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Husqvarna Pimping Begins

It didn't take long but I've started pimpin the husky already. It was really out of necessity I keep telling myself.
Installed 50mm forks and matching triple trees. Radial Brembo Caliper with new master cylinder and Fast by Ferracci Valved Rear Shock used on the GP Husqvarna Race bike.


Now we will see if I can use the stuff. Even on a short test ride around my test track (my subdivision) The bike definitely felt better.

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Very cool stuff!! Standard offset of the triple clamps?
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Very cool stuff!! Standard offset of the triple clamps?
Yeah I almost sprung for the 15mm offset ones from FBF but they are a little to pricey for the moment. As it stands right now I have 3 complete sets of suspension for the bike. I've cornered the market on Sachs Rear Shocks and 45mm Marzocci Shivers

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Make me some sliders....please!
Give me the length you need for the forks and swingarm and I'll make you a set. Or you can ride the bike up by me this weekend.

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Or you can ride the bike up by me this weekend.
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Geo doesnt take clapped out ex-race gixxers for trade.
Yes Geo does, he just doesn't give very much towards trade in value.

This one may hang around awhile but of course I said that about _____ (insert any of my last 10 bikes names here)

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Geo doesnt take clapped out ex-race gixxers for trade.
hahaha, pot meet kettle. that 996 i'm sure has lived a pampered life.

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Nice job Geo, I can hardly wait to see it up close. Maybe you won't wobble off that back turn now.
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how much taller is it now? can't wait for another test ride now that it's no longer a pogo'ing machine of death
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Give me the length you need for the forks and swingarm and I'll make you a set. Or you can ride the bike up by me this weekend.
Yeah, those sliders look great. I was about to reluctantly drop $80 on the SME set. But, if you say they broke on you, then no way.

What are you Husky guys doing for footpeg sliders? Skate wheels too?
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Can you tell me what threaded rod and bolt sizes you use for the sliders? I need to make a pair!!

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As usual your bike looks Hot Geo! you do great work, I can attest to that.




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Can you tell me what threaded rod and bolt sizes you use for the sliders? I need to make a pair!!
Just get the biggest you can fit in the axles. While your at the hardware store get washers and nuts to go along with the threaded rod.

As for the peg sliders, the one on my Husky are modified Yamaha ones. Joe has a nice set on his bike. I'm gonna try to figure something out after I break the ones I have now.

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Joe uses the universal peg sliders from SME
I had the same ones on my old DRZ

http://www.supermotoengineering.com/...ail.php?id=185

they come with a steel mounting plate that is welded to the peg. in theory you can replace the slider as it wears out, but they don't sell replacement sliders
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Joe uses the universal peg sliders from SME
I had the same ones on my old DRZ

http://www.supermotoengineering.com/...ail.php?id=185

they come with a steel mounting plate that is welded to the peg. in theory you can replace the slider as it wears out, but they don't sell replacement sliders
F__K SME I won't over pay for there junk. I contacted them about my broken peg sliders and they wouldn't do crap for me. Then they went and redesigned them.

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F__K SME I won't over pay for there junk. I contacted them about my broken peg sliders and they wouldn't do crap for me. Then they went and redesigned them.
If the quality and customer service isn't there, then yeah, it's def. overpriced. Now where did you say you got those skate wheels from?
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If the quality and customer service isn't there, then yeah, it's def. overpriced. Now where did you say you got those skate wheels from?
Go to your local skate shop, ask them if they will give you any used wheels. You don't need the bearings. If they don't have any buy the cheapest house brand wheels they have.

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Be careful that the wheels are hard because you don't want them to grab you want them to slide.
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F__K SME I won't over pay for there junk. I contacted them about my broken peg sliders and they wouldn't do crap for me. Then they went and redesigned them.
what part of your sliders broke? I crashed the DRZ pretty hard a couple of times (and both on the same side) and the sliders did their job pretty well. I do like the ktm design better though. seems a lot sturdier, though I've yet test them other than a low speed fall in the mud
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Cool. I'm going to try and put a set together. Thanks for the input guys.
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Be careful that the wheels are hard because you don't want them to grab you want them to slide.
good point Joe. the skateboard wheels that the previous owner put on my drz are really soft. yet, I'm too lazy to change them out.
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what part of your sliders broke? I crashed the DRZ pretty hard a couple of times (and both on the same side) and the sliders did their job pretty well. I do like the ktm design better though. seems a lot sturdier, though I've yet test them other than a low speed fall in the mud
My rear and front both snapped the rod at the same time. First crash. The diameter rod they used for the YZ kit was about 2 MM. My skate wheels have held up to repeated crashes.

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FYI the higher the number on a skate wheel, the harder it is. Use a 92 wheel on the street, and people can hear you landing an ollie a mile away.
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FYI the higher the number on a skate wheel, the harder it is. Use a 92 wheel on the street, and people can hear you landing an ollie a mile away.
92 is a typical street wheel. Vert wheel durometer is in the upper 90's
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Geo doesnt take clapped out ex-race gixxers for trade.
Clapped out... says the man whose bike is pieced together from countless different sources...

Anyway, the gixxer isn't going anywhere unless Vcook wants to buy it back, I plan on keeping it for a long long time.

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you can get the small diameter ones on ebay for 7 bucks or so for 4 these and a couple of j bolts from the hardware and you can get off cheap.
I've used (and tested) them sucessfully

one set on ebay
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