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Large men on Yeti 303's: Good idea/bad idea?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DirtMcGirk, Apr 8, 2008.

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Whales on 303's: Thoughts?

  1. You need more Bacon

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  2. This bike is meant for skinny kids who shave everything

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  3. Poop more, eat less

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  4. You should be fine

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  1. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I found a used 07 303 for sale.

    How are they for the large mammal set?
    I'm 234 as of this morning.
    I am a plow.
    But my wife and mom tell me I am man pretty.

    I'd set up the rest of the components to be gravity resistant, but as I have no first hand fat knowledge of this bike, what are your thoughts?
     
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  2. bpatterson6

    bpatterson6 Turbo Monkey

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    Do it if it's a deal. I ride a medium and I'm about 6' 215lbs.
    303's are sweet. This will be my second full season on mine.
    Enjoy!
     
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    bike is designed to plow, go for it.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    You should be good. There's a d00d I remember racing at platty who was like 6 and a half feet tall with a hefty weight to match (wasn't fat, but definitely had to be over the 200lb mark) and he loved it.


    And yes, eat more bacon.
     
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  5. Ian Collins

    Ian Collins Turbo Monkey

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    it is a big strong and rather heavy bike....get it......its alot cooler than a v10.....are you concerned with being too tall for the bike?....that would be something to worry about.....make sure it fits you.....

    if you're worried about being too burly for the bike, then stop worrying....you should have been worried about that V10 but not the yeti...
     
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  6. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I'm 5'10"-ish, so being too tall has never been an issue for me.

    Let me see if I can get a quick trail ride on it before I beg and steal the amount needed.
     
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  7. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    I'm 6'2" 210+ and ride like a monkey humping a football... and have never had any problems with my 303 because of my size or otherwise.

    A fella on our team is easily in the 250+ range with all his gear on, and this will be his second season on the same 303 with no troubles.

    Getting the correct spring rate for your weight is going to make a HUGE difference in how she rides. I would guess at your weight you'll want a 600 or a 650 in the rear to get the proper sag without pre-loading the H-E-double-hockey-sticks out of that thing and it'll ride like a champ. I run a 550 on mine (stock on the L is 500) and the sag is perfect, but I'm considering a 600 after riding the dude on our team's bike with a 650 and liking it pretty well.

    I say go for it... and eat some more bacon for crying out loud.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    303 are built tough. I agree with what others have said. You should have been more worried about the V10 than this one.

    Get it and make sure it is set up right for you.
     
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    #9 -   Apr 8, 2008
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    hey did you ever get the import taxing figured out for your bike?

    (sorry for the derail)
     
  11. Orfen

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    go for it...if it breaks you can always sue Yeti.
     
  12. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Products liability is actually how I make my money, so let's not make jokes.

    Yea, I think this is the solution.

    That bike of House's is a monster. Does he run over cars with it after he's done?
     
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    That would be me. Bike has performed great. I've had no unusual wear to the rails or cars, and pivots are tight as can be.
    I did switch up to the heaviest fox spring for the 40 and I'm running a 650# for the rear shock. I probably don't need quite that much rear spring, but it balances our the 40 nicely.
    Scott
     
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    skinny kid / shaved arms = 303.

    if you don't shave your arms on the daily, then you're not ready for the maintenance of the 303.





    not that i have any realworld experience with the bike, i'm just e-speculating.:biggrin:


    ...somebody had to rip on the 303.:cheers: it's probably a pretty sweet rig, i wouldn't worry about lack-of-burl.
     
  15. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I think this is the solution.

    Now where did I put my Glock and my ski mask, have to go jack a couple banks.

    Manimal, give me a running start on this one. Tubby fellow to tubby fellow, you know you can catch me, but I need a new rig. What would Lil say?
     
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  17. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Wait, when asking Manimal he told me they were one in the same.


    More lies from the man.
     
  18. demo 9

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    you will be able to beat the piss out of it with no worries. if u grease it and treat it well it will do the same
     
  19. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Can I use sex lube, or does it need to be something else?
     
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