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1/19/2018 2:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2018 2:29 PM

No more DLC on the lowers on his 52mm cones. Why?


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1/19/2018 2:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2018 2:25 PM

He’s done, put him down as 4th on your fantasy sheet smile

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1/19/2018 2:29 PM

That bike's looking heavy.

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Might order a pizza, take a nap, doesn't really matter.

1/19/2018 2:30 PM

Hey, he has a red plate !!

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

1/19/2018 2:31 PM

He looks uncomfortable. he’s gonna get cleaned by seely for going so slow.

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1/19/2018 2:33 PM

Red plate looks good on the husky

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1/19/2018 2:34 PM

I’m 98% sure no KTM or Husky running cone valves have had DLC lowers. Here’s a pic of his bike in 2015 with no DLC. I’ve wondered why as well since every other team runs a coating. Guess they don’t need it.
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1/19/2018 2:35 PM

No way he wins this weekend without a front wheel

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1/19/2018 2:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2018 3:06 PM

The lowers used to be aluminum unlike most steel tubes. I don't think any of the rider's with the 52mm's run DLC or other coating? Also no KRoc clamps.

On the other hand, he may be testing the pre production prototypes for 2019? JK

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

1/19/2018 2:55 PM

Gah, the details you guys pay attention to. It's amazing. I would hardly notice if a guy chose to run a new exhaust or something..

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1/19/2018 2:56 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

He’s done, put him down as 4th on your fantasy sheet smile

LoL!!

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1/19/2018 3:07 PM

TheOriginalPancakee wrote:

He looks uncomfortable. he’s gonna get cleaned by seely for going so slow.

I though he looked comfortable

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

1/19/2018 3:08 PM

Aren't the Cone 48s the forks w/ the black sliders?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/19/2018 3:47 PM

KTM off-road team is running the cone valves with the DLC lowers.
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1/19/2018 3:50 PM

48cv sliders are coated, 52s are raw looking.

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1/19/2018 4:22 PM

^^^ as long as I can recall it been that way.

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1/19/2018 4:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2018 4:27 PM

48mm lowers are steel tubes with DLC, the 52s are aluminum and have never been DLC coated...I don’t believe DLC will adhere to aluminum properly.

Also the Husky team has been on Neken clamps for a few years now.

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1/19/2018 4:55 PM

ML512 wrote:

48mm lowers are steel tubes with DLC, the 52s are aluminum and have never been DLC coated...I don’t believe DLC will adhere to aluminum properly.

Also the Husky team has been on Neken clamps for a few years now.

Interesting. I had no idea. What’s the weight of the 52’s vs the standard production WP fork?

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1/19/2018 5:16 PM

Red plate looks the best on the husky

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1/19/2018 5:16 PM

Premix wrote:

No more DLC on the lowers on his 52mm cones. Why?


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You mite find of those 52's have Alloy lower tubes, not steel. I believe the Black DLC coating has to be applied at a very high temperature inside a vacuum chamber. This high processing temperature can affect the tempering of the Alloy tube an maybe make it stiffer and more brittle.

Just a theory the DLC is good for friction and I believe the steel tubes can take the process with out making the tubes stiffer or more likely to wind up snapping.

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1/19/2018 8:12 PM

Anyone notice the seal holder with built in starting device? Pretty trick!

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1/19/2018 8:23 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Anyone notice the seal holder with built in starting device? Pretty trick!

You ever see how Jason sets it on the way back to the starting line after his sighting lap?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/20/2018 5:07 AM

That red plate looks heavy

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1/20/2018 6:05 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

He’s done, put him down as 4th on your fantasy sheet smile

THE EL HOMBRE TRAIN HAS DERAILED

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1/20/2018 7:38 AM

Stupid question, for the 52mm forks for they use “normal” outside diameter triple clamps and just bore the inside diameter larger and make the clamp wall thinner? Or do they create a larger “ clamp ring” with a larger ID and OD?

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