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Old 09-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #80911
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The DR forks are even better then the Zokes on my 610 which also were like two 2x4's.
I'm not a fan of Marzochi forks that's for sure.
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BTW, I'll up your 2x4 and raise a 4x4! Like solid rods in the rocks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #80912
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The link you sent does not contain anything called a "Vice Grip".

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:32 PM   #80913
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The link you sent does not contain anything called a "Vice Grip".

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oh I get it.





I guess you do merit the ignore button after all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #80914
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What is a vice grip?

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Derek
Good lord man give it fucking a break!

They are spelling it vice grip vrs the correct viSe grip...yet everyone knows it was a spelling error and understands the point here none the less.

Your post is gonna cause 2 pages of arguing now and it's useless to the DR community!
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #80915
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No it's not.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #80916
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No it's not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y.

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #80917
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Those F800 things they call suspension forks are "Zokes". The big problem is not only are they crap but BMW spec'd them so they couldnt even be modified or improved and they hydro lock bad. To improve them you have to gut them. I tried everything there was in 08' when the bike was a new model to improve the fork. Not sure about now but then it was slim pickins.
The DR forks are even better then the Zokes on my 610 which also were like two 2x4's.
I'm not a fan of Marzochi forks that's for sure.


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My mistake ... I thought BMW were still using Showa forks on the F800GS.
Sorry. Some guys I know have done OK with the Marzochi Shiver forks. Mostly on Huskies and some Aprilias. But they ALL had them reworked ... I'm short on details.

Usually it's a Marzochi fork mated with a Sachs rear shock? I forgot what Shock the F800GS uses. Sachs? WP? ... or? I could find NO DATA on what the stock F800GS shock is.

F800GS guys I ride with Ohlins or Wilbur's. Most have sold off those bikes and gone either Tenere or KTM990.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #80918
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oh i get it.





i guess you do merit the ignore button after all.
+1
where can I find said ignore button?
Hope I spelled that right :P
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:25 PM   #80919
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You may want to get a combo breaker & press tool so you can easily drive a pin out when it's time to replace the chain. As others have said, it's really a good idea to use a rivet style link, so you may as well get a combo breaker, press & rivet tool.

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Derek
I haven't had any trouble with clips. I've also used the screw-type links without issue. They're very simple to install.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:42 PM   #80920
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+1
where can I find said ignore button?
Hope I spelled that right :P
Try this: Click on the screen name of the user you want to ignore and select "view public profile." Click on "user lists" and select "add to ignore list."
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:42 PM   #80921
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My mistake ... I thought BMW were still using Showa forks on the F800GS.
Sorry. Some guys I know have done OK with the Marzochi Shiver forks. Mostly on Huskies and some Aprilias. But they ALL had them reworked ... I'm short on details.

Usually it's a Marzochi fork mated with a Sachs rear shock? I forgot what Shock the F800GS uses. Sachs? WP? ... or? I could find NO DATA on what the stock F800GS shock is.

F800GS guys I ride with Ohlins or Wilbur's. Most have sold off those bikes and gone either Tenere or KTM990.
Your correct. Marzochi fork Sachs shock combo on the F800. But not the Shiver unfortunately. Neither on the 610. What they did ask Marzochi to build though was an obvious cost cutting piece of crap. The Sachs shock could be used for an anchor. Lol



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Old 09-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #80922
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Hey, Derek, one time I broke a cable and had to use vice grips to work the choke on my BST40 carb...
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #80923
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If it wurnt for Motolab I woodn't come hear near as much.

He raises the bar and sturs the pot.

Informashun, egeucation and frestration.


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Old 09-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #80924
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Hey, Derek, one time I broke a cable and had to use vice grips to work the choke on my BST40 carb...
I just snorted...


Krusty, you are my kind of ass hole.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #80925
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Well, sitting here at the pub after trying for 45 min to get the master link on with the washer method, I am giving in and buying a chain tool.
Looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WJEIZM/...SIN=B000WJEIZM
This is what I have.

http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-...pro+chain+tool


I know with mine you have to work at it to get the proper rivet peen. I am not sure you could do it with that cheap one. It takes quite a bit of force to peen them. The pin press part comes in handy for taking the old ones apart as well.
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