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    shock Build

    Here is a rebuild on a shock , I did not show the IFP because I make a very special duel viton ring IFP piston that I did not want on the net.

    I had to lengthen the eye to eye on this shock to correctly fit the frame and had to valve it differently for more bottom resistance and make it plusher at the top !

    But this shows how to keep your shock fresh and working as it should !


    from kelstr on Vimeo.


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    Damn.. I thought the suppressors were technical..


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    Looks like a nice little shop you got there. Is it hobby or business or both? Do you do any work with exotic materials such as Inconel, Hastalloy, Molybdenum? I'm always looking for local resources to do quick turn one off stuff.
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    Kelster is the man when it comes to suspension. I Love his work.

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    Neat! Neat! Neat! I really liked!
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    i watched the entire video and i still dont know wtf just happened in it... i saw some shiny things and a big spinny thing and i think he put peanut butter on it

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    Very cool man!
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    Good to know you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBrady View Post
    Kelster is the man when it comes to suspension. I Love his work.

    That is the truth.

    He did an amazing job rebuilding and tuning my Fox a few months ago, something the company in Colorada just couldn't get right.

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    Shaweet!

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    That's very impressive. Two toolboxes just for the drillbits, geez!

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    Goodjob, awesome vid .

    Did you make your own nitro service needle? I also have 2 more ? but I'll PM ya those. Thanks Kelster.
    Last edited by helimech; 01-31-2012 at 12:42 PM.
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    Fast

    Kels,

    As fast as you were moving, was there White Lighting in the cutting oil? Great video.

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    I made my wife watch the video. Just to show her how many new things I need in my garage....
    "I've got nothing to hoard...."

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    [QUOTE=SHNIPE;8958569]Damn.. I thought the suppressors were technical..

    Some of those suppressors do get really involved , the water filled ones that everybody just has to have now are a real pain to make correctly with the twist lock on and off ring

    I wished I was a wizard, then I could get new lungs and pedal much better and catch Ezra !!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5bravobravo View Post
    Looks like a nice little shop you got there. Is it hobby or business or both? Do you do any work with exotic materials such as Inconel, Hastalloy, Molybdenum? I'm always looking for local resources to do quick turn one off stuff.
    Yep its my day job , I have had that little shop there now for 32 years , yes I work with alot of exotic metals , .....I get into TI , Inconel , ferritic and martensitic stainless and such .

    I have always liked working with my hands
    Last edited by kelstr; 01-31-2012 at 07:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBrady View Post
    Kelster is the man when it comes to suspension. I Love his work.
    You gotta love that Banshee Scythe, that thing is just a great chassis to begin with !


    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo View Post
    That is the truth.
    He did an amazing job rebuilding and tuning my Fox a few months ago, something the company in Colorada just couldn't get right.
    Hey Sam we have been missing you on the trail, Bring that really cool 650B of yours out thursday and we will do a modded west loop that Ezra, Alex and Andy just rip on , ........they really hurt me today ,,,but it was worth it !!



    Quote Originally Posted by cstem View Post
    Neat! Neat! Neat! I really liked!
    Your words are to kind , I am glad you liked it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    That's very impressive. Two toolboxes just for the drillbits, geez!
    Some of the carbide and cobalt sets are really stupid in price to , HSS drill bits just do not work at all for most of the stuff I do

    Quote Originally Posted by helimech View Post
    Goodjob, awesome vid .

    Did you make your own nitro service needle? I also have 2 more ? but I'll PM ya those. Thanks Kelster.
    Yes , I built that set up in 75 and swore I was really going to make a bad ass unit that was all self contained and had a nice manuel pressure set , charge shut off and auto seal ..........but as you can see I never did , it does work well you just have to be slow a careful not to poke yourself with the dam thing.

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    Slick Honey!

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    If you are interested, I would like to see about getting you set up to do some work if the type of work I need fits in your wheelhouse. How is your welding capability? The video is a good promo, your shop looks tidy, well organized.
    Check my pulse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Slick Honey!
    Is that just the best seal lube you have ever used or what.

    It really take all the stiction out of any moving part .

    I use that stuff for everything , really works well for "automatic transmission" re-assemble !

    And its a must for any Showa or Kyb MOTO suspension for sure !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    Hey Sam we have been missing you on the trail, Bring that really cool 650B of yours out thursday and we will do a modded west loop that Ezra, Alex and Andy just rip on , ........they really hurt me today ,,,but it was worth it !! .

    I'm in! I think I'm ready to start riding again.

    West Loop like Bees Knees or Pima Canyon?

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    I have a shock that I was going to have pushed for a reign x1, it has been taken completely apart already. Is rebuilding shocks something you normally do? If so how can I get in touch with you?

    Thanks
    Brian

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    Goofy west loop at Pima Canyon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5bravobravo View Post
    If you are interested, I would like to see about getting you set up to do some work if the type of work I need fits in your wheelhouse. How is your welding capability? The video is a good promo, your shop looks tidy, well organized.
    I don't know about well organized .....I really try to keep it up but I get so many goofy projects going that it is generally scattered more than I would like.......not to mention I am a pack rat so that dosen't help.

    I do alot of welding on all kinds of goofy projects , the shop has a larger rear section that I have automotive lifts and do the majority of larger work , so maybe

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    I need a part made from B3 alloy. If I send you a solidworks print, can you quote it? I can supply the material.
    Check my pulse...

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