Sick bike. Personally, id go for a front brake as well, but that is just me.
If you had the money, i'd suggest a sherman jumper, but if not then dont worry about it. Oh, and no offence dude, but I think 12 pictures was a little bit on the excessive side.
Guys, It's easy to drop the forks to 80mm! Get the kit from Marz. for $40, bosh it in, and add a little extra 10mm of the tube you cut off from the top (this'll make sense once you get the kit). The forks can be adjusted down to any height in theory, it just depends on the amount of tube you use. Stock the kit allows 110 or 90mm.
It's really easy actually. I'm no meachanic type, I've only taken my fork apart once before, so I thought it would be rocket science. My friend, who's a mechanic descibed how he did and it took me no time to do.
- Take the fork apart.
- There are to spacers in the dampening rods. In my DJ3 one was 20mm and one was 22 mm long. I wanted to lower my fork from 110 to 80= 30mm. So the spacers should be 30mm longer (you can set it at 60 or whatever length that way). To make new spacers you use a handlebar. The part where you hold is 22.2mm diameter and fits perfectly into the fork. So I cut one spacer at 52mm and one at 50mm.
- Then you must shorten the springs. In my case 30mm. I used a grinder, to make it even and straight. It's not pretty, but that's ghetto .
That's it! Reassemble and run oil at previous height.
Yeah, I did use your directions, they really helped. Thanks! Instead of Handle bars, I used the spacers from marzocchi. (I don't have a spare set of bars laying around, and my current ones can't go any shorter) so that was $10. My fork is almost brand new, so I drained the oil into a sterile container, and re-used it. (it was very clean when it came out) It wored out well though.
I'm going with K-RADs, I just ordered em tonight, I've had ok success with the 26" version, so a least I know what I'm getting witht the 24".
I have every thing I need now, just waiting for one more paycheck then I'm ordering my fall guy frame. I can't wait.
Rainer, sorry, the Chicago comment was a (lame) attempt at some humor on my part... Back in the day (!), people who ran their bars forward like that were refered to running their bars "Chicago Style". Cool bike regardless man.
I'm surprized you can't bunnyhop higher with the 24's versus the 26's... Maybe just new to the bike and don't have the pull perfected yet?
One of the guys at our shop used to run a 170mm DC fork on his Scab. That is until the HT snapped completely off and he stacked super hard on a trail. I'd pull that fork off ASAP and get back within the specified range of 80-110mm.