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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:34 am 
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I mange to get my hands on this about 18 months ago and haven't done anything with it since but source a 5th element shock in the correct size, people say to keep it as it was but this was a spare frame from the 2005 season Steve never rode apparently, sadly the guy who bought it built it up and used and abused it.

I wanted to completely strip in and send it back to orange for new powder coat and bearings but not sure if its worth ruining the decals for it ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:01 pm 
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I'd keep as it is. Pivot bearings are easy enough for a DIY job. Lucky man!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:48 pm 
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I'd keep it as it is too. Looks awesome 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:50 pm 
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Another nice find.

Have you thought about contacting Orange to see if they have any spare decal sheets stashed away? alternative for me would be to touch up the frame as much as you can as is, you could always try to get repos made but they will always be just that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 pm 
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Mega find!! Ive have the same conundrum with a palmer specialized FSR. The decals guy up north is far too busy to reproduce decals and been advised to leave it as is but build back up to original spec. I think these frames deserve at least that eh?!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:53 am 
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So I almost gave up on this build but turns out the guy. who I sold my Orange 223 to about 2 years ago came to the party as he needed money to buy a new bike and I bought my old back back a little more beat up but for $500AUD I can't complain.

every part on the bike its pretty much exactly what Steve had on his bike at the time so its a perfect donor.

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