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Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Forks Return

 I picked up the forks a couple weeks back but haven't had the time to do anything with them since. Thanks again to Dave at Pro Motion Suspension, He did a great job bringing these old forks back to life.
Today I finished cleaning them up and put a few layers of clear coat on them and mounted them into the clamps.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mounting the Shock

I Finally got the shock put back together and mounted back onto the bike after getting it Back from ProMotion Suspension. Dave did a great job with the rebuild. I had to order a lower shock bearing and got that installed this morning with the help of a home made bearing tool. 
I decided to go with the blue shock spring to offset some of the other blue parts on the bike like the seat and eventually the graphics.
The Reservior mounts a bit funny on the side of the frame, it is a tight fit with the bend of the hose being so tight but I got everything in there just right with new hose clamps and some rubber strips in place it is very solid.

Friday, December 2, 2011

1986 Race Photos

Okay yes things have seriously dropped off this last week.  Very busy schedule at home with running kids here and there and also waiting on some crucial parts to arrive.  Did finally get the bearings for the lower shock mount so that will be going in this weekend in between basketball games (we have 4 to attend). Also received the front rim but don't have the spokes yet to put that together.  I am still waiting on the forks to come back from Pro Motion, I thought I would see them this week but it didn't happen. I know Dave had to order seals and bushings so it took a bit longer for the turn around. Hope I will get those back next week early so I can move forward. Till then posting up a couple of vintage race photos.
These Photos are from the Clarksbranch MX park outside of Roseburg Oregon run by Ralph and Carolyn Huffman, I don't believe this track is used any longer though it was still there on the hillside a couple years ago when I drove by

The Photo above is me on the left and Allen on the right after a great North West mud race. That's back when we raced all winter outdoors. The Photo on the left was taken the same day, both of them are also at Clarksbranch MX.
Photo below is Clarksbranch in the summer 1986.