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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Need help fast (A arms)

I started to do this my way....and realized quickly that I don't have time for one of my due diligence excursions. I have roughly 10ish days before I'll have an opportunity to drop a bike in some uncharted, and super gnarly territory....My front left control arms both cratered after a 6ft drop into a non existent landing.

I don't need to widen or lower, just need good replacements fast. Because of the time constraint, and the fact that I'd like to get a shake down ride (or 2) in before I pack up and head even further from civilization for a few days, budget is not an issue.

The one thought I had, is that I walked away from this due to 2 things: my pre-flight ritual, and the fact that the A arms absorbed a lot of force as they hit their limits....if you upgrade your A arms....does this risk transferring energy into the frame or is there literally no way the mounts do not give way before that occurs?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2019, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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...new question....since I just ordered skid plates (GYTR) and nerf bars (XFR).....do the skid plates fit on +2 A arms?

Though I may shake my fist at them again tomorrow, tonight I will bow my head and offer these vulcanized tires as tribute. I will cut the night with the sound of wide open throttle...and no matter what....If I am destined for Valhalla....I will enter as a man who did not lift. - Speed Demons prayer to the Gods of Chaos.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2019, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Just a good news tech update


- Full set of Houser +.5 standard travel A arms on the way -

will update thread with regard to how or if the GYTR front skid plates fit....




....the best news though, is that I'm dropping that bike on sacred ground with or without the skid plates.



...man.....I should get a complete set of spare wheels and tires. If I blow a tire or wheel out there on day 1 of 7, I might spontaneously combust.....


....shit I thought I was finished shopping.....

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Though I may shake my fist at them again tomorrow, tonight I will bow my head and offer these vulcanized tires as tribute. I will cut the night with the sound of wide open throttle...and no matter what....If I am destined for Valhalla....I will enter as a man who did not lift. - Speed Demons prayer to the Gods of Chaos.

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Are the a-arms +2 or +.5? Either way the skids probably won't fit the arms. But frame skids will.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2019, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Are the a-arms +2 or +.5? Either way the skids probably won't fit the arms. But frame skids will.
.5's


I was hoping maybe I'd skate....but I'm hearing you. .5" in this application may as well be a mile.
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Though I may shake my fist at them again tomorrow, tonight I will bow my head and offer these vulcanized tires as tribute. I will cut the night with the sound of wide open throttle...and no matter what....If I am destined for Valhalla....I will enter as a man who did not lift. - Speed Demons prayer to the Gods of Chaos.

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Need to get yourself a spare Raptor......just in case ya know?
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Need to get yourself a spare Raptor......just in case ya know?

Morph, there aint no one here that consistently makes more sense than you.

Though I may shake my fist at them again tomorrow, tonight I will bow my head and offer these vulcanized tires as tribute. I will cut the night with the sound of wide open throttle...and no matter what....If I am destined for Valhalla....I will enter as a man who did not lift. - Speed Demons prayer to the Gods of Chaos.
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