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Chris Kitchens

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  1. So I had the upper end of my shock disconnected to be able to pull my carb out. Reassembling, the upper shock nut is supposed to be torqued to 33 ft-lbs. This was in between the settings for my big and little wrench, so I just felt it out. My big one has a minimum setting of 50 ft-lb, so I set that just for a safety stop if I overdid it. So I'm putting that nut back on (I didn't think I was turning THAT hard) and I noticed it's not tightening anymore. Just spinning around. I can't get it off now either. I'll have to drill it out next time I take the shock off. I feel like it's not going anywhere and that it would probably be safe to ride. The shock has that small amount of freeplay anyway so it's not like the shock is loose or anything. So what do y'all think? Am I committing suicide if I take it back out like this?
  2. So I had the upper end of my shock disconnected to be able to pull my carb out. Reassembling, the upper shock nut is supposed to be torqued to 33 ft-lbs. This was in between the settings for my big and little wrench, so I just felt it out. My big one has a minimum setting of 50 ft-lb, so I set that just for a safety stop if I overdid it. So I'm putting that nut back on (I didn't think I was turning THAT hard. I've been wrenching for years and have a pretty good feel) and I noticed it's not tightening anymore. Just spinning around. I can't get it off now either. I'll have to drill it out next time I take the shock off. I feel like it's not going anywhere and that it would probably be safe to ride. The shock has that small amount of rotational freeplay anyway so it's not like the shock is loose or anything. So what do y'all think? Am I committing suicide if I take it back out like this?
  3. might be a stupid question... but how does that help anything?
  4. Chris Kitchens

    Re-lace or buy new.

    As far as truing it on the bike, I'll put the wheel back on (no tire) and then turn the bars all the way to one side. Get anything that you can place very close to the rim as it spins around to use as a reference point. Give it a few spins and see if the rim's distance from whatever object you used to check it with stays consistent. If one end of the rim is off center, mark the middle of that area with a dry erase marker so you can tell where you need to adjust the spokes on the other side.
  5. Chris Kitchens

    what is your enemy on the trail?

    My dad got a bee inside his goggles once... we still don't know how. But he definitely flipped some shit
  6. Chris Kitchens

    gopro mounting?

    Couldn't find a video but this still is a good example of how it looks there.
  7. Chris Kitchens

    exhaust pipe end cap

    All I know is that it looks retarded
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    gopro mounting?

    I put mine on the side and it's a great angle for videos. When I get home I'll post a picture of how I do it and a video so you can check out the angle
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    what is your enemy on the trail?

    Damn spiders...
  10. Chris Kitchens

    Re-lace or buy new.

    I re-laced using the stock hub and warp 9 spokes and rims. It does take a while so it might be worth the $80, but I like to do any work myself if I can. I just find it satisfying. Now I don't have a truing stand either, but if you take it really slow (1/4 turn at a time on each spoke as you go around the wheel) it should be damn near trued up once you're done. And you can put the wheel on the bike to check trueness and make any small corrections. I'd recommend doing it yourself personally. I've been using this setup for 6 months now and it'd still doing great for me.
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    Lets see your before and after pics!

    Honestly I feel like before looks better :/
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    Aftermarket hubs with oem spokes/rim?

    Idk about that but I have stock hub with aftermarket rims and spokes lol. Just check the number of spokes and wheel size and make sure the match up for both
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    Lets see your before and after pics!

    I don't like red that much
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