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    Motolite cracked stay

    bummed that the seat stay on my '05 Motolite cracked.

    Of all places, it cracked when climbing.
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    Yep, funny thing, thats exactly where they cracked over time and most cracked while climbing.

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    Yup, the carbon stays that Titus eventually went to were much more durable. I would buy those - the are still available from On-one and keep rocking the ML!

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    Let us know if you are able to get new stays from Titus and what the cost is. I have thought about grqbbing a set just as a precaution but have not done so yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Yup, the carbon stays that Titus eventually went to were much more durable. I would buy those - the are still available from On-one and keep rocking the ML!
    To use the newer carbon seatstays the chainstay must be replaced, too.

    Seatstay: FTM Alu Lightrail Seatstay
    Chainstay: Titus Alloy Non-Symetrical Chainstay
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    To use the newer carbon seatstays the chainstay must be replaced, too.

    Seatstay: FTM Alu Lightrail Seatstay
    Chainstay: Titus Alloy Non-Symetrical Chainstay
    Shiggy, you linked to FTM parts. Are you saying that the asymmetrical chainstay and matching seat stay will fit older MotoLites?

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    same for Racer X

    I will be needing a rear triangle for my 05 racer X-100 (lg) as the cnc work around the hanger is shearing and getting worse everytime I break a hanger. I have worked with many at Titus over time since I discovered this. Are the replacement parts really around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahdog31 View Post
    Shiggy, you linked to FTM parts. Are you saying that the asymmetrical chainstay and matching seat stay will fit older MotoLites?
    Yes, they fit the Motolite, but you do need both the seatstay and chainstay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Magoo View Post
    I will be needing a rear triangle for my 05 racer X-100 (lg) as the cnc work around the hanger is shearing and getting worse everytime I break a hanger. I have worked with many at Titus over time since I discovered this. Are the replacement parts really around?
    We have a VERY limited number of Racer X seat stays in aluminum.

    Plenty of stock in the Light Rail seat stays and asymmetrical chainstays. They are called "X Alloy" stays on the site but also fit the Racer X when used together (the frame must have the 15mm main pivot bolt).
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    Its great to hear the rear triangle will fit a 2005 front triangle, but thats $345.

    I assume a new bushing kit is also required at $70

    The numbers start to add up.

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    Go to Enduro for the bearings and bushings but IMO the full rear tri should come with them for that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE2NM View Post
    Its great to hear the rear triangle will fit a 2005 front triangle, but thats $345.

    I assume a new bushing kit is also required at $70

    The numbers start to add up.
    New bushings, bearings, bolts and hanger are included with the full seat/chain stays
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    Look for the guy that just cracked his front triangle. He might be able to help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE2NM View Post
    Its great to hear the rear triangle will fit a 2005 front triangle, but thats $345.

    I assume a new bushing kit is also required at $70

    The numbers start to add up.
    Even if it was like that, not a bad deal to keep rolling a 7yr old frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Look for the guy that just cracked his front triangle. He might be able to help you out.
    Haven't yet found that guy who cracked his front triangle.
    Alas, living vicariously through y'all.

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    Dude, like 6 posts down here ya go...
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    I also cracked the seat stay on my 2006 Motolite (large) but I chose to buy a new frame. Now I don't know what to do with my Titus frame. The main triangle is good, and so are the chain stays. If anyone happens to be looking for those parts, let me know.

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    Cracked seatstay

    I have a hairline crack just in front of the brakeside weld on the seatstay of my '05 ML.

    Just thinking whether it is worth shelling out for a whole new carbon rear triangle?

    I am not in US or UK so would have to add shipping costs too.

    Has anybody done this rear triangle conversion?

    Just want to know whether it is actually worthwhile?
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    Order done

    Couldn't bear to part with my 7 year old ML so I pulled the plug and ordered a chain- and seatstay....at least the newer seatstay doesn't have a brace any more; the old design limited my tire choices.
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    Did you remember to order a bearing and bolt kit as well? Might be a pain trying to get those bearings out and saving them.
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    The complete rear triangle is supposed to come with all the bearings installed already... Per Shiggy.

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    That's not a bad deal then.
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    i would look for one of the beefier polished ML rears before going with carbon. super tough don't see many of those crack, unlike the lighter duty painted ones (as pictured) which have a shorter lifespan. should be compatible with your '05

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    What tire to fit between asymmetrical chainstays?

    I just fitted a new rear triangle on my '05 Motolite. Everything provided fits just fine.
    The new asymmetrical chainstays have minimal tire clearance on the sides at the chainstay yoke.
    I run a Continental Rubber Queen 2.25 on the rear.
    Any recommendations for an all round trail tire (I don't ride in mud but do ride: sand, hardpack, rocks, loose gravel)
    I would prefer a tall tire but obviously not too wide. Not a racing snake....
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    I tried a specialized catain 2.2, but ended up using the supplied nevegal 2.15 with my FTM (same stays).

    It worked but was too narrow for my tastes.
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