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how can you tell if your fork is flexing...

July 8, 2003, 11:03 a.m.
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I am just wondering how you can tell if your flexes? I have a 2003 Mars dj 3 and i am pretty sure it flexes but how can you tell…:rolleyes:

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July 8, 2003, 11:24 a.m.
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Stand infront of your bike and put the front wheel between your legs. Twist the handle bars back and forth and watch the fork flex like a mofo.

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July 8, 2003, 11:29 a.m.
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ride it.

actually, if you pull some rigid-armed stiff-backed seated tight turns in some bumpy grass, and you can feel it.

July 8, 2003, 11:32 a.m.
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If you ride a Shiver SC (Like me)…..you can just tell….lol

July 8, 2003, 11:41 a.m.
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uh.. you can feel it?

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July 8, 2003, 11:48 a.m.
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you can tell it flexes when it doesnt snap. if wa fork were 100% rigid and had no give it would snap the first time you cased a jump!!

July 8, 2003, 11:54 a.m.
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Originally posted by "inshane"
Stand infront of your bike and put the front wheel between your legs. Twist the handle bars back and forth and watch the fork flex like a mofo.

Of course this isn't quite what the fork experiences in the REAL WORLD.

July 8, 2003, 12:08 p.m.
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You can see it flex back and forth too by just holding the front brake and rocking. On my z1 u can see the arch go forward pretty far.

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July 8, 2003, 12:26 p.m.
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on my 2001 supers it feel like the lowers are clankin around back and forth when im cruising in bumps, its pretty scary since i keep thinkin its gonna bust off a drop:eek:

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July 8, 2003, 12:51 p.m.
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thats kreeped out

July 8, 2003, 12:52 p.m.
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Originally posted by phlegm
Of course this isn't quite what the fork experiences in the REAL WORLD.

:)

superheros
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July 8, 2003, 1:30 p.m.
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cornering hard over studder bumps is when i feel the flex the most.

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July 8, 2003, 1:55 p.m.
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just watch your fork while you ride and you'll see it move alot

July 8, 2003, 6:46 p.m.
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If the stanctions snap you "flexed" it too much.

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