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    Crash the Dog is back! (Pics!!)

    Crash has awakened from his long winters nap, and was hittin all the shiz today. Drops, rollers, skinny's you name it. His new Gravity dropper was giving him some probs. It seems his GD caught the "stuck down syndrome".
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    And of course one of El C for good measure.
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    and all while wearin shorts. gawd you guys suck.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Cool pics mang! How is he liking the DHX-air for the drops? I'm getting a 5 Spot and ordered it with a DHX coil so I can put that on my Pack then put the air on the Spot. It just bottoms too easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    and all while wearin shorts. gawd you guys suck.

    How do you go from the weather you see in the pic below to the weather you see in the pics above, in a 24 hour period of time? St. George rules.
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    El C., is your daughter about to huck-off that snow mound? Like father, like daughter!
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    She's weird. She'll only hit it if it has a steep tranny.......girls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXRob
    How is he liking the DHX-air for the drops?
    I prefer the DHX-A to the DHX-C. It's simply more plush. The only issue is that I have to run 285-290 psi to prevent it from bottoming out on anything over 3' to flat, and that is quickly approaching the 300 psi limit. If I know I won't be hitting anything over 3' I run 275 psi where the shock really shines with my 220 lbs of lard.

    Thanks for the homecoming pics El Chingon. Damn it's good to be on the bike again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    His new Gravity dropper was giving him some probs. It seems his GD caught the "stuck down syndrome".
    Nice pics.

    Didn't know that was contageous. Good thing I got rid of my DHXa
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    Welcome back Crash!

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    Welcome back C-Dog! Glad you're back in the saddle.
    El C...adorable kids man!

    Crash that white fork looks mean on that frame.
    Hey what size frame is the one with the double taco?(El Ching's) XL?
    It also looks like his fork is set a lot taller. No?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Hey what size frame is the one with the double taco?(El Ching's) XL?
    It also looks like his fork is set a lot taller. No?
    El Chingon's Pack is an XL sporting the 66 with 170mm of travel vs. my Z1 with 150mm.

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    El Chig's Pack is XL with a 66, not a Z1.

    Edit: Crash beat me to it.

    Welcome back, Crash. Getting in shape for anything special?
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Welcome back, Crash. Getting in shape for anything special?
    Ya, but I'm not ready to give up the box of Kleenex just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    His new Gravity dropper was giving him some probs. It seems his GD caught the "stuck down syndrome".
    his isn't the only one.

    Calling them tomorrow.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    I prefer the DHX-A to the DHX-C. It's simply more plush. The only issue is that I have to run 285-290 psi to prevent it from bottoming out on anything over 3' to flat, and that is quickly approaching the 300 psi limit. If I know I won't be hitting anything over 3' I run 275 psi where the shock really shines with my 220 lbs of lard.

    Thanks for the homecoming pics El Chingon. Damn it's good to be on the bike again!

    Interesting, so you're using the main chamber pressure to prevent bottoming and not the boost valve pressure. How does the extra 10-15psi in the main affect the overall ride quality and sag? Do you have the bottom out cranked all the way in?

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    GD stuck down....

    happened on mine too. Was very easy to fix in my case. Lift up the boot from the bottom. Don't pull it down from the top near the saddle as it's a bit of bear to get it reseated. After lifting up you'l see a collar. Loosen it by han in quarter turn intervals until the post starts working again. If you loosen the collar too much then the seat will drop down unexpectedly from the extended position. After 1 minute of tightening/loosening I found the sweet spot and have had no problems since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Ya, but I'm not ready to give up the box of Kleenex just yet.
    EwwwwwWWWWW!!! Too much information!

    Sorry to hear about the GD Stuck down syndrome you & SS ran into. Squeak's advice is something I'm making a mental note of, JIC.

    Maybe a few less doughnuts fellas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    EwwwwwWWWWW!!! Too much information!

    Sorry to hear about the GD Stuck down syndrome you & SS ran into. Squeak's advice is something I'm making a mental note of, JIC.

    Maybe a few less doughnuts fellas?
    I'll give SW's fix a try. Aappblings cable pod broke off his post after moving the lever to raise the post
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Aappblings cable pod broke off his post after moving the lever to raise the post
    Mine works intermittently. I can always get it to pop back up from the slammed position (4" drop), but it when it gets stuck it's typically in the intermediate position (1" drop) and occasionally fully extended. I haven't had time to take it apart and diagnose the problem, it appears that it has something to do with the cable not pulling out the actuator pin. SSINGA let me know what GD has to say. I left a message with him this afternoon.

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    Mine had a sticky spot for a while. The Squeaky remedy is good for this. It tends to be sticky until broken in, and opening it up and applying some triflow or very thin lube like King Ring Drive lube is good. Hit the pin in the mechanism and the guts below the wiper seal.

    If the post got bent and is getting stuck because of this, you obviously have bigger issues. If you unscrew the black plastic collar at the top of the lower post section you can lift the upper telescoping portion out and inspect it to see what the prob is.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Mine works intermittently. I can always get it to pop back up from the slammed position (4" drop), but it when it gets stuck it's typically in the intermediate position (1" drop) and occasionally fully extended. I haven't had time to take it apart and diagnose the problem, it appears that it has something to do with the cable not pulling out the actuator pin. SSINGA let me know what GD has to say. I left a message with him this afternoon.

