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Old 08-09-2018, 04:26 AM
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Having ridden it a couple times now, I'm liking it more and more.

I'm still uncertain if I have standard front springs or not, and some guides say I should have 20/60 sag up front, and others say 30/80!!!

Either way, I'm liking it at the moment, and next month I think I shall buy a pair of 0.5N/mm springs, so I can put 1 in and try the middle ground out as well.

Riding wise. I've stiffened the whole bike up and everything feels smoother than ever!!!

Having ridden friends KTMs (300 exc, 350f exc, 350f xc, 525 exc) they always amazed me how they felt as though they floated, so mega plush. Then I rode a shitter 125 klx and the front end felt the same!!! Basically super soft like trials forks. Most of these bikes had been revalved for endurocross, either way in my eyes and for my riding they seemed WAY soft, but still better than my Shiver 45's (which I had revalved by a local expert, bought another set that had been revalved by a northern expert, and even made my own base valves, and still thought they were shit).

So yes, against the KTMs these forks feel a little bit harsh when travelling mega slow over roots and all the other undulations in the ground you expect after a half decent heat wave, but Christ! When I'm hitting things at full force, like a hill climb with roots poking out left right and centre, the bike just coasts up, no bouncing, no wallowing, no harsh wrist braking jolts. Just smooth!

So personally, besides playing with the springs a little, I will leave them for now, maybe I will want to look at valving after my next enduro, but I think that'll be a while off at the moment!


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Awesome. Yeah that's pretty much how I felt. But there's better to come.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:55 PM
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I feel like such a cliche
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Embarrassing. I'll deflect the shame with a time honoured Internet distraction technique.

Look I think you need to be running Amsoil 2.9 weight fork oil mixed 200:1 with used dishwater or your crazy.

(grammar mistake intentional)
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Did you know less 2 stroke produces 4 stroke?

I know it's true because my friend who is an uncle works with a guy who works for a supermarket that sells 3 stroke.
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Did you know less 2 stroke produces 4 stroke?

I know it's true because my friend who is an uncle works with a guy who works for a supermarket that sells 3 stroke.
I am sure that was funny because I am still laughing but think it lost something in the translation from UK English to US English.
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I thought American English was just forgetting letters and replacing 'fuck'n' with 'god damned'...
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Those are a couple of the many divergent colloquialisms.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:02 AM
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Righty! First day at the Motocross track on these boingers, and christ they're good!!!! I used to trail behind my mates getting beaten to hell by the bike. Today after the first half hour I was front of the lot and could do double the laps they were. And they're all on far younger KTMs than my 06 gasser! Normally I'd get home feeling destroyed and pissed off with the bike, but I barely feel tired and absolutely love it!

Will need to revalve the rear shock though, I'm 1 clicker off full firm and it feels so much better!

So uh.. anybody want to buy some second hand marzocchis?
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