How long before marcus takes his suspension apart?

bclapham

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Rumor in the pits these days is that Marcus may well be riding a RM125 next season.... Now aparently, despite the excellent handling of the suzuki chassis and the high revving rm motor, the lure of working with the Showa suspension components is what convinced him to sigh on the yellow bike; other rumors floating around had marcus quoted as saying he rode the 03 rm125 and was happy with the suspension as stock! :eek:

So, here is my poll: how long will he last before he takes his new suspension apart?
 

slo' mo

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I hafta think he believes he can improve it before he rides it :thumb:
 

Jeff Howe

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He will ride it stock for awhile, until he reaches his best setup, then he will go inside to play. Within the first month is my guess. If he doesn't ride it stock he won't know what improvements he made to it.

One thing is for sure though, he will make improvements to it, one way or another.
 

drehwurm

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According to my infos directly from KTM Austria they hired him to develop the PDS-replacement all-new KTM linkage. To keep everything secret the bike will be yellow. Therefor my vote goes for Marcus on KTM again ;-)

Michael
 

LEE BAXTER

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Marcus dear buddy , they know about baby RC . Your as bad as me but nobody will teach me and you do not know who is Steve Clitheroe.How did you like the 150 kit and how did you do in the open class dear buddy ?
 

bclapham

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wow, come on guys- 170 views, 18 votes and only 7 replies!

i recon he will be busy riding it at least for the first week and will have jetting and stuff etc. it will come apart within 2 weeks
 

marcusgunby

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I will be amazed if it lasts a week before it comes to bits-if its like the 03 the forks were totally racable but the shock was stiff-it had something like 13 44mm shims in the LSC stack-way too much for little me.
 

bclapham

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and what did you say to deadly dave about pulling his NEW shock apart before it got chance to break in properly? hmmmmm?
 

georgieboy

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13 shims of 44mm, that's a lot i think.
Can you give some side info in this thread why they used so many 44shims in this shock?? Or do we have to make a thread about the suspension company: what where they thinking when they assembled this fork/shock??
 

01HondaCR

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Hes a rider like the rest of us. No one could have a brand new bike in their garage and take it apart without riding it first. And I mean NO ONE!!!
 

marcusgunby

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01HondaCR i have stripped engines and suspension before riding the bikes;)

 

On the question of why so many shims-no idea? blame the testers in socal i guess-they all come with a similar setup, YZ, CR KX etc.
 

bclapham

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but Marcus, you are forgetting that SoCal is the center of the MX universe and we need more shims here since SoCal riders are twice as fast as everyone else in the world.
 

steve125

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I would think youd need less shims, since you all have limp wrists and walk around on your tippy toes. :)
 

bclapham

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steve, i wasnt talking about myself there, i am still the slowest person i know; merely my observations about the local riders and all the local mags and tuners that think they are all the mutts nuts!

.....so be nice!
 

steve125

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bruce i wasn't talking about you. i know you need lots of shims for reasons other than speed :eek: :)
 

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