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I picked up a used Thumpstar last weekend off of craigslist. The guy I bought it from had only ridden it on pavement. It had never been in the dirt.

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/Motocox/Thumpstar1.jpg

The bad part is it I had only ridden it 5 or 10 minutes when the preload adjuster on the shock gave out. So now the thing has been sitting all week while I wait for a new shock to arrive.

My next project is to build a track, we have some land and a tractor with a bucket on the front. I can't wait. :thumbsup:

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you're gonna love it. the power is great. the suspension is the only weak part on these bikes IMO. i hope you upgraded. i wish i had land for a track. i have access to a tractor but my wife is not too keen on me digging up her 1/4 acre lot of grass and flowers for a mx track.

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Yes, I did get an upgraded rear shock. And someone told me that stiffer fork springs for a CRF70 work in the thumpstars forks and make a big difference. I'm about 190lbs. so stiffer forks may be needed. Have you had any reliability issues with yours? I keep hearing things about 3rd gear.

We have around 150 acres, so I have plenty of room to build a track.

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i haven't had any probs with 3rd yet but i have only had the bikes for a few months and there is snow on the ground now so i havn't been doing much jumping. you can get replacments for the gears on the omicron site for $59.

i am looking into upgrading the shocks. what shock did you get? you will need to tell me how it works. i have been thinking about getting the 250 lb staggs shock but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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nice choice dude, u'll love the Thump. How old is the bike, looks like an o4 model with the diff engine & frame.

U can get the new 06 put in your gear box as a free replacement from Thumpstar.

I also had new spring put in the front fork which is 100% better and the rebound adjust works!!

See if u can get the 06 thump shock with res, i got the one with out the res and it's great!

have fun with the bike.

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I got the thump shock without the res. The shock came in yesterday, so I only have a couple of minutes on it, but I like it so far.

It was sold new in Feb. 05, so I guess it's a 04 model.

What springs did you have installed in your forks?

The guy I talked to at Omicron said if 3rd gear hasn't broken by now, it probably won't.

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