Again, thanks for all the help!
cyfa, yeah, there were lots of trouble in the front triangle, but up where i have been riding mostly (north wales) i've heard and seen them cracked at the rear endby the drop outs, we reckon it's due to all that travel and weight, coupled with the geometry and a QR back end. Hence why a 12mm bolt through conversion is also on the cards.
If i do get any issues with the internals i will upgrade them to newer 09's i think yeah, but for now they are perfectly plush
. I'm looking at making my own rear plates at the moment, all seems pretty reasonable, and yeah cyfa, CAD is the only way it'll be happening.
ramstein, i'll be getting some pics up pretty soon, just sourced an upgrade rear shock for it away from the deluxe but hopefully more reliable,3 fails is a bit telling. Yeah i've been in contact with TF about the parts recently, and have picked up some of those parts that were on ebay, however the stancion protectors and 04 decals are rarer than unicorns at the moment, and that is anywhere.
If i do decide to move the Dorado's on i will get in contact Ramstein, but for now, i have a set of mint 2001 monsters on it and hopefully changing to the dorado's asap, but you never know i do love those monsters!
Cheers for all the help and advice guys!