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  1. #1
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    1996 Afterburner Arises (Slowly)- 7inch upgrade?

    hi people!

    the rebuild saga continues!
    wherever i turn thereīs a part in need for replacement...
    Thatīs what you get when you buy used bikes...From who you dont know...
    Well i added a set of Dh wheels and other bits.
    the worse is that i found out that the bushings are worn out and one is actually broken !!
    Probably because of that, i noticed that the replacement rockers that the previous owner had made are crooked and there is one bolt hole ovalized (jeeezz..)
    So today me and my brother headed to buy some aluminum to make new rockers...
    Hummm....those threads from renegade and lucky 7 gots us wondering...
    Could we build 7 inch rockers instead?
    Will it work with the fox rc it has now (i think it has 2 in travel, not counting with bottom rubber, coil marks 500X2.30)?
    I guess it passes the 3:1 rule.. Althought the shock has lots of clicks left in the compression dial, i think its 1 click open. Will the shock die in a few rides??
    with the 7 inch is mandatory to use a 2,25 or 2,5 shock?
    Also, when enlarging the dimensions of the rocker should i also enlarge the one between the seat stay and the shock, or should i only enlarge the one between the seat stay and the rear triangle?

    some pics of the "beast" (two of them i posted on a previous post)

    non drive side

    drive side

    as is today:

    Sorry for the long post,


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    I meant 170 mm rather than 7 inch

    I was aiming for 170 mm, wich is in the neighbourhood of 6,69 inch instead of 7 inch.
    If i have the cash iīll buy some 170mm + fork to complement the rear raise...


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    Here's The Pix

    Non-Drive Side:

    Drive Side:

    As Is Today:

    To post pix from Imageshack, go to "My Images" and copy from the top window "Embeddable Code:" in each picture , then just paste that line in your post and the image will appear when you post it.

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    Oh yeah...SWEET RIG!!!

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    iīm always learning...

    thanks Bikezilla!

    Any opinions on how to build the rockers?


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