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    How can you tell what year a 5 spot is?

    Prob. a dumb question but how can I tell if a Spot is an 2006?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKnight
    Prob. a dumb question but how can I tell if a Spot is an 2006?

    Thanks!
    If it's 2006, it most likely will have a TNT rear. I believe that there were no other changes between 2005 and 2006, except possibly the finish.

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    Thanks Blue. I've searched the site a few times and can't seem to find any pictures that show the difference between the HL and TNT. I found all kinds of threads with everybody and their mothers opinion on the 2 systems but no pictures. I'd like to see a real picture of the 2 different systems.

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    Easy to check.

    If the rear pivot is on the seat stay, it's TNT. If the rear pivot is on the chain stay, it's HL. It's easy to spot.

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    Got it! Thank you so much. I felt like my brain was going to implode trying to figure out the difference. :-)

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    Here's a picture of my new spot. Should be here on Tuesday...I can hardly stand the waiting!
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    easy....if it rides like crap, it must be an 05 or older with the horst link.

    if it is extremely stiff and rides great, it is an 06.

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    OT...making fun of Fo

    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ...if it is extremely stiff...rides great..
    I've heard that about you; that you like it extremely stiff.

    Sorry about that, it just seems that the regulars are taking it easy on you since you've starting sipping the Kool-aid and I'm just trying to take up the slack. I'm particularly disappointed in Renny, he seems to have gone completely soft. And as I said above, I've heard you don't like it soft.

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    Lmao!

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    The diff between TNT and the Horst link is where the rear pivot is placed: above the rear axle on the TNT bike and below and in front of the axle on the HL...

    HL:



    TNT:

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    The diff between TNT and the Horst link is where the rear pivot is placed: above the rear axle on the TNT bike and below and in front of the axle on the HL...
    exactly.....notice how much "cleaner" the TNT system is

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    I've heard that about you; that you like it extremely stiff.

    Sorry about that, it just seems that the regulars are taking it easy on you since you've starting sipping the Kool-aid and I'm just trying to take up the slack. I'm particularly disappointed in Renny, he seems to have gone completely soft. And as I said above, I've heard you don't like it soft.
    two things PC....

    (1) making fun Fo is never off topic, especially in this pathetic forum, and

    (2) it is not "extremely stiff" that I like, it is "fully rigid", duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKnight
    Here's a picture of my new spot. Should be here on Tuesday...I can hardly stand the waiting!
    That bike looks great!!!! Enjoy the ride.

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