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Depends what bike your on we need details.
 

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X-Vert said:
How bad with that fork kill my handling??
I ran the 888RC2X (200mm) on my old Bighit and it handeled fine. If you don't like the way the 05 888 feels because of its height, buy the flat crowns and you'll be good.
 

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i know this is a bit of a grave dig(oh nooooooooo)

but i thought it would be better to dig then start a new thread.
did you end up doing it? if so how did it go and do you have a photos?

im thinking of picking up a mates 888rc(200mm) and trying it out on my 04
 

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exvitermini said:
i know this is a bit of a grave dig(oh nooooooooo)

but i thought it would be better to dig then start a new thread.
did you end up doing it? if so how did it go and do you have a photos?

im thinking of picking up a mates 888rc(200mm) and trying it out on my 04
Sweetest upgrade you can do to your bike! Picked up a 200mm 2004 888R and it just frickin' rocks!! I can go harder and faster than ever before. I do notice some understeer on flat turns but eventually I may get some flat crowns but I'm pretty stoked.
 

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cheers for thats well its looks like there will be another silver bighit with 200 888's only mine will be 05 rc's

already picked up some drop crowns that will be turning up next week some time(sweet deal on ebay $60(aud) for crowns and intergraded stem)
 

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I have a large 04 bighit with 888rc the headtube is too long for both flatcrowns so can only run the bottom flatcrown and not enuf length left on top for a stem so had to run the 888 integrated stem. worth every penny I really like it. It choppers my front end just the way I like it and I don't think it is way too laid back. I run the bighit rear travel in the longest travel/slackest setting position. hope that helps.
 

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Nice BigHit!

bwolmarans said:
here is a picture and stuff. this was with the 2.5" stroker shock, now has 2.75" stroke shock.
200mm and the longer/steeper settings works better than those bikes without the adjustment but as everyone says, best would be drop crowns. Now if you go 170mm with that setting, you may be spot on.
 

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yeah I might go 170mm for the winter now that the season at Mammoth is over
 

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bwolmarans said:
here is a picture and stuff. this was with the 2.5" stroker shock, now has 2.75" stroke shock.
our bikes are going to be twins then...
this is an old photo of mine with 2.75 swinger 4way.(now has odi lock ons and sdg seat)


going up to my mates tomorrow to have a look and and maybe buy them.. :)
 

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I bought mine off a friend as well. Well, one more coffee and then off to Kenter for some dirt jumping. Yes I know - way too much bike for dirt jumping.
 

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got them last night...
oi will post photos in the next few days(waiting on my intergrated stem and drop crowns to come) if anyone interested?
 
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