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by David Johnson
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Kingpin stuck in spherical
Replies: 9
Views: 5599

Im going to avoid using heat if at all possible. Ill continue to try a stronger solvent and tapping but so far no luck with that. You mentioned getting a new KP and spherical, how difficult is that process? I mean, i already have an extra KP so thats no problem but i wouldnt know the first thing abo...
by David Johnson
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Kingpin stuck in spherical
Replies: 9
Views: 5599

Im not 100 percent sure i understand your first question. I can use a socket wrench to remove the KP from the baseplate and change out the bottom bushing if thats what you mean. The KP is just stuck inside the spherical so when i remove the hangar (and can remove both bushings) the KP will not come ...
by David Johnson
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Radikal
Topic: Kingpin stuck in spherical
Replies: 9
Views: 5599

Kingpin stuck in spherical

So i bought a used radikal dragons claw and the kingpin is frozen inside the spherical in the hangar. I tried spaying an entire can of tri-flow in there and whacking it a few good times with a hammer but i cant get it out. Its preventing me from snugging down the hangar properly on the bottom bushin...
by David Johnson
Fri May 22, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Price Dropped - Feral Arts GiVA slider
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

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by David Johnson
Sun May 10, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Yeah, i was able to get out on a hill today and get some pro help dialing in. its a lot more cofortable now. I ended up going softer in the rear, 90/90 vemon barells. added a touch more wedging to the front and pulled out the wheel base by an inch. feels much better now, looking forward to my first ...
by David Johnson
Fri May 08, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

While digging through my bushings I found a green superball. I think its 97a. I put this on top with the green eliminator (93a) bottom. If feels really dead on the flats but i wont get to try it on a hill until tomorrow (hopefully). What im wondering is are superballs any good? I know nothing about ...
by David Johnson
Thu May 07, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Just for fun I broke out the measuring tape and measured the dimensions. Hangars are 105mm and the wheelbase (axle to axle) is 57cm or 22.5 inches. I dont seen any reason to change that at this point although ill probably drill another wb at some point.
by David Johnson
Wed May 06, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Thanks for the tips, Rick. Just to clarify, when you say 'take the cup washers off entirely' on the rear, do you mean on the bottom too? So, you think i should run the bushing straight off the baseplate on bottom and with a flat washer on top? Its my understanding that would give it more turnyness, ...
by David Johnson
Wed May 06, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Thanks for all the advice. Ive been making a few changes per your suggestions and was hoping I could get some feedback. I have my first race (yay!) in a week and a half and unfortunately the weather here has been terrible and i havent been able to do much practice on a hill. Ive been able to do some...
by David Johnson
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Yeah, sorry, terminology mixup. Right now i have 21* of dewedging on the splitfire with green venom barells top and bottom. As i understand it, that should put it at 7* (28-21) plus whatever the kicktail comes to (have this mounted on my AXE 2.5 now). In front im using a chopped down bennet spaced a...
by David Johnson
Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Awesome, thats the kind of info I was looking for, thank you. I tried it out on a decent hill today and it felt a little squirley at around +11* so ill grab some longer hardware and another wedge kit and try to bring that down closer to +3*.
by David Johnson
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Thanks for the response Eric. I guess I should clarify somewhat. I guess im wondering how much other people are dewedging splitires on a 28* baseplate and tail mounted. It seems like if i wanted to run it perpendicular i would have to use 30* or more of dewedging which seems excessive. If thats what...
by David Johnson
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Splitfire Help
Replies: 19
Views: 8159

Splitfire Help

I just upgraded from an RT-S to a splitfire rear and I came across some questions. Ive got it on a randal 28* baseplate and mounted on the tail of my AXE Lynn Kramer. I cant seem to dewedge it as much as I had my tracker. I was running the RT-S with the kingpin perpendicular to the board or 2 or 3 d...