09 August, 2012

El Guapo - Rear Tire Mounted

I managed to get the rear tire mounted tonight, using the cool living room as my garage. These bigger tires are a bit more difficult to get on the wheel, so I used lots of tire lube (soap and water mix) and my incredible strength. The only thing missing was a headband.

I brought out the big guns:

mmm, so knobby:

Close to the ride height I want:

I found a set of shocks from a Honda XR250 twinshock. 16" eye-to-eye measurement, with found spring preload adjustments via a little c-clip under the lower spring seat. Excellent condition, with tons of rebound dampening. They just need some paint:

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