    Mine only has the 4" position (for now) and will not full extend after being compressed unless I lift it up.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Mine only has the 4" position (for now) and will not full extend after being compressed unless I lift it up.
    That's happened to me too. GD suggested what SW described above. That fixed my stuck-down problem.
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    good to hear yer back crash. looks like ya didnt forget much.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    And of course one of El C for good measure.
    El C, trying to get perspective on the last shot, where is the take off/landing? Looks like a killer landing from that angle?

    Cheers

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    [QUOTE=Dava]El C, trying to get perspective on the last shot, where is the take off/landing? Looks like a killer landing from that angle?

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    It is an interesting section of the trail; one that plagued me for a full year before I learned how to clean this section. I had only seen it done once by another rider. I hit this section with speed. I boosted off the large stair step you see on the right, and you try to clear the first of the small stair steps with your front tire, and land on the rough off camber tranny. You pray that your front tire will stick and hold on for the ride. What makes it even more sketchy is the exposure that is out of frame to the left. Much trickier than the picture shows.

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    Good stuff

    El C, is that pic on the Prospector connector to Church Rocks?

    Congrats. Whenever I take someone new on that trail, I tell them "a pro downhiller could ride this" as their eyes bug out of their heads. That is really quite an accomplishment, I can vouch for the difficulty and exposure involved.
    {Principal Skinner} Hmm. Whoever did this is in very deep trouble.
    {Martin} And a sloppy speller too. The preferred spelling of 'wiener' is w - i - e - n - e - r, although 'e - i' is an acceptable ethnic variant.

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    [QUOTE=El Chingon]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dava
    El C, trying to get perspective on the last shot, where is the take off/landing? Looks like a killer landing from that angle?

    QUOTE]
    It is an interesting section of the trail; one that plagued me for a full year before I learned how to clean this section. I had only seen it done once by another rider. I hit this section with speed. I boosted off the large stair step you see on the right, and you try to clear the first of the small stair steps with your front tire, and land on the rough off camber tranny. You pray that your front tire will stick and hold on for the ride. What makes it even more sketchy is the exposure that is out of frame to the left. Much trickier than the picture shows.
    Good job!

    That section looks nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Wheelbuilder
    El C, is that pic on the Prospector connector to Church Rocks?

    Congrats. Whenever I take someone new on that trail, I tell them "a pro downhiller could ride this" as their eyes bug out of their heads. That is really quite an accomplishment, I can vouch for the difficulty and exposure involved.
    Thanks Bob. Yeah, that section is located on Prospector. A tasty little line indeed, and I'm not even a pro downhiller. Just an amateur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Mine had a sticky spot for a while. The Squeaky remedy is good for this. It tends to be sticky until broken in, and opening it up and applying some triflow or very thin lube like King Ring Drive lube is good. Hit the pin in the mechanism and the guts below the wiper seal..
    Mine was a little sticky when new. Dumonde tech makes some stuff called liquid grease; it's a little thicker than phil's oil but has a much different consistency, liquid grease really says it all. Anyways I found that 2-3 drops of this stuff in the remote housing and also in the lever body made the post work way better than new.

    try it, you'll like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Thanks Bob. Yeah, that section is located on Prospector. A tasty little line indeed, and I'm not even a pro downhiller. Just an amateur.
    Hey El Ching that line through there looks really interesting...do you have any photos of whats down below so we could get an idea of what the penalty for failure is???

    If not...get a shot next time - thanks.

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    The only other shot I have of this line was taken from down below. This one is of D-wang. Unfortunately it doesn't show the penalty for failure either. Pictures just don't do it justice. The light was very flat the day I took this one.
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    Because we have mastered this line, the pic below shows what the new line will look like. I was tempted to hit is yesterday, but I wasn't sure that Crashthedog knew CPR, and besides, he had garlic breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Because we have mastered this line, the pic below shows what the new line will look like. I was tempted to hit is yesterday, but I wasn't sure that Crashthedog knew CPR, and besides, he had garlic breath.
    Thanks for the photos - they give a a good perspective. Theres nothin' like Utah dirt...your pics. are driving the steak deeper into my side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty D
    your pisc. are driving the steak deeper into my side.

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    Mmmmmm - steak! What kind? T-bone, filet, strip, porterhouse?
    Nothing to see here.

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    Steak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty D
    Theres nothin' like Utah dirt...your pisc. are driving the steak deeper into my side.

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    Steak?


    Looks like hamburger to me, bro.
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    Sorrey...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Steak?


    Looks like hamburger to me, bro.
    Sorrey i ment to sey *STAKE*, I am a produkt of teh California publik school system...

    Ebonics was the preferred dialect spoken at the H.S. I attended.

    ( BTW, Teh skuffs are heeling up quite nicly )


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    Don't let dem harrrass you Dirty D; dis foroom is ful of spelin natsees and grumpee old poesurrs. Dey dont no jakk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    ...Unfortunately it doesn't show the penalty for failure either...

    Knowing that area it's probably some little curb type dropoff like this without the bushes to catch you

    <img src="http://www.nsmb.com/images/shore_news/moneyshot/dontmiss.jpg">

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    Your guys pics are getting me stoked for this season. It's been raining like a mother here in Cali for what seems like a seattle long winter. Realistically it's probably only been 2 weeks but dammit, I wanna go hit stuff! Those white packs look awesome!

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    You know how they say that if you want it to rain wash your car? Well the day before our three days of continuous snow I got my truck fully detailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    You know how they say that if you want it to rain wash your car? Well the day before our three days of continuous snow I got my truck fully detailed.
    ouch, maybe I need to do the same cause we ain't got nuthing here on the front range

    danno- if you were a real man you would wheelie that section Thats friggin scary exposure

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