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1. Find a good waste paper basket (yellow ones are best),

2. Find the perfect equilibrium point,

3. Place brake lines on waste paper basket at optimised angle (important) - they have remarkable strength.

4. Place 8 bricks on a towel 150mm behind rear wheel, AND

5. Voilą



and step 3 illustrated:




Step 4 Illustrated:



I hope this "How To" is helpful as we generally make things far too complicated and we need to explore new simplified ways to doing work on our bikes


Of course, if you are the less adventurous type you can always add into the equation a frame jack & two car stands



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robbie what pipes u got on this thing
looks different to standard

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Headers are stock, no cat - ceramic coated in 2010 from memory.

The pipes are straight through - like the F3 - they are in-house "rossi modded pipes"


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Fork upgrade? Is it ohlins.

I feel the need, the need for corner speed!
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I may be a bit slow, but what do the bricks do?
Just love high tech fixes!

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Fork upgrade? Is it ohlins.
No Ohlins - LOL -... just some sexier internals in the Marzocchis (nothing major) - exactly what still being debated in terms of (primarily) cost - lol If costs spiral we'll just do the seals (leaking) and that's it

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I may be a bit slow, but what do the bricks do?
Just love high tech fixes!
The bricks are necessary in case anyone knocks it over, I then have a ready made pile of projectiles to hurl at the moron concerned

Well sort of, where the bike is sitting is kind of a thoroughfare from backyard into the house - the bricks are there to weight down the stand (towel is there to stop my bloody expensive Anderson stand from getting scratched) & provide a visual & psychological barrier (hopefully) to some klutz walking through - as I know my family & relatives well, I think it a sound & necessary precaution


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5. Voilą




Rob... Were did you use the stringed musical instrument ?

Was it kept on stand by in case the bike came crashing back down to Earth..

Looks like you got this set up from page 42 of the " Heath Robinson" book of DIY suspension tuning..


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1. Find a good waste paper basket (yellow ones are best)
If you take the blue waste paper basket, you don't need another block of wood under it LOL
(love your construction! )

Keep the rubber side down....
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Rob... Were did you use the stringed musical instrument ?

Was it kept on stand by in case the bike came crashing back down to Earth..

Looks like you got this set up from page 42 of the " Heath Robinson" book of DIY suspension tuning..


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Indeed Johnny, the Voilą player was on stand by to play an appropriate requiem perhaps Missa Pro Defunctis (of course only the string section & movements) in case of such an unimaginable catastrophe took place Luckily it didn't & now we play the waiting game.

I am not familiar with Heath Robinson but if he promulgates set ups like that then I shall have seek him out to become disciple.



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If you take the blue waste paper basket, you don't need another block of wood under it LOL
(love your construction! )
INDEED another block of wood would have been required with the highly inferior blue waste paper basket! - Go straight to the head of the class - well done Sir, very well done. Who said suspension was boring?


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Love your work Rob, your like Macgyver
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