Originally Posted by ryckaert
Trying to get our Dual Moto back on the trail. If you know about these bikes, you know the rear suspension has issues. I was told by Bill that rebuild kits were produced for the rear pivots to get the bike useable again. He is saying a big pile of kits were sold and possibly someone has a stockpile.
I'm asking if anyone does. If not, it's off to the machine shop to try and put something together to fix the problem. Right now the rear assembly is very loose and moving from side to side. Dangerous.
Funny thing is the bike has really no miles on it. -Pete
My sympathies... you've got a tough nut there. A couple thoughts:
1. You might send a note to Rich Shapiro at Gear-to-Go Tandems (http://www.gtgtandems.com
) to see if he has any leads. He is a Santana dealer who had a 1st Generation Dual Moto sitting in inventory for the longest time... long enough to be faced with questions from potential buyers about how to get replacement parts for the Outland VPP rear suspension.
2. You might also try sending a note to Santa Cruz bicycle's tech support guys to see if they have any leads. (http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/)
. Santa Cruz purchased the rights to the Outland VPP suspension a few years back and may have acquired some tribal knowledge on sources for replacement parts to support legacy Outland suspension systems.
3. If the Outland VPP rear suspension is anything like the earlier Ventana / Turner MFS rear suspension most of the parts that wear out are bushings that can usually be sourced from a variety of different suppliers once you have the correct dimensions. Same as the more recent systems that use quad-set bearings ILO bushings. Again, Santa Cruz should have all of those design specs. in their possession.
Last edited by TandemGeek; 06-27-07 at 06:59 AM.