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    Yep rode 60mins from 2.30-3.30. Packed up just as it came down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rust View Post
    Went out today but as I pulled the front down with the ratchet straps the seal pissed out. Constant leak.
    unfortunately i am not surprised this happened next mate. Ive had shit luck with fork seals myself.
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    I have found good quality fork seals tend to last longer for me.

    Some of the cheap ebay shit where lucky to last a ride
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    The bikes only got 30 hours in 12 years and the seals havenít been done. I sussed out the SKF low friction wiper seals and will get our seal machine to spit out something similar. Stay tuned.
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    I've had good runs with the SKF stuff

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    Went out today but as I pulled the front down with the ratchet straps the seal pissed out. Constant leak. Went out anyway cause I wasnít going to miss damp tracks. It was fucking good. Went OTB when lost the front and low sided.
    Are you using a fork seal saver when you tie it down?
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    The SKF seals were originally designed by Economos which they bought out. The green material is called Ecopur thatís a modified thermoset polyurethane. We have our own version of this called Chesterton AWC800.

    Whatís the seal saver thingy?
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    One of these, lets you tie the bike in tight without over compressing the forks
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo510 View Post


    One of these, lets you tie the bike in tight without over compressing the forks
    Wicked, like it needed an excuse for another tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by JZK25 View Post
    Went for a ride with a big crew of MVDBR guys yesterday including Africa Twin guy. When he's following you through single trails it feels like you are being hunted down. He said if he goes hard it kills a tyre in one ride. The guy is mid 50s.
    That vid will be out this coming week.
    Old mate does a good video. Nice mix of shots. And throwing that AT around must be a hell of a workout.


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    I usually use a lump of wood, but have also used a brick, a rock, pavers and once, a coke bottle. It doesn't need to be anodized to work.

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    Good call. But everyone loves billet titanium.

    Might just get some 4x2 and get my son to hack out a semi-circle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rust View Post
    Wicked, like it needed an excuse for another tool
    i used a chunk of timber for a year before i splashed out $30 on a real one.

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    I used an old 1L air filter oil bottle until I bought a bike and the owner threw one of these in.

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    Yep I used a plastic one then a milk bottle until it too bounced down the road one trip. They help you tie the bike down more rigidly for sure. And for that reason good for long or particularly rough trips (might reduce spring sag in extreme circumstances?) but I'm sceptical they reduce fork seal wear.

    After all, aren't you compressing the forks hundreds or thousands of times each ride? Now I just pull the bike down firmly for almost all trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Likes Dirt View Post
    (might reduce spring sag in extreme circumstances?) but I'm sceptical they reduce fork seal wear.
    agreed.

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    I thought a Steeden was the standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Likes Dirt View Post
    Yep I used a plastic one then a milk bottle until it too bounced down the road one trip. They help you tie the bike down more rigidly for sure. And for that reason good for long or particularly rough trips (might reduce spring sag in extreme circumstances?) but I'm sceptical they reduce fork seal wear.

    After all, aren't you compressing the forks hundreds or thousands of times each ride? Now I just pull the bike down firmly for almost all trips.
    I don't think they are to stop wear, just stop leaving your front end compressed for an hour or two on the way to the trails.

    They also prevent the bike leaning over on the trailer around corners when you drive like a hoon. A mate had his bike lean over which resulted in one tie down unhooking at the trailer end and his bike getting towed along the road beside the trailer by the remaining tie down.
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    I thought their purpose was to tie them down tight so i can drive to the riding spot like a mad cunt without the straps coming loose?

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    Yep you gotta drive like a fuckhead when carting a dirtbike in the tray of your Ranger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    I thought their purpose was to tie them down tight so i can drive to the riding spot like a mad cunt without the straps coming loose?
    This^

    I fucked up on mine one time and threw it in in a rush. Flew out going into Deakin and the whole bike nearly flew off the trailer...

    They're like fuck all off the MXStore if you're after one. I think the Ballards ones with the pin in the middle of it (think supercheap auto axle stands) are around $50.
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    Forks are off getting serviced. Gonna go ride Mtb tomorrow. No motor no hope.

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    Good trails in the MVDBR vids! Must be the only place on this continent that isn't mostly dust and rocks!

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    Millsi bought the RM250x back so I upgraded to a 2016 KTM 300exc. Needs a new tyre then hit the forest.




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    Oh nice
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    Nice, would own. These are the last of the carbs?


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    You can still buy carb bikes in Aus.
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    You can't polish a turd but you can put 600hp in it and laugh your fucking arse off coming past someone sideways at Powercruise.

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    Sorry I mean the exc range


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    I thought their purpose was to tie them down tight so i can drive to the riding spot like a mad cunt without the straps coming loose?
    Quote Originally Posted by JZK25 View Post
    Millsi bought the RM250x back so I upgraded to a 2016 KTM 300exc. Needs a new tyre then hit the forest.




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    solid choice. that'll keep you on your toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JZK25 View Post
    You can still buy carb bikes in Aus.
    2018 model 250/300 was the last of the carby bikes

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    Hey any of you blokes wear mouth guards, seeing Dan Ric pop one out the other day made me think I should be?
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