lotus54

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    OSSA Explorer 2014
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  1. I'll try to come up with something better describing.
  2. For me it has been worth it. but I broke the stock linkage twice and didn't want to do that again (plus easy lube) make sure they send a 90° zerk for the middle pin, the straight mine came with is inaccessible when on the bike. They are a thread pitch not avaliable locally for me (I live in a small town). I'd also recommend shimming and locktiting that middle pin, to make sure it doesn't come loose. mark
  3. It is working well. I did have the middle rocker bolt come loose- so I shimmed it and re-locktited it to keep it form loose item again. Easy to lube and seems to be holding up well. Seems smoother than the factory, but I could be dreaming. mostly I didn't want to break it again and have to dismantle, lube and replace bushings less often. mark
  4. Puget Sound Trialers also have vintage events, all north of you though. http://www.pugetsoundtrialers.com
  5. I never pressure wash- but the riding I do does Basicly the same thing. It is pretty rare to not ride in a lot of mud. The linkage I bought came with zerk fittings, someone on here had fit them to the stock setup. But I wanted something more rugged than the original- so blew the big bucks for fhe titanium setup.
  6. I never pressure wash- but the riding I do does Basicly the same thing. It is pretty rare to not ride in a lot of mud. The linkage I bought came with zerk fittings, someone on here had fit them to the stock setup. But I wanted something more rugged than the original- so blew the big bucks for fhe titanium setup.
  7. I never pressure wash- but the riding I do does Basicly the same thing. It is pretty rare to not ride in a lot of mud. The linkage I bought came with zerk fittings, someone on here had fit them to the stock setup. But I wanted something more rugged than the original- so blew the big bucks for fhe titanium setup.
  8. I've replaced loads of bushes, the swingarm pivot pins, bushes and seals and worn out the or pivots. I ride it a lot (I think I'm about 300 hours)- but I trail ride and only occasionally do a trial.
  9. Yes, you need to take the wheel, swingarm and linkage all off. Then take the linkage apart (no need to remove damper) One reason I spent $$$ for the Ti linkage is it has zerk fittings and I can lube every ride. I ride in the mud/water a LOT and that trashed the bushings in a hurry. I got tired of taking it apart all The time. Plus I broke the linkage twice and this is guaranteed not to break.
  10. It is pretty easy to pull the gearbox- might not be a bad idea to check it now.
  11. I have an article on the Curnutts from about 1970. They used a floating mid valve, I don't think anyone else did. Seals are standard avalaible stuff, and they can still be sent in for rebuild. I talked to the guy that used to work with Charles (related also?) and he can even make them up. I am missing one form my GPII. (Long story, but I have it back) and need another. At a standstill they felt like they didn't have any rebound damping, but they worked wonderfully out riding. Way better than the Betors.
  12. I had Curnutts on two of my old OSSAs (stiletto and GPII Phantom) For a MX/desert bike they are great. I'm not sure how well they would work for trials.
  13. Yes- certainly look like Explorer forks. I changed mine to Marzocchi forks- much, much nicer. (Lewisport had a deal on some new ones) I've had mine apart, I don't recall any issue with the clickers. But they didn't do much either. One leg is compression, one is rebound. does it have an Ohlins on the rear?
  14. Those look much like the forks from my Explorer. What does the slider look like?
  15. Mike starts really well now 99% of the time. I fit a small Lithium batter that I activate with a momentary button. Hold it down and the fuel pump runs and ECU is 'awake'. Nice if you run out of fuel also. Yes. It does still require a healthy kick