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Old 04-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #47176
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #47177
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #47178
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #47179
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You can make a driver out of PVC pretty easy, you're not applying much force with one at all, so it's not a crucial component....although a good driver works just fine. You don't mash them at all, just push them till they stop moving.

Soak the seals in some fork fluid overnight before install and they go on a little smoother.

I bought a big cow-syringe from TSC and used some tubing on it to add/remove fluid to level them out, after finding out that if you pour a little too much in it's hard to micro-adjust. Has a lot of other uses around the shop too, handy.

Don't know if the video goes over cleaning all the parts, but I found it easy to use a big disposable cake pan filled with kerosene to clean stuff, and pour through the tubes and valves. Cuts the old oil lickety split.

Oh, and obviously do one fork at a time so if you fuck up you have a complete one to refer to for re-assembly.

And before you slid the seal over the tube,take a piece of seran wrap (or the plastic the seal came in) and put it over the top of the tube so that you don`t nick the seal putting it on. Smear a little bit of soap based lithum grease on the seal first.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:00 PM   #47180
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Isn't Scott doing a trip to Alaska this year?

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leaving June 9th, wanna go?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #47181
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leaving June 9th, wanna go?
Thought I saw some rumblings about it somewhere.

Not in the cards for me in the near future, Scott, but I wish I could. We have family in Anchorage, so I'll have to make the trip up there one way or another at some point.

Safe travels, hopefully we'll cross paths sometime this summer. Can't make it to RDV, but maybe the Laurel Fork spring gathering later this month. If you can make time in August, we will probably do another Ohio gathering this year.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #47182
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Yep, we were just discussing his current rear tire and fuel capacity for the ride up.
I think I'll probably replace the rear with another pilot street before I leave. I have a set of heidenau (SP) K60's waiting at adventure cycle works in Fairbanks so if the street tires are still worth it I'll ship them back
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #47183
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[QUOTE Can't make it to RDV, but maybe the Laurel Fork spring gathering later this month. If you can make time in August, we will probably do another Ohio gathering this year.[/QUOTE]

I'm using almost all my vacation time for the year on this trip so I can't go to Laurel Fork. I am going to RDV, but will be in Ak for the BYOB.
But if you do the Ohio gathering again this year I'll be there.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:44 PM   #47184
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I think I'll probably replace the rear with another pilot street before I leave. I have a set of heidenau (SP) K60's waiting at adventure cycle works in Fairbanks so if the street tires are still worth it I'll ship them back
Well you missed the excitement. After Sion arrived we played for a while and I got the KLR out and totally busted the chain.


I switched out the chain but still decided to take the KTM instead. The KLR just has TOO MUCH POWER!

We rode the train bed and got back to my place just before dark.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #47185
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You'll need a hex for bottom of the fork, too. I've got the fork fluid tool and the manual (paper and digital)
Shit, Mike you are going to have to take your left side handguard apart to get your allen wrench back now....
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #47186
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Need to make something like this http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-114-pegpacker.aspx
to carry some gas for going up the Haul road to Deadhorse
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #47187
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What kind of range do you get on a normal tank? Remember, the haul road will net you about your best possible economy; 50ish mph steady cruising. If I were to do it again, I'd just buy a gas can at Fairbanks Walmart and bungee it somewhere for the haul road, and pitch it (or donate it to someone) when I got back. There's no real need to deal with it for the whole trip, when you only need it for two days.

How much time do you have set aside for the trip?
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #47188
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Swing, great mt bike ride today. vivda, great to see you tonight and thank for the Guinness
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #47189
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What kind of range do you get on a normal tank? Remember, the haul road will net you about your best possible economy; 50ish mph steady cruising. If I were to do it again, I'd just buy a gas can at Fairbanks Walmart and bungee it somewhere for the haul road, and pitch it (or donate it to someone) when I got back. There's no real need to deal with it for the whole trip, when you only need it for two days.

How much time do you have set aside for the trip?
About the best I've gotten is around 42mpg I think I made it 190 miles once before the light came on. But recently in just riding to work I've only been getting about 34mpg. I'll put in new plugs and air filter before I go. I'm sure you're right that I'll get pretty good mileage on the haul rd. I don't imagine we'll be going much over 50mph.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #47190
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I got home about 1030, unloaded the bike and am now enjoying some wings and a beer...had a great time out at Casa Buildit...nice setup he got there...cool dogs too.

as for the railbed ride...awesome...totally loved it...for those of you who havent ridden it yet...go do it next time buildit offers to lead a ride...you'll have a great time.

as for the Colbert video...hysterical...thats GOTTA be one of our inmates here

and did yinz notice...Washington jumped the Delaware on an XR
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