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MKS GR9 Nickle Dust Caps

Old 10-15-08, 08:45 PM
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Sweet mod, and it doesn't cost a dime! Or does it? Mwahahahah
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Old 10-15-08, 11:20 PM
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STFU nOOb!! I stuffed a buck forty-two in each of my GR-9s.
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Old 10-16-08, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
If you can think of a way of turning him around without turning him up-side-down I'd really love to hear it.
i literally LOL'd.
good job guy.
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Old 12-22-08, 04:17 PM
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i'm about to do this to a set of sylvan lites.

question: once they're in, is it difficult to get out? i don't need it to be easy, just doable every few months.


Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
i just ordered a pair of GR9's and will have to do this. i like the look
fyi, this doesn't work with the black ones (unless you somehow file off some of the powdercoat).
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Old 12-22-08, 04:39 PM
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I like Jefferson looking back.
He's looking at all the dudes you're riding past.

Best mod idea I've seen in awhile.
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Old 12-22-08, 04:57 PM
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Its really hard to get the dust caps out with my experience.
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Old 12-22-08, 05:08 PM
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The only hard part about doing it on mine was hitting the nickel just right to get it to seat in the peddle.

But all in all I was done in 10-15 minutes all said and done.
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Old 12-22-08, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Critical Jeff View Post
Its really hard to get the dust caps out with my experience.
I take that back, I got them out easy, easy installation too.
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Old 12-22-08, 06:59 PM
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and i was looking at a set of these...


so, total cost on this project?
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Old 12-22-08, 07:04 PM
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Has anyone actually taken the nickels out yet?
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Old 12-22-08, 08:23 PM
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also, those cages look a bit huge, how big are your feet?
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Old 12-22-08, 10:24 PM
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how much do your toe clips weigh?
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Old 12-24-08, 07:59 PM
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man, that sh.t was hard as balls.

i do not advise doing the above with sylvan lites.

(looks pimp as f.ck though)
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Old 12-24-08, 10:03 PM
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i feel like a dumbass, i almost cut my finger off when my knife blade slipped while taking the dustcaps off. then i used a eyeglass screwdriver and it came out super easy. my dust caps were all chewed up so it wasn't too easy to get them out but everything else was cake. it looks awesome.
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Old 12-24-08, 10:17 PM
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i'm pretty sure these nickels are never ever coming out ever.

i'll post a howto on drilling a hole through nickels without fuc%ing up yr pedals in six months or so.
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Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
i'm pretty sure these nickels are never ever coming out ever.

i'll post a howto on drilling a hole through nickels without fuc%ing up yr pedals in six months or so.
shouldnt be hard, there is about a 3/4th inch gap between the coin and the bolt that holds the pedal onto its axel.
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Old 12-24-08, 10:22 PM
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hot. wanna be in my howto?
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Old 12-25-08, 01:37 AM
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Dont park that bike in my neighborhood our you will be out ten cents.
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Originally Posted by Understanding View Post
also, those cages look a bit huge, how big are your feet?
Size 13... wish I ordered the L vs XL.

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Old 03-23-09, 02:42 PM
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Nickle = woodpecker.

Nickel = a 5 cent coin, and other things.
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Old 03-23-09, 06:19 PM
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I did this as well, I used 84 and 87. My wife and I were born in 84, My brother and brother in-law were born in 87.




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Originally Posted by somegeek View Post
Nickel - 5 grams
Plastic dust cap - barely 1 gram
- two caps on my scale had the reading flipping back and forth from one to two grams (right on the verge of reading two grams).

~8 gram weight gain replacing the dust caps with nickels
Sure, but how do you quantify the coolness factor of the coins?
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