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XTR Handles crap

 
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Jim
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 22:50 pm    Post subject: XTR Handles crap Reply with quote

Got a bit of a problem with low speed handling on my XT while braking and manouvering, also it gets a bit sketchy sometimes when throwing it about. ive tried all the usual suspects tyre pressure stiffend rear shock its had a recent rear tyre and nothing feels loose anybody got any ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 23:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is back wheel in perfect alignement from chain adjustment?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 0:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Handling wise you've checked the usual suspects. You could check your fork seals, make sure 1 side isnt leaking.

To be honest it sounds like a normal XT. They dont have the best suspension in the world and everything needs wound up fully to cope with what you throw at it.

Alternatively, theres some seriously nice Ohlins gear for sale on eBay Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice plug Thumps..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where - have you got a link?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 13:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8070396990

Item ended tho so better send Parker a PM Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 14:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As if I would betray Hagon. 900 seems a bit steep for a starting bid though!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 16:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnny they are one off Harris performance forks you cant buy them off the counter they really are a one off and the Ohlins shock we are all aware how much they are.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 19:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohlins forks M'lady they were setup by Harris.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 23:45 pm    Post subject: xt handles crap Reply with quote

Found the problem, bottom head stock bearings complety rusted and f**ked, got them done for free under warranty as bike is only 18 months old, so keep an eye out for that
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