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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Just scored a 1998 fsr ground control.
pics to follow when he delivers it tomorrow. cant wait!!! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:22 pm 
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On ebay in red ? we may well have been bidding against each other :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Ha no its a blue one from a friend I put a pic in retro mtb chat to find out the year


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:37 pm 
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If you need some inspiration, check out my FSR build thread, it's had many different guises.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:38 pm 
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I did lol yours looks v nice dont worry though plenty of questions inbound


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:20 pm 
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as delivered this morning. the guy I got it from is a friend, he bought it new made a few upgrades and didnt really use it.
there is no play in the bushes all the bolts, posts ect were greased, the rear brake cable was a tad dry so i greased them up, took the nasty aftermarket junk off, stickers, chainstay and rear shock protector.
plans, put some ea50 bars on that i have in black, not digging this whole 50 shades of blue so gonna put some grey peatys I have and give it a damn good clean.
the forks top out when i pull a wheelie though, any thoughts? the compression adjusters seem very stiff so going to strip them out and free them up and he said he had the elastomers upgraded for a heavier weight. they don't bottom out (although I suspect off road they will) but i get a definite thunk when they come off load.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Not bad :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:52 am 
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Would love to see what you will be doing to it.... :wink:

Still have mine waiting in the shed for some TLC.... :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:02 am 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Would love to see what you will be doing to it.... :wink:

Still have mine waiting in the shed for some TLC.... :oops:

I', going to change the bars to black ea50, change the grips to grey peaty's give it a good clean and ride it :)


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