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Old 04-15-2017, 07:47 PM
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Yep, it's a slow one as I struggle to find time between work and family commitments, and most my my shed time is spent keeping my kids bikes prepped properly now they're doing a bit of racing

Spent ages thinking about making up a different bracket for the trailtech /GG computer to use the bolt hole on the top of the Yamaha clamp that's used for the front number plate, but in the end I reluctantly decided to tap a M6 hole in the front to mount it up the same way as the GG

I haven't drilled and tapped a hole for ages, but this went well thankfully






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Old 05-17-2017, 06:02 AM
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Getting closer now. The wheel spacers turned up a few weeks ago courtesy of a generous forum member on Dirtbikeworld



Also decided to leave my CC fork education for another day and just sent them off to my local tuner for servicing and setting up to his off-road spec.

Plan B was to just fit them up and ride and get some feel for how they behaved, but luckily I didn't go with this path as one of the piston assemblies had come apart, but not yet caused any internal damage.

I don't have any info on the valving which is fair enough as this is his business, and his rates are reasonable. Forks are in hand now, so I'm hoping to fit this all together as soon as I get some decent shed time
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:32 AM
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A new challenge is that the triple clamp now contacts the radiator guards before full rotation of the forks, and before it would get anywhere near where my bump stops would be on the frame

By best estimates I should get another cm or two of rotation.





First thought is to bend the guard inward where the triple hits it, as you can see some trailside damage has already pushed it in i another area in the foreground of the photo
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A new challenge is that the triple clamp now contacts the radiator guards before full rotation of the forks, and before it would get anywhere near where my bump stops would be on the frame

By best estimates I should get another cm or two of rotation.

First thought is to bend the guard inward where the triple hits it, as you can see some trailside damage has already pushed it in i another area in the foreground of the photo
Why not trim the offending part? That far inboard shouldn't be too exposed to trail debris, since those are just mud guards at that point. Shouldn't be any structural issue with giving them a light trim to relieve any rubbing or fouling issues.
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Why not trim the offending part? That far inboard shouldn't be too exposed to trail debris, since those are just mud guards at that point. Shouldn't be any structural issue with giving them a light trim to relieve any rubbing or fouling issues.
I had to trim mine up, it's worked out fine with no issues.
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Why not trim the offending part? That far inboard shouldn't be too exposed to trail debris, since those are just mud guards at that point. Shouldn't be any structural issue with giving them a light trim to relieve any rubbing or fouling issues.


I think you're right - just always hesitant doing irreversible changes, but I'm close to getting this all together now. They're pretty strong guards so they should be ok
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