Buggying backwards!

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For those of you that may have missed some of the recent posts in this thread...

It appears for the last 4 years I have been buggying backwards and once again (though I hate to admit it:sarcastichand:) @.Joel Is right. But it wasn't the foot-pegs on backwards but the front fork:blush2:. I explained to my 15 year old daughter and her exact words were "your a noodle!"...

Before-

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and after-

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With the bearings now running backwards and unwinding Mark, that should take all the wear out of them over time and restore them to new all by themselves.

Ha ha  ha.................:rofl:

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@gum-nuts find yourself an old bicycle tyre, cut a section out of it then wrap it around the footpeg tight and zip-tie it.  
Feels a heap better under the feet than the grip tape and it doesn't wear out the underneath of your shoes ;) 

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You're not the only one gumnuts. This guy was selling his bug on ebay a while back claiming he'd never used it and somehow I believe him.

If its any consolation I used to wear my harness with the hook pointing up until someone pointed it out. 

Is there any difference in the rake of the forks now they are pointing in the right direction ?

 

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btw, well spotted Joel
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Is there any difference in the rake of the forks now they are pointing in the right direction ?

no the rake looks the same.

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lol, you're a numpty :)

 

i got down to thirteenth beach on day set up my buggy, locked the car (with the spanners in it) and dragged it down the beach. go to the bottom of the beach and realised they where on backwards, trekked back up to the car to get the spanner, only to realise that id left my car keys in the kite bag on the beach.

slapped my head and went 'doh!'

 

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@gum-nuts, your xr fork is different than our forks in the states.  our pegs slant back towards the rider.  Yours look to come straight out so putting the for either way makes no change on leg room.  I'll post a picture of mine so you see what I'm talking about.  It makes a bigger difference on our chinese made xr buggies which way the fork is on.

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@gum-nuts, your xr fork is different than our forks in the states.  our pegs slant back towards the rider.  Yours look to come straight out so putting the for either way makes no change on leg room.  I'll post a picture of mine so you see what I'm talking about.  It makes a bigger difference on our chinese made xr buggies which way the fork is on.

no change in leg room or foot position, just looks more streamlined with them raked backwards!

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@gum-nuts find yourself an old bicycle tyre, cut a section out of it then wrap it around the footpeg tight and zip-tie it.  
Feels a heap better under the feet than the grip tape and it doesn't wear out the underneath of your shoes ;) 

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I did this when @andy666 recommended it on an earlier thread and really like it.  I had previously used rubber friction tape and it doesn't last past a couple sessions.  I additionally used some urethane sealant to act as adhesive on mine along with zip ties.  probably not needed but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't spin on the peg.  I will still be able to peel off the tire to replace it in the future.  I hope.

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An easy mistake with those forks!.... I put my leading link fork on backwards.... that was stupid. It is in no way symetrical...... Luckily i figured out my goof before the rest of the boys rocked up. Otherwise there would have been mocking for years. 

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OMG

if you look at the picture you'll see I've got my back wheels on backwards

I'm a waiting confirmation dut I think I "gum nutted" it

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lol, you're a numpty :)

 

i got down to thirteenth beach on day set up my buggy, locked the car (with the spanners in it) and dragged it down the beach. go to the bottom of the beach and realised they where on backwards, trekked back up to the car to get the spanner, only to realise that id left my car keys in the kite bag on the beach.

slapped my head and went 'doh!'

 

Not to mention driving all the way to Sandy Point one day, only to find that we left the rear axle bar at home 2 and a half hours away! DOH!! 

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@gum-nuts find yourself an old bicycle tyre, cut a section out of it then wrap it around the footpeg tight and zip-tie it.  
Feels a heap better under the feet than the grip tape and it doesn't wear out the underneath of your shoes ;) 

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sometimes I do listen to advice I'm given...

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