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Couldn't help it... wanted to upgrade to some newer stuff, so I decided to park my 07 Teocali Elite, and picked up a brand new international model 2012 Teocali Mega. Thing is freaking awesome everywhere. Ups, down, in the air etc.

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My first 'goose, found at Kmart back in February while shopping for a car battery.
I was captivated by the bike's super-wide rims and hi-volume tires, so was motivated to buy.

I checked online first, to learn what others thought about the bike, and learned that the bike goes on sale every once in a while. So I checked the Kmart site every Monday for a couple of months, and finally found it on sale for just $189.

I've replaced parts that were causing problems, and further upgraded the bars, stem and saddle, and added a long suspension post.
I added rubber gaiters to the fork legs at my second rebuild, after my first fork rebuild remained smooth for just one ride before contamination made it past the fork's fork wipers.

I've got almost 500 miles on it now, about half of that on Auburn, CA's dirt trails. It now finishes rides needing nothing more than chain lubing and brake adjusting, and rides well over rock-strewn singletrack with only 15psi in the tires.
I fly low so have not had any problems with suspension bottoming or with the rear axle in the freewheel hub bending or breaking. It also helps that I am very light for my 5'9" height. I had to use the tallest saddle I own with the long suspension post, and also shortened the stem to 8cm in order to get the bike fitted to me.

So far, so good, note that the rear rack (and the shorter stem) went on in part to assist climbing and braking traction with this bike's frame unfortunately having pretty long chainstays.

 

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This is a start. More to follow.



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Added a Hussefelt 0° stem and Hussefelt 700mm Handlebar combo. Carbon Fibre seat post and kept the original seat. Added Side mounted Kickstand. There is a ton of weight to be lost in dropping the original seat post and seat clamp.

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Hey, I think there's also a ton of weight in these steel-framed Mongeese that we will never get rid of, LOL.
Will the carbon post support the rack load with any weight in the bag?
How many watts does your rig put out?

I loved the super-wide 27.5" rims on the Mongoose Hondo model, but since they just fit onto my newer, lighter WalMart Huffy TR-745, I have since made the aluminum Huffy my main off-road bike and don't miss the Mongoose Hondo's long chainstays and flexy fork at all.
Even with WTB 2.3" tires, it's almost a plus bike with these 57mm wide rims, so I run just 22psi even over the rock gardens.

This Huffy came with better shifters, but the bottom bracket was fast-wearing crap just like on the Hondo, replaced with Shimano UN-55 model in a 118mm length.

 

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Hey, I think there's also a ton of weight in these steel-framed Mongeese that we will never get rid of, LOL.
Will the carbon post support the rack load with any weight in the bag?
How many watts does your rig put out?

I loved the super-wide 27.5" rims on the Mongoose Hondo model, but since they just fit onto my newer, lighter WalMart Huffy TR-745, I have since made the aluminum Huffy my main off-road bike and don't miss the Mongoose Hondo's long chainstays and flexy fork at all.
Even with WTB 2.3" tires, it's almost a plus bike with these 57mm wide rims, so I run just 22psi even over the rock gardens.

This Huffy came with better shifters, but the bottom bracket was fast-wearing crap just like on the Hondo, replaced with Shimano UN-55 model in a 118mm length.

1500w is mine, about 38mph...3000w is a bit crazy at 50mph...I mean... Why? Lol. I got everything broke down right now.. waiting for stuff to arrive from across the pond. I figure I'm ready to ride by Halloween. I really do have a nice build planned... It's gonna be a real looker. No doubt I will post pics. The seat post is doing fine with 20 pounds so far.

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Yeah, one thing about Mongoose is that they do make a good-looking bike!

Where is the motor in your rig? The hubs look normal, so it's in the main bag with the batteries?

Past a certain speed, you'll want to add an oil-damped suspension fork for safety, speeds that are likely illegal worse than the high-wattage motor may be.
And not to mention a huge brake upgrade...

Also btw, the Terrex and the Hondo are the same bike, ...except the Terrex has an 8" front brake rotor and chromed fork stanchions.
 

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Yeah, one thing about Mongoose is that they do make a good-looking bike!

Where is the motor in your rig? The hubs look normal, so it's in the main bag with the batteries?

Past a certain speed, you'll want to add an oil-damped suspension fork for safety, speeds that are likely illegal worse than the high-wattage motor may be.
And not to mention a huge brake upgrade...

Also btw, the Terrex and the Hondo are the same bike, ...except the Terrex has an 8" front brake rotor and chromed fork stanchions.
I'm in the process of the build. I had to build my own rims. I am also building the front rim with black spokes. It's getting BOA-G tires all around. New disc brakes. Upgrade to the brake levers that came in the kit. Red cable covers. And I did a lot of little things to customize it. The stem and handlebars are Truvativ. Seat post is carbon fibre. I removed all stickers. The front logo is getting replaced with a mint condition red mongoose badge from 1986. I'm putting custom reflective tape down and overlaying that with retro mongoose stickers. I will then add a red reflective pin strip to sort of match the dolomite designs... But it will pop in light at night. I have a 12v camping battery that will illuminate a blue nighttime running light and also runs two computer fans mounted to Plexiglas in the RakPak blowing over the top of the controller and battery. This keeps the battery and controller cool in the summer. Also makes the RakPak still functional as a trunk.

It's 1500w.. top speed is 40mph because I went with a better torque setup for hill climbing. But you can program it to get an extra 8 MPH if that's your thing. It will rob the motor of higher torque though. It has pedal assist so in the State of Indiana, it's still a bicycle.









Added pedal assist and replaced bearings in BB with Y. S. T. sealed bearings.



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Nice motorcycle, err bicycle. The smooth tires look like they would give the bike a better road feel, better grip and roll a little more freely.

That's a true custom!
 

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My Mongoose DJ682. Got it from Walmart. Upgraded a few parts. It works great for the pump tracks and smaller dirt jumps in the area. I love it just as much, if not more, as my more expensive bikes.
 

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Tell me where I can buy the axis of the rear shock mounts for teocali expert 2014.

Non-standard axis, I have been unable to find them.

The axes of the new models (2015 ,2016) are not suitable.


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Best bet is to have a mongoose dealer order it for you. If you don't have one close by, then the second best action is to contact Pacific Cycles.
 

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Here's a shot of my Deception. I bought it in Dec 2011 and have steadily upgraded it since then. I'm not sure what it weighed new but it's 30 lbs. now. It's a blast to ride and is my main trail bike.
 

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New lowers for Durolux

Two years with the Rockshox Monarch, time flies, serviced my Durolux TA and replaced the lowers. Maurice and some of the parts have seen better days but they're still hanging on.
 

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