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  1. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    How much do these sell for used? I can't find them anywhere. Do they even sell? Should I use it as a boat anchor?
     
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  2. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I have a rebuilt '02 on my race rig this year. I love it! One of my favorite forks for X-Treme riding.
     
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  3. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    I am trying to sell an 02, but I don't what it's worth. What did you pay? :spam:
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    LOL...ok you have earned some rep...D
     
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  5. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    wait what?
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    don't question it just accept it...like GWB:D
     
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    Dont worry, I dont get it either. :busted: Sooo, Im thinking your best option is an anchor. What kind of ship? I dont think it will hold an aircraft carrier, but its probably good to hold a destroyer or something like that.
     
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  8. Red Rabbit

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    Thinking about putting it on a little pit bike one of my friends have.
     
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  9. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I think it would make a great water pump...
     
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  10. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    Steve do you have any idea of what it may be worth?
     
  11. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Last one I saw on ebay went for $220 I think. I paid $350 for my frame/fork/cranks/stem/headset/guide/derailleur off CL last week.

    '03 GT DHi frame, '02 Monster T, GT Stem, Pig DH headset, MRP DHi guide, Truvativ Hussefelt cranks, XTR rear derailleur.

    Figure the fork was $50 for mine.
     
  12. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    if you can find one in good condition thats 02 or older they are one of the best forks ever. but the 03 and 04s weighed too much and didnt feel nearly as nice.
     
  13. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    I saw one go for about $250 on a Japanese auction site last week. I want to sell mine too.
     
  14. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    You should install that fork on a KTM enduro bike instead of a mountain bike.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    :rolleyes:

    That monster t was one of the greatest forks, i am actually planning on running the 02 monster i have sitting around this year for the dh season. Definately a great fork...go for it
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    are you really selling one? email me at william.kirk@gmail.com
     
  17. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    True, it's a great fork, but 12 lbs? Then again, that's the weight of a FOES fork too...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    The 2002 and older Monsters were much lighter than that, somewhere around 7-8 from memory. No lightweight for sure but for some people that feeling of indestructability they provide was just what they wanted.
     
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    Yep, older Monsters were around 8 lbs. I had two, one of the best feeling forks I've ridden.

    Now, the 2003-and after forks...those weighed 13 lbs and felt like crap.

    I sold mine for around $200.
     
  20. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    I stand corrected! How much travel did the 2002 have?
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    170-175mm, I can't remember exactly, something like that.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    it's not 12 lbs i just put mine on the scale it and it it was 8.9...

    the newest of the models suck though...
     
  23. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    175 is my recollection.

    i rocked one on my old Canfield F1, and it felt great with the Avy in the back. sure wasn't a light bike, however.

    (pre-avy:)

     
  24. SilentJ

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    175 is correct...

    I keep one as a spare fork and a few guys up here still rip pretty hard on them...we have a parts sharing program going so if anyone has a busted one or anything, let me know!

     
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    I agree about the $225 price. There isn't a huge demand for this kind of fork because people realize skill makes up for massive travel, but there is always someone who insists they need 10+ inches because they go "big".
     
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    This statement makes no sense in this thread.

    02 monster T has less travel than the big single crown forks.
     
  27. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    At about 9 pounds, it works well for me. I'm currently 260, but hope to be more like 235 by race season.

    Either way, a 9 pound fork bothers me very little. If I were a buck-o-five, I would run a Boxxer or something.
     
  28. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    9 lbs isn't bad, hell I think my Boxxer is 8. I was assuming that all Monsters were the weight of the newer ones - closer to 12.
     
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    I sold my 02 Monster T with 03 crowns and integrated stem for 300 a few years ago. That truly was a sweet fork, didn't really even notice the weight very much once you got going.
     
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    Whoops. I was thinking about the Super Monster.

    Still $225 seems reasonable. I sold a brand new Drop-off for $200 and that wouldn't made a good pogo-stick.
     
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    Thanks for the help. If it doesn't sell i am going to make a sick DH bike using a Orange Patroit frame.
     
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    Funny you should mention the Super Monster.
    I just sold the one I had to a kid in the Ukraine.

    14.5 lbs on the mail scale here at work :twitch:. 12" of travel. It was a behemoth. It was fun to tool around on for a little while. I wanted to make a bar hopper bike with it, but never got around to it.
     
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    i have one i am saving for a light weight mx bike
     
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    I wonder if you can still get seals for the '01-'02 monsters??...I doubt it...that might bring the price down even more...D
     
  35. loco-gringo

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    If you act now, QBP has 8 sets in stock.

     
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    you can get them from enduro fork seals
     
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    holy balls old school, i might pick one up for my 00' DHR to replace my tired DH3.... i've always loved the old school zocchi's... (98' super t FTW)
     
  38. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Seals are easy, spring kits are a bitch. Marzocchi had one x-heavy spring (not a set, one spring). I ended up getting a set of heavy's for an '03 and cut them down.

    The springs are the same id/od just a little long. Using the cut down heavy was about the same spring rate as the correct x-heavy, or at least my professionally calibrated "push down on the spring with your hand" tool seems to think so.
     
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    Interested in a 2004 WB DH2.0 that I can't seem to get to work right? No idea what's wrong with it and no interest in finding out...
     
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    i loved my '02 monster...best performing fork i ever had. of course, i ruined it with my 24x3 gazzis ;) oh man, the old days of bigger = better :rolleyes:
    if i had a bike for it to go on i'd buy your in a heartbeat but i think a monster would be overkill for my bottlerocket.