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 Post subject: GT RTS3
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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hi , im due to get my rts3 soon, you may have seen the blue one on ebay, anyway in regards to servicing what should i do with the multitude of pivots?? strip clean and lube or whats best to ensure a good longevity???


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:24 pm 
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not much to do mate
just hope the shocks okay

pics or a link ?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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mikee wrote:
not much to do mate
just hope the shocks okay

pics or a link ?


180633656973 is the ebay number im sure even tho it says v brakes that theres hydraulics on it..... or maybe my eyes are playing tricks!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:33 pm 
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at that money i wouldn't worry m8


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:36 pm 
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mikee wrote:
at that money i wouldn't worry m8


i thought it was a good buy, not really sure what an rts3 is worth nowadays but i wanted it so bid highish


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:38 pm 
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On my lts i stripped frame totally, cleaned pivots and checked for cracks n wear...then lightly lubed and refitted cones and fibre washers, i would say mine are original, so 15 years old and there still going strong, there not a worry at all buddy, unless they have been roughly taken out and damaged...okz :lol:
Oh imao you got a bargain there, im GT biased though :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Gazbally wrote:
On my lts i stripped frame totally, cleaned pivots and checked for cracks n wear...then lightly lubed and refitted cones and fibre washers, i would say mine are original, so 15 years old and there still going strong, there not a worry at all buddy, unless they have been roughly taken out and damaged...okz :lol:



any particular lube? i love the rts and lts, the missus doesnt know yet but an lts will be my next project.... i remember being ooo about 12 and really wanting an rts i took out the middle pages of an mbuk mag which had a pic of one and stuck it up on the wall..... dunno why but its a bike that ive always wanted


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:47 pm 
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Not really, just same grease you use for bearings etc...you will see what i mean when you remove them, just dip your finger in and smooth over the surfaces....works a treat...mine are as smooth as ever :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Gazbally wrote:
Not really, just same grease you use for bearings etc...you will see what i mean when you remove them, just dip your finger in and smooth over the surfaces....works a treat...mine are as smooth as ever :D


ok thanks very much ,just gotta wait on postage now.....


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:30 pm 
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Keep us informed, if you get stuck, give me a nod bud :lol:


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