Slash 2

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by danedg, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. kixtand

    kixtand Long timer

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    A '54 would be a /3, a significantly different machine from the Earls fork machines in many ways. By '54 the engines in the /3s were pretty much like the next gen machines--pre-/2s, if you will--but everything else is pretty much different than the pre-/2s, or /2s for that matter.
  2. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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  3. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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  4. bomberdave

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    suddenly i hunger for more time off
  5. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Suddenly, I hunger for Christina Hendricks. Well, not that suddenly.

    Wait, what were we talking about?
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  6. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    YOU....were talking about this. I wasn't sure who she was so I googled her....

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    I really think you should step AWAY from the TV.....
  7. bmwloco

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    +1 on the solo seats; I have 'em front and rear. Passengers love the handle.
  8. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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  9. danedg

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  10. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    As seen elsewhere;

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  11. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Whatcha got there Dude? I saw another shot of 'em on a trailer. What's with the valve covers?:lurk
  12. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    That's a VW engine in that one.

    Check back on the thread to see more pics! :D
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    I noticed my shock assembly seemed floppier than usual, so I pulled the bottom off and found this....
    I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like in real life...
    The receiver is fine. I ASSUMED it was alubidium or something...but it's prolly steel. I have no clue as to what the shock base is made of. But it's been ground off. It looks like somebody put NeverSieze on the threads....
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    Why would this happen?
  14. P B G

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    Kind of looks like corrosion or galling of some variety took down the peaks of the threads.

    Are the materials of the receiver different than those of the threads?
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    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  17. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    no love for the highpipe- ive burnt too many sleeping bags,rainsuits and girlfriends with 'em.

    i could fab you up a cooler pipe than that anywayz...
  18. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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  19. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Dan

    I've been told by SEVERAL sources that actually have credibility (you know... as in... not like me) who say DO NOT put anti-seize on the threads of the shocks.

    Supposedly there is a large enough experience base of the shock cartridges being able to unscrew themselves and once it gets down to a small enough number of threads, it just starts shearing them off.

    The lowers with the silent bloc inserts are steel. Maybe you could clean it and re-install. Maybe it became unscrewed enough prior to shear that it has sufficient good threads left. Install it dry.


    FWIW, I anti-seized as well before somebody told me, but I haven't ridden it yet, so I'll just check every thousand miles or so.
  20. danedg

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    When was anybody gonna tell me?????!!!!!!
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