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Downhillbillies On Splitfires

Postby Marion Karr » Sat May 27, 2006 6:36 pm

Here are some pics of DHB riders who are riding Spiltfires:


Evan St. Clair, DHB. Sponsored by Subsonic Skateboards.
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DHB's slalom newbie that, quote Jonathan Harms ,"has some serious horse power!"

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Marty Schaub GASS/DHB. Sponsored by Woody's Halfpipe Skateboard Shop
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Original La Costa Boy now Georgia slalom skater and DHB .
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Marion Karr DHB Sponsored by (YOUR NAME HERE), or himself.
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DHB downhill and slalom skater and racing promoter. Co-Founder American Slalom Skateboard Assocition
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Postby Joe Iacovelli » Sat May 27, 2006 8:32 pm

Please share your bushing, washer set up. Some of us are having trouble getting the trucks to turn enough.

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Postby Adam Daniels » Sat May 27, 2006 10:06 pm

the best i got a split-fire to turn was when i used the barrel white khiro bottom, and the corresponding cone white khiro top. i removed the bottom washer and flipped the top washer upside down
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Bushy

Postby Marty Schaub » Sun May 28, 2006 12:24 am

I run white / white front and back for tight. If you can't get em to turn enough then run a white cone on the bottom too. They'll turn.

Depending on the Hybrid, I'll run an all white front and a blue / white rear. The course dictates if I use cones or barrels.

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Postby Marty Schaub » Sun May 28, 2006 12:25 am

BTW it was an all zig zag podium both days.
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bushings

Postby William Arnette » Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:55 am

Ive been cutting down radikal bushings for me and karr in barrels and stimulator shapes. They arent as soft as white khiros in thier lowest duros(white khiro 73a, clear radikals 75a) but they have a ton of rebound so you get more return on your pumps.
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Re: Downhillbillies On Splitfires

Postby Wesley Tucker » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:07 am

Marion Karr wrote:All photos compliments W. Tucker


I guess that's where there isn't one of ME on the red Ick with a 90mm rear Split.
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Postby Ted Hall » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:40 am

Up front I like a white Khiro barrel bottom & a white bitch on top (who doesn't?), and I use Stims in the back.
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Split bushings

Postby Gary Fluitt » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:18 pm

On my TS board in the front I'm liking Evan's idea. A 3" kingpin with a shaved stim underneath and two bushing on the top of the truck (thus the 3" kingpin). on top I run a clear radical and a conical white khiro with no insert. This combo works well for me. Very turny and supple. Some guys have these so loose that they can bang the hanger into the kingpin, so I will open up the outside bore to address this.

On my GS and Hybrid boards I run regular 2.75" Kingpins and on the back I use a green stim underneath (untrimmed) and a white barrel khiro on top. I do the same up front but I use a trimmed green stim.
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Re: Split bushings

Postby Paul Graf » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:06 pm

Gary Fluitt wrote: A 3" kingpin with a shaved stim underneath and two bushing on the top of the truck (thus the 3" kingpin). on top I run a clear radical and a conical white khiro with no insert. This combo works well for me. Very turny and supple. Some guys have these so loose that they can bang the hanger into the kingpin, so I will open up the outside bore to address this.


Where can I get a 3" kingpin for my front splitfire? Can the existing kingpin be easily removed? Is this possible for a "do-it-yourselfer"???

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DIY

Postby Marty Schaub » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:36 pm

Home Depot or Lowes has the Grade 8 bolt in 3 inch.
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Postby Ramón Königshausen » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:15 pm

Don't you guys have problems with the hanger touching the baseplate? I've spent hours in adjusting a Spiltfire and make it turn more but I couldn't manage to make it as turny as I want it.

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Re: DIY

Postby Wesley Tucker » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:23 pm

Marty Schaub wrote:Home Depot or Lowes has the Grade 8 bolt in 3 inch.


Yes, but the the "skateboard standard" is 24-thread. All the home supply places have are coarser threads. These are acceptable IF you want to start carrying all kinds of nuts for different kingpins. Personally, I like keeping everything standard: same nut for all my axles, same for all my kingpins and same for mounting hardware. It also cuts down on the number of tools needed.

I found a fastener supply here in town that carried all the different bolts imaginable. I got a bag full of Grade 8-zinc coated 3" bolts for 12¢ a piece. Just look in the yellow pages under "fasteners."

Oh, and make sure you get SHOULDER BOLTS. Fully-threaded bolts can easily fatigue under bending and twisting loads . . . just ask anyone who had some of the early-generation Radikals.
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:19 pm

Fastenal.com ...thats where I sourced all the bolts/nuts for the splits, and I believe thats where Gary gets them now. they have locations in most towns in the US, hell they even sell those screwy metric one too!
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