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Posted: May 19, 2020 at 4:20 Quote
Im Having trouble getting a replacement headset bearing for a 2017 gambler. Im struggling to find what the part number is as the old bearing has no markings and i cant find any clear info online about the part. does anyone have the part number any direction is appreciated
Cheers cobbas

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 8:03 Quote
Hello guys I got a question.

I have a 2013 Factory Series 40 FLOAT 26 FIT RC2.
I wonder if I can fit a 27.5" wheel in this fork without issues. Will I have issues with the 203mm rotor or offset?

My fork ID = CCBN.

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 8:35 Quote
Tripmo wrote:
Hello guys I got a question.

I have a 2013 Factory Series 40 FLOAT 26 FIT RC2.
I wonder if I can fit a 27.5" wheel in this fork without issues. Will I have issues with the 203mm rotor or offset?

My fork ID = CCBN.

Do not do it. When the fork bottoms out it will hit the frame and there is not enough clearance in the arch of the fork.

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 19:14 Quote
ThunderChunk wrote:
Tripmo wrote:
Hello guys I got a question.

I have a 2013 Factory Series 40 FLOAT 26 FIT RC2.
I wonder if I can fit a 27.5" wheel in this fork without issues. Will I have issues with the 203mm rotor or offset?

My fork ID = CCBN.

Do not do it. When the fork bottoms out it will hit the frame and there is not enough clearance in the arch of the fork.

OK thanks for clearing it up.

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 20:45 Quote
i’m curious though, how much of a difference does it make if i stick a 26inch wheel in a 27.5inch fork? i’ve got a 2014 demo 8 and want some fast black boxxers but can’t find any which are 26inch. i heard it doesn’t really make a difference and the gap in between the fork and the tyre doesn’t really look very goofy either.

Posted: May 19, 2020 at 21:36 Quote
buildstuf wrote:
i’m curious though, how much of a difference does it make if i stick a 26inch wheel in a 27.5inch fork? i’ve got a 2014 demo 8 and want some fast black boxxers but can’t find any which are 26inch. i heard it doesn’t really make a difference and the gap in between the fork and the tyre doesn’t really look very goofy either.

I ran 26" wheels on my gambler with a 27.5 fork for half a season. I was slowly building my bike. It actually handled better with the 27.5 fork. Slacker HA and it brought the BB up (it's extremely low with 26" wheels so this was beneficial). I honestly think the 2015+ gambler handles best with 26" wheels and a 27.5 fork. I'm not sure how it would affect your demo

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 9:28 Quote
My Scott Gambler's shox spring says it's 250x3.75 should i put 500x3.50 spring? will it fit?

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 11:03 Quote
Dropper1221 wrote:
My Scott Gambler's shox spring says it's 250x3.75 should i put 500x3.50 spring? will it fit?
the second number is the travel of the spring so no, stick to the same rate.

Posted: May 22, 2020 at 14:46 Quote
Dropper1221 wrote:
My Scott Gambler's shox spring says it's 250x3.75 should i put 500x3.50 spring? will it fit?

How much do you weigh?

Posted: May 23, 2020 at 2:13 Quote
SSBone wrote:
Dropper1221 wrote:
My Scott Gambler's shox spring says it's 250x3.75 should i put 500x3.50 spring? will it fit?

How much do you weigh?

I'm 80kg

Posted: May 23, 2020 at 23:26 Quote
Dropper1221 wrote:
SSBone wrote:
Dropper1221 wrote:
My Scott Gambler's shox spring says it's 250x3.75 should i put 500x3.50 spring? will it fit?

How much do you weigh?

I'm 80kg

Depending on your liking, you can go for 450 or 500. I'm also 80 and like my Gambler with a 500lbs spring.

Regarding the second number, it's the maximum distance on which the shock compresses. Measure your shock's travel by removing the spring and fully compressing it. If the actual travel is less or equal to 3.5 inches you can get the spring you mentioned, if not you should search for a 500x3.75 one.

Posted: May 24, 2020 at 5:19 Quote
Hey guys how do you go about living your bearings on the gambler? In the manual it says just an external light lube is all that’s necessary, but what lube is that considered and do you take the bolt caps off and spray them or just get it through the crack? Sorry for all the terrible questions !

This thing creaks like CRAZY when pedaling so I’m just trying to catch up on maintaining it since I’m not sure the previous owner did much of anything

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 7:22 Quote
Hey guys! I have a 2016 gambler and I’ve had the rear axel but rattle off 2 times now. Does anyone in the US know where to find them? Or just know the size of the nut?

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 0:24 Quote
Solorider13 wrote:
Hey guys how do you go about living your bearings on the gambler? In the manual it says just an external light lube is all that’s necessary, but what lube is that considered and do you take the bolt caps off and spray them or just get it through the crack? Sorry for all the terrible questions !

This thing creaks like CRAZY when pedaling so I’m just trying to catch up on maintaining it since I’m not sure the previous owner did much of anything

You can't really lube the bearings from the outside. What I like to do is to take of the seal of the bearing by pushing a knife between the outer race and the seal and then pry open the bearing carefully. You can then wash out the bearing with brake cleaner or alcohol and repack it with regular grease or even better bearing grease. put some grease on the outside of the bearing seal to keep dirt and water out.


 
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