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  1. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    :lol3 , I like that. Pretty much on the money , but thankfully there are those who push beyond that mindset. These are the people I would gladly share a fireside ale with.
    I still recall the 'good old days' here when a question's first response would generally be " fuck off and search ".


    Groucho Marx in a telegram to the Friar's Club of Beverly Hills , "Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member".




    Have fun Dave.

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  2. Andrew2

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  3. ked

    ked Been here awhile

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    now you've done it!:eek1

    ked :rofl
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  4. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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    Nothing bad intended in that,just the truth for all of us.Nothing can hurt or annoy you unless you let it.Easier said than done though:nod.Back to my cave now:lol3.


    Cheers
    A2
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  5. ked

    ked Been here awhile

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    don't go back in your cave, i am just a funning ya.

    i recently met DB and i was really just kidding with him

    ked:wave

    ps: I love that story. i have told it many times.
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  6. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Damn, thanks for killing my last vestige of hope :rofl
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  7. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    That's pretty much on the ball. It's the same in here as anywhere else. Read/listen a lot and take out of it what you need or think is right. Read enough and you'll eventually be able to work out the gold from the quartz.
    There really is more gold too, just takes a little while to find it.
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  8. team sleaz

    team sleaz n00b

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    Hmm,Well there was no intrenet when I built my first one , I looked at a couple and thought i'll give it a go,(SL350honda) I made it a bit on the heavy side!! Next one was much better and so on. Still doing it.The best part was learning to drive them,I just rode it out of drive and onto road!! WOW!! I asked a lot of people a lot of questions and used the info I thought was for me. The man who never made a mistake never made anything. Regads, Sleaz
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  9. boyd32450

    boyd32450 Dirt Newbie

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    LOL this is true but we have made all the same mistakes first:D
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  10. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Experience is being able to recognize a mistake the second time you make it.
    And I speak from experience.
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  11. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    "Try to be more informed and not just opinionated"
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  12. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    I like what you say Elmer,but thry may be our only builders in the US but they should also buiold something you can trust..The guys who built mine haven't put much trust in there builds and bcking what they build.Thats why I'm having mine rebuilt this winter by a company I can trust so my wife and I can travel safely.I agree don't like bashing people,but on the other hand I do believe in warning people about bad craftmanship.also I will praise those that do me right..
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  13. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Burt
    I'm sure there's someone in Bush or Walkers administrations saying you know for one man he's sure allot of trouble :lol3:lol3:lol3
    You and your welder may want to try this :http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786238&page=3&highlight=dedone
    Or we can over here, you can just shorten the A frame as much as your trail reducer moved the ball joint and your forks will be in the stock position and you front will come up a bit. I have an A frame that's 3/4" shorter waiting if the trail reducer you have moved it 3/4".DB
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  14. MIXR

    MIXR Been here awhile

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    I feel the pain on this one. I did all the research and examined all the options, but just didn't have the build expertise or equipment to do the job myself. So I asked around and ended up paying the premium for a recognised builder to do the job for me. I had the money at the time, but not the build time or workshop or welding skills. Yep - I paid for quality and got ............ ?

    It came at great cost, and was built to a specific set of design criteria. It failed first ride. It was riddled with defects and shoddy workmanship. A year on, it failed a second time and further defects came to light. It ended up in a semi-legal dispute and I got a full refund of my purchase costs mid this year. Someone else is going through the same thing with the same guy.

    So what do you do? If you listen to the 'experts' you'll go to a reputable builder. I did. I got burned. It's clear (to me) that the build volume dictates how good an outfit will be. Either that, or just plain passion for the build and prior experience in working out what works and what doesn't.

    You have a couple of quality volume builders in the USA. We don't, so we rely on people with a small-scale passion for their work. Some of them are very, very good. I've seen their work. It's what I should have done, but I was convinced otherwise by well-meaning people. Those people have gone very quiet given the outcome I had.

    I'm sure that even the big builders in the USA have had the odd 'mistake', or dud. But they seem to stand by their product and admit it, and fix it. My bloke was in denial! It was all my fault, apparently. Yeah. Sure. Day one, less than 80 kms and a weld fails. I don't think so.

    I know that I can get a quality (durable and safe) build done here in Australia, and at a sensible price. 'Names' have been suggested, but I'm a bit gun-shy these days. It's harder to claim against a friend who does a build than a company when it goes wrong. You would have become 'friends' with a backyard builder to get a job done, even if he was a complete stranger when you started. It's a risk I won't take.

    Good luck in your deliberations. You won't know the answer until you do it, in whatever way it looks like it might work best for you. All I can say is that doing your homework is good, but may still backfire. Cheers, Mick.
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  15. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    I agree with what you say,but here in USA we have people that won't admitt to there shitty work.Then on the other hand we have abuilder who willnot only help evn if it isn't there build. But will give all the help you need..I'm in the same place. You call the one who built my rig,all you get is "oh that happens" or Sorry nothing we can do about it". I'm done with that shit. I'm going to the Good Guy having it redone..Good luck in the land down under..:freaky
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  16. DirtThumper

    DirtThumper Bug protein and grit

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    Central Cow Hampshire
    Woof!
    I'm sneaking on here because my human is trying to stick a hack to his Honda GL500 for ME! Thanks for providing noobs like him a source of info...all kinds of info... good bad and the ugly and of course the beautiful. If we didn't get to the beautiful or bitchin end product, we would never get anything done!

    Keep it real.

    Woof!
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