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 Post subject: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:45 pm 
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picking one up at the end of the month was wondering what bits i should change ive read that you neeb to change the forks and rear shock is anything really needed or is it ok in standered form?


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:25 pm 
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ewanm77 wrote:
picking one up at the end of the month was wondering what bits i should change ive read that you neeb to change the forks and rear shock is anything really needed or is it ok in standered form?


What year model is it? The rear shock and forks could possibly be an upgrade. More importantly is checking the rear swing arm for cracks....I thought mine was ok till I looked closely and found cracks! You could ride it with the stock rear shock and forks as I am for the time being, but I am looking to upgrade to an air rear shock and air forks....see here for my Mount Vision build...

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All the best

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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:32 pm 
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ive been told its been in the shed for about 13 years
how easy are they to get replacement parts for?


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:44 pm 
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ewanm77 wrote:
ive been told its been in the shed for about 13 years
how easy are they to get replacement parts for?


Depends what needs replacing! Most components easily available...


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:49 pm 
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yours looks really good.
the one in getting is from my wifes uncle and its never been used on anything apart from paths so shouldnt be too thrashed its just been sitting for a long time


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Look for cracks under the swingarm, between the pivot and the shock mounting. They tend to radiate out from the weld breather holes.


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:28 pm 
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can you get them re welded?


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:29 pm 
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ewanm77 wrote:
can you get them re welded?



Mine cracked around the the breather hole...you are better off getting a new swingarm if thats the case easy enough to find...


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 Post subject: Re: Marin mount vision
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:36 am 
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Ride it first then decide what to upgrade


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