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Old 06-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #1561
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Please more info about the handlebar?
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:59 PM   #1562
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Please more info about the handlebar?
ProTaper CR High. IS that enough? What more do you want?
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:03 PM   #1563
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Thanks is just the info I needed. Searching for handlebars, thought I would go for magura TX, but these look sweet aswell, and high enough.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:18 PM   #1564
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The issue, IIRC, was that the cost was somewhere north of 500 bucks for a custom robust milled billet aluminum triple.
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honestly....$500 doesn't sound that bad for a custom jobbie
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:19 PM   #1565
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The issue, IIRC, was that the cost was somewhere north of 500 bucks for a damn triple.
Oh Yeah! The old "way too much $$$" problem. I remember now.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:21 PM   #1566
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honestly....$500 doesn't sound that bad for a custom jobbie
It's way too much when the stock Yammie triple works just fine. Especially when you can buy the whole front suspension for less than $200 in Ebay. Why put $500 into a triple. Besides, I doubt if anyone here can even break a stock one, which might warrant $500 for a custom one.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:16 PM   #1567
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It's way too much when the stock Yammie triple works just fine. Especially when you can buy the whole front suspension for less than $200 in Ebay. Why put $500 into a triple. Besides, I doubt if anyone here can even break a stock one, which might warrant $500 for a custom one.
meh...i wouldn't trust it last long if you actually put the bike to use. that and spacer over the top bearing sound way to shade tree to me.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:22 AM   #1568
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Rob has more than put the machine to use probably more called abuse than use

The spacer is not a problem at all, look at the stock setup, note also that the post length seems different between year models on the Yamaha hence different people have needed different length spacers

In addition to the above, raising the height of the upper yoke provides clearance for the steering lock so 5 mm or so is necessary

All up it is a neat solid solution with a better bearing arrangement and a wider range of bearing availability especially the lower bearing height alternatives
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:33 AM   #1569
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Am I the only one that didn't need a spacer?
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:51 AM   #1570
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meh...i wouldn't trust it last long if you actually put the bike to use. that and spacer over the top bearing sound way to shade tree to me.


I have 1000"s of miles of DV, Baja, Mojave and Utah abuse that will easily prove you wrong, 95% dirt. Not just trails, but some of the gnarliest sand, ravines, hill climbs, and yes...whoops, whoops, whoops, and open desrt that anyone would ever hope to ride. I've also ridden John Bull trail and Gold Mountain. (Google it).

I'm not your typical Dakar rider, and anyone who has ridden with me, or seen me ride wonders why I didn't choose another bike for the type of riding I do. Well, I've ridden or owned most all of them at some point or another. And to tell you the truth, I own a Dakar because it's the toughest bike I've ever ridden that can also perform if set up correctly. I'm not going to put any old hunk of shit on my bike for the riding I do and the places I go. Have you ever been stuck out in Mojave, Utah or DV with broken crap. I have, and I don't want to again.

The YZ front end is one of the toughest made suspensions out there and some version of it has made it on almost every Yammie dirt bike for almost two decades, not to consider the other versions of it that have made it on many other bikes. Hands down there are more of these USD suspensions out there than any other, 10 fold. It's because they're tough. I would trust this suspension and triple over an Emig any day of the week simply due to the years and years of engineering and testing that have gone into it. How many has Emig built that aren't sitting on some guys show bike in his garage for all of his friends to stare at? yes they're pretty, but when it comes down to it, I'd be willing to bet that Emig has built 1 for every 10,000 built by KYB/Yammie.

It's simple, for $500 I'll buy three full set ups of YZ fronts with triples and brakes and never even touch the second one. You'll own one Emig triple, and I'll sell the rest of my parts and buy three kegs of NEWCASTLE and get drunk and laugh at you for buying that over priced, but pretty hunk of machined aluminum.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:56 AM   #1571
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I've also ridden John Bull trail and Gold Mountain. (Google it).
I rode John Bull when I was 13 - perhaps it's gotten a lot worse over the years. It was cake on a bike back then.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:05 AM   #1572
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I rode John Bull when I was 13 - perhaps it's gotten a lot worse over the years. It was cake on a bike back then.

Either you're kidding, mistaken or lying, which one is it?
John Bull is know as one of the toughest Jeep trails in California and not really advisable on any bike due to the drop offs, fallen trees and massive boulders the size of VW bugs that are strewn the whole length of the trail.

http://www.dirtopia.com/wiki/John_Bull_Trail
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:14 AM   #1573
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Yeah, I grew up in Southern California - parents had a place in Big Bear, was there nearly every weekend. The time we did John Bull we did it backwards, from the side opposite of the mine, so perhaps it was easier up. But I did it almost "no dabs" on a beat-to-shit 1974 TL250. I had only been riding a year. My dad was behind me on the TT500 - no issues for him either.

You really brought back memories though. I drove all of Gold Mountain in my Landcruiser before I had a driver's license too.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #1574
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Am I the only one that didn't need a spacer?
No, you're not the only one Mine was a 2002 YZ250 front end on a 2004 Dakar.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:31 AM   #1575
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No, you're not the only one Mine was a 2002 YZ250 front end on a 2004 Dakar.
The triples I bought off ebay were supposed to be 2003 but the only spacer I put in was between the top bearing and the KTM dust seal to keep the dust seal from rubbing on the top of the headtube. I used a 2mm x 1 1/8" spacer for spacing threadless headsets on bicycles - available at any bike shop. BTW- if you need spacers above the top triple, they are 1" - also available at most bike shops.
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