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wifes BH is almost done

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Kntr, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    My wife really stepped it up this year on her 05 Big Hit. It is finally almost done with its upgrades.

    Ruffian lock ons
    CK headset
    new 03 Super T, single spring and air assist
    Kenda Nevegals 2.5 Stick E wire
    Thompson
    WTB Ti She seat
    Galpher pads

    I only have about $1900 in it. I still would like to change the rear shock for her. She doesn't like the feeling of the pedal platform. Im still thinking an Avalanche. The new Avalanche mono is looking pretty nice.

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130067

    Just thought I might share.
     
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  2. SD_TMTB

    SD_TMTB Chimp

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    nice build, but doesnt the Vanilla R only have dampening?
     
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  3. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    I like. Does she really rip it up? Thats awesome.
     
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  4. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I think that is one of the Manitou Swinger 3-ways or something.
     
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  5. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Its a Fox Vanilla R with propedal.
     
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    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    Pretty sick!
     
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  7. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Nice bike. I like the grey/red. For the fork, when the stickers get scratched, you could put red 888 bomber stickers on it. That would look good with the red in the frame..
     
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  8. allsk8sno

    allsk8sno Turbo Monkey

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    its probably over dampened for her weight assuming you dropped the spring down alot, need R and C control, she probably isn't hitting anything big and therefore needs little if any compression dampening.
     
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  9. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    The bike came with a 550lb spring. I had them put a 450lb on it. The propedal makes a clunking sound and feel. I have felt it on other Big Hits.
     
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    DH SB RIDER Monkey

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    ya pat that would be tight....if u were homesexual....whos gona spend 40 dollers on stickers? not me
     
  11. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Don't even talk about money. You were going to buy almost $400 worth of Ti bolts and $30/bottle of some energy drink.
     
  12. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    I like how you listed the grips first as if they were more of an upgrade than the fork :D
     
  13. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I have been using ruffians for a while and they are perfect. I'm thinking about trying rogues next.
     
  14. Discostu

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    Would you guys please shut up. You can do this bs in person, don't waste our time.

    Nice Big Hit Kanter. Have you thought about having the vanilla tuned by Push, maybe they could valve it to match her weight better than something off the shelf.
     
  15. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Can you Push a Vanilla Propedal and take a little of the propedal out? :)
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    I would go with a an avy with the resovour. or a swinger 4 way just use the least amount of air and unscrew the preload all the way with the SPV open all the way.(make it an 04)
     
  17. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    I had them swap the fork and grips before I even took it out of the bike shop. They had sold 3 Kinpins and all were returned it a week. They had one in the bike shop that blew just sitting on the showroom floor. :eek: