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[*] posted on 7-17-2019 at 08:56 PM
Built a front suspension


I didn't feel like building a fork right now. So I modded the one I had. I added the suspension to it. I can unbolt it and still run a straight axle.






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[*] posted on 7-17-2019 at 09:36 PM


Very cool. It's good to see buggy parts being built and people trying new things.

I always like having projects in the back of my head.

Let us know how it rides and what you think after you are able to try it out.




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[*] posted on 7-18-2019 at 07:04 AM


Very cool design. Also curious how it behaves under full out field conditions. I'm curious about the footpegs. They seem really high up the fork. What drove the decision to place them where they are?



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[*] posted on 7-18-2019 at 09:36 AM


Originally it was on barrows and midis. With the fork turned all the, it was to keep my heels from dragging the ground. They look really high now because the suspension
mod raised the front end. Also it seems if they were lower; at full turn one of my feet wouldn't reach one of the pegs.




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[*] posted on 7-18-2019 at 12:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rtz  
Originally it was on barrows and midis. With the fork turned all the, it was to keep my heels from dragging the ground. They look really high now because the suspension
mod raised the front end. Also it seems if they were lower; at full turn one of my feet wouldn't reach one of the pegs.


Thanks for the explanation! :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 7-22-2019 at 09:22 AM


It's premium and luxurious. Once you have it; you won't want it any other way. No more of the feet trying to bounce off the foot pegs.









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[*] posted on 8-21-2019 at 08:51 PM


Installed the system in the back. Pretty nice. Not as drastically noticeable as the front was. Main thing is it smooths out bumpy ground. There used to be an area I avoided because it was bumpy. Now I can ride it because it seems smooth.





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