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We're for real. Pretty tight squad around here.
Right on. I appreciate all the help, from you and Chris. Good info for other newbies coming up going through the same things that I am.
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He's the real deal...depending on what you end up needing. I'd send the stuff to Reuben in Moorseville for a simple refresh, or send the stuff to DanQ for a rebuild.

Meister is a good dude...he was just up here helping me out with a few things. We give each other a lot of shit around here, but if you need something, you aren't going to get a much better group of guys
Awesome! I'm lovin it guys!

I just sent Reuben an email about getting my bike to him and having him go through everything and set it up. I'm looking forward to his response. Did you say he did all your suspension stuff, or did I dream that?
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Right on. I appreciate all the help, from you and Chris. Good info for other newbies coming up going through the same things that I am.
The first time I met chris I was bolting on all his Ohlins sweetness the day before a track weekend. He'll tell you the story some day.

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Right on. I appreciate all the help, from you and Chris. Good info for other newbies coming up going through the same things that I am.
We were all newbies once...I was not long ago...still learning

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Awesome! I'm lovin it guys!

I just sent Reuben an email about getting my bike to him and having him go through everything and set it up. I'm looking forward to his response. Did you say he did all your suspension stuff, or did I dream that?
you dreamed it...he Will do my refreshes but I've only redone them once and I wanted to change my TTX to a MKII so I sent it all back to Ohlins USA for the work.

Jason did the install back in '11...and yes, I'll tell you the story some day

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haha cool guys! I look foward to some track days with you two! I'm pretty amped about it. Still kinda nervous about my bike though...
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haha cool guys! I look foward to some track days with you two! I'm pretty amped about it. Still kinda nervous about my bike though...
just have to bring it up and we'll go through it.....Jason will help you get a baseline for your suspension....and go from there. If you have a good set of tools, I could run down your way sometime as well if you don't have a way to get your bike up here short of riding it.

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just have to bring it up and we'll go through it.....Jason will help you get a baseline for your suspension....and go from there. If you have a good set of tools, I could run down your way sometime as well if you don't have a way to get your bike up here short of riding it.
Just name the time and I'll find a way to get it there.
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Just name the time and I'll find a way to get it there.
do you have all the parts you're adding (chain, clipons, etc)? May as well just make a day of it and change all that stuff out. Not like its a rush at the moment so making 1 trip would make sense

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Be easier to bring it here. I've got a few tools.

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Looks like you guys will get him in the right direction.

Meister37: I know the dead dinosaur fluid is probably beyond crap at this point, but see what the numbers say. If the springs are close, those forks will dial. If not, give me a shout. Wasn't looking to do anymore work this year so I can get a few sets of my own done, but if I can help I will.


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Looks like you guys will get him in the right direction.

Meister37: I know the dead dinosaur fluid is probably beyond crap at this point, but see what the numbers say. If the springs are close, those forks will dial. If not, give me a shout. Wasn't looking to do anymore work this year so I can get a few sets of my own done, but if I can help I will.
I'm trackin. Figure we see what the springs tell us and go from there. 05 is a great year so I'm sure he'll be just fine.

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do you have all the parts you're adding (chain, clipons, etc)? May as well just make a day of it and change all that stuff out. Not like its a rush at the moment so making 1 trip would make sense
I've got the sprockets on, the chain just needs to be riveted on. But I'm waiting on the chain adjusters to get here.

I start a new job this coming sunday so I'll be making a little more money. Could take a few weeks though before I have everything I really need.
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I've got the sprockets on, the chain just needs to be riveted on. But I'm waiting on the chain adjusters to get here.

I start a new job this coming sunday so I'll be making a little more money. Could take a few weeks though before I have everything I really need.
you wont' be riding soon anyway..I'd say just wait for the stuff to get in and we can go from there...maybe over the holidays or right after.

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you wont' be riding soon anyway..I'd say just wait for the stuff to get in and we can go from there...maybe over the holidays or right after.
Screw that, We always do it the night before a track day, with bailing wire, duct tape and zip ties.

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you wont' be riding soon anyway..I'd say just wait for the stuff to get in and we can go from there...maybe over the holidays or right after.
Sounds good to me man. I'm not in a rush. Just let me know whenever.
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Screw that, We always do it the night before a track day, with bailing wire, duct tape and zip ties.
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Night before is VERY common...zip ties...yep, bailing wire...yep, and duct tape has come in handy a few times

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Night before is VERY common...zip ties...yep, bailing wire...yep, and duct tape has come in handy a few times
lol I can dig it
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Sounds good to me man. I'm not in a rush. Just let me know whenever.
txt me when you have enough that you are ready for a good install day and we'll figure out when is best

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