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #6955
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kind of a bummer on the fork brace, the extra effort to install it I mean

the superbrace supposedly bolts right up...but it's $70 more and doesn't look as good as the one you have there

definitely looks like v2.0 of the dipstick, I think mine is like your new one there

the wimpy oil mark wore off on mine right away, so I just use the stock one for checking and ride with the temp stick
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:34 PM   #6956
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Thanks Rob!

It doesn't look like there's a visible seal there (it may be up inside though). I also noticed that the end of the "needle" part is squared off now, whereas before it was more needle shaped. After seeing it installed on your bike it also looks like the gauge face is smaller than the old one, which is good because it most likely won't interfere with the Scott's Damper now.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:36 PM   #6957
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kind of a bummer on the fork brace, the extra effort to install it I mean

the superbrace supposedly bolts right up...but it's $70 more and doesn't look as good as the one you have there
I've got a Superbrace on my bike. It only takes about 10 minutes to install and doesn't require any modifications to the stock forks (seals, etc.) and even has a little ridge in the top to clamp your fork boots (stock or neoprene) to.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #6958
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Have any pictures of your fork brace? installed?
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:04 PM   #6959
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I've got a Superbrace on my bike. It only takes about 10 minutes to install and doesn't require any modifications to the stock forks (seals, etc.) and even has a little ridge in the top to clamp your fork boots (stock or neoprene) to.
I always thought the split design that allows for the superbrace to bolt right up was easily their strongest selling point, which I guess is why their product can command a higher price in that market

some of the superbraces look great btw, I just like the chrome ones better and I think they sell only the black one for the XRL
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #6960
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Have any pictures of your fork brace? installed?
Here's a couple I have on hand, there not real closeup views though.



Here's one from the front.


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