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 Post subject: Offroad Proflex 862 1992
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:37 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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I bought this one on Ebay a couple of months ago - Yep, this is quite a quick build for me!

It was falsely advertised as a "fully useable and checked over" bike, but at £100 + £20 postage was a bargin! :D

The faults included >>>

One side of the Mag 20s blown
Rear elastomers like plastic
Seat post wrong size by about 1mm
Right hand sti shifter not working
Front brake cable frayed, on verge of breaking


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:55 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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and here it is now >>>


... a bit of purple, rear elastomers from Land Rover, Mag 21s instead of 20s, seat post that fits and the girls seat is gone!

Hopefully I'll get the cables done this week.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:03 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Fettled my 862 tonight, impressed with the ride, the travel isn't quite what I expected but love the ride and handling.

May paint my Indys to look standard like yours


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:16 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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longun wrote:
May paint my Indys to look standard like yours


Mmmm, or how about a silver / black colour scheme to match the rear end? I think the lighter coloured Mag 21s look better on mine then the original gold Mag 20s.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:18 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Maybe better, the Indys I have are beige lol


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:51 pm 
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HI, I have the same exact bike, and my rear suspension is frozen, can someone help me get it fix ? how shall I proceed and what part shall I need?

Thank you


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:58 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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I bought some Land Rover bump stops from ebay and some nylon washers. Cheap as chips and worked reasonably well considering they weren't proper elastomers


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:55 pm 
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Yeah , what Longun said. I Don't know the part number. I just went to the Land Rover garage and said what have you got that looks like one of these. I think they were about 60p each.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:38 pm 
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Do you by anychance have a picture of the part? Also can you let me know how you disassemble this part form the bike?

I have tried to take the 2 bottom screw form the forks and pull the fork down with no success is there another screw? or I shall pull harder?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:11 pm 
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Ok, I have just open it completely and from what I am seeing the suspension travel is only working with the spring and it seems that my spring is way too hard.. do you know a place where I can buy another spring like your yellow one?


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