new 7.3, lower link installed wrong?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by engineerjoe, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. engineerjoe

    engineerjoe Chimp

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    I searched but didn't find anything - if this has been discussed, please point me in the right direction.

    Just picked up my new '05 Iron Horse 7 point 3 last night and I noticed that the bike wasn't using its full rear travel (limited at about 4"). The reason was b/c the lower link was installed incorrectly and it was contacting the frame during compression. Has anyone else seen this problem?

    I measured the travel again and it seems like I am only getting about 6" of travel before the link contacts the frame.

    Can some people post up some pics of their lower links (preferably from the non drive side)?

    I know there is a link upgrade available for the sunday; is there one for the 7 points? has the design changed since the 05 models?

    Thanks for the help.
     

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  2. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Call up IH, it's a well-known problem with the first batch of '05 7POINTs.
     
  3. engineerjoe

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    just called IH, they said they didn't know anything about it - "take it to a shop".
    are they giving me the runaround?
     
  4. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    lets see if ska todd chimes in as he works/ed for ironhorse and is very knowledgeable
     
  5. engineerjoe

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    I emailed them and got a better response. They're shipping me out a new lower link.

    hopefully that fixes it
     
  6. in the trees

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    I had the same problem when I first bought my '05 7point. IH took care of it quick and shipped the new link.

    toby
     
  7. jonny dh

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    hey do you have a picture of you bike I wonder if I have the same problem,the reason I ask is cause I can't find what year mine is I thought mine was a 06 model but every pic. I see its not the same I've tried 07 and 05 but I can never find mine,so I hope you can post a picture, here is mine
     

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    jonny dh- You have a 2006 7.3, (same as mine) and the red lower link means you already have the upgraded hardware. If it was in upside down, you'd know for sure pretty quick- the nasty metal on metal clunk would be your clue. Ride on!
     
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    thanks !!!why is it when I look up the 06 it has the extra gusset by the seat.
    it just weird.
     
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    very common problem if no shops there will give you the low down call up fluidride here in WA, they'll take care of you.
     
  11. CarlE

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    All depends on the size of the frame.
     
  12. jonny dh

    jonny dh Monkey

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    I never new that each size would be different I thought the model of the 7. series where all the same,so do the bigger sizes like the 19" come w/ the extra gusset and the smaller sizes don't?
     
  13. CarlE

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    19" and 17" have the gusset and the 15" doesn't. If you ever get to look at a 15" it becomes obvious right away why the gussets not there, there's simply no room. As is, the top tube couldn't be lowered by much without contacting the upper link.
     
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    jonny dh Monkey

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    I see by the way are you familiar with the 06 OE 66 rc2x model fork?
    Is it the same as the non OE 06 and 07 rc2x models
     
  15. CarlE

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    I'm familiar with the fork but I haven't had a chance to take a look at the internals of both years and compare OE versus non-OE.
     
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    Marzocchi called me back today about this fork,it is a OE fork and doe s have the same internals as the stock 66 rc2x.heres the funny thing though is that some of the OE forks have only 150 mm of travel,so if you buy any OE forks they could be different.