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Old 05-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #14131
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:39 AM   #14132
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High guard and brake line route

I just converted my 990 to high guard and notice that one of you runs the brake lines inside the forks, the other outside. Is there a risk of the tyre eating the lines on the inside or, is there a risk of snagging bushes when run on the outside?

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #14133
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I just converted my 990 to high guard and notice that one of you runs the brake lines inside the forks, the other outside. Is there a risk of the tyre eating the lines on the inside or, is there a risk of snagging bushes when run on the outside?

I've used the guide wires mounted on the brakes to keep the cables tight to the inside of the forks - haven't had any issues at all with tire interference so far, but will have to keep an eye on the guides. I've butchered the stock fender to produce fork guards, so don't have as comprehensive a coverage as Beema Killa with his 690-adapted covers, so he's routed a little differently as a result. In general, I end up in enough bush and scrub that I don't want the lines exposed on the outside - works for me, but everyone has their own application and decision drivers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #14134
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I just converted my 990 to high guard and notice that one of you runs the brake lines inside the forks, the other outside. Is there a risk of the tyre eating the lines on the inside or, is there a risk of snagging bushes when run on the outside?
We both run 'em inside the forks. Just differently due to difference in fork guards. Don't run them on the outside! You need to use the fork to protect them. If you look at mine you'll see mine are actually close to the rim(low) and then strapped to fork guards in a way they arc away from the rubber and up by the fender. Doing this means the only way for the rim to grab the lines is if you taco a wheel and the rim sidewall grabs them. I spent quite awhile finally deciding on this routing and after many rides where full travel has been utilized constantly, happy to report that speedo and brake lines are intact with no signs of wear!

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #14135
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We both run 'em inside the forks. Just differently due to difference in fork guards. Don't run them on the outside! You need to use the fork to protect them. If you look at mine you'll see mine are actually close to the rim(low) and then strapped to fork guards in a way they arc away from the rubber and up by the fender. Doing this means the only way for the rim to grab the lines is if you taco a wheel and the rim sidewall grabs them. I spent quite awhile finally deciding on this routing and after many rides where full travel has been utilized constantly, happy to report that speedo and brake lines are intact with no signs of wear!

Happy trails dude!
I run mine on the inside, and added some zip-ties to the fork legs where they meet the fork tube to make sure they refrain from flexing inwards towards the tire under compression and also to prevent chaffing of the line against the tube. 3yrs now, it's worked great.

I think Pyndon and others run them on the outside without much issue, but I suppose the worry is snagging the lines in that config...
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:55 AM   #14136
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Great thanks - I'll leave them on the inside.

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I run mine on the inside, and added some zip-ties to the fork legs where they meet the fork tube to make sure they refrain from flexing inwards towards the tire under compression and also to prevent chaffing of the line against the tube. 3yrs now, it's worked great.

I think Pyndon and others run them on the outside without much issue, but I suppose the worry is snagging the lines in that config...
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:37 AM   #14137
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:46 AM   #14138
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:49 AM   #14139
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:43 AM   #14140
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:02 AM   #14141
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we had the same theme in German LC8-Forum;

there is a chance to flamme it or something lika that or you have to seal them cost about 200.
http://www.tanksiegel.de/ (sorry only german )

it's also possible to make designs with sticker (on this pic it was made with 3M scotchcal 85)

What's the name/brand of the soft bags? Thanks
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #14142
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #14143
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Is that red or looks deceiving in the photo?

Nice bike!
It's orange Geek. Just the lighting.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #14144
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[QUOTE=viola-tor;18749555]Ha ha! Love the skid! [/QUOTE

should have seen the one when I left....LOL
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #14145
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I was headed the other way and thought I could ride it out. LOL guess not....
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