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gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby mike35 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:00 am

hello
i've just bought a second hand gk sonic06
good kite, but the bar and isn't so good...
the clamcleat on the chicken loop is hard to use...
is there anyone who have a tip or an idea to change that?
thanks for your help :wink: .

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby Bradders » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:15 am

GK does a conversion kit that makes the bar like the 07 bar
Phone your GK dealer costs around £35

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby mike35 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:28 am

i don't see this in france :nono: will ask..

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby JGTR » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:48 pm

If the clamcleat is stiff or keep slipping give the depower line a really good wash out as if it gets sandy it will be hard to use and wear out the cleat really quickly.

There was a mod where you flip the cleat over, made it slightly easier to use. Another mod involved getteing a SS mickeymouse swivel, running a new line up to the swivel and back down again and using the cleat upside dowm, similar to the new Naish Smartloop bar.

I tried all these mods with my 06 Sonics - even made my own bar with different cleat and Slingshot stopper coz I didn't like the GK bar but the Best mod I did was to ditch the bar all together and buy myself a 2007 Best bar :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: If you go the Best bar route, You'll need 15cm ish extensions on the rear lines

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby munteruk » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:28 pm

The bar takes a bit of getting used to but with a bit of technique you can adjust the length of the front lines on the fly. Just ride downwind under the kite a bit with the bar eased and the pressure should come off. It isn't quite as nice as some of the newer bars though.

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby Boardhedz » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:33 pm

Hi, I've had a few '06 sonics and found the '07 bar upgrade to work fine, just need to ensure relative line lengths are kept constant, try the link below
http://www.airjamexpress.com/product_in ... cts_id=260
seems like they're out of stock but I'm sure they could get one for you
hope this helps

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby mike35 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:25 am

thanks for your help :thumb:
anyone got the size of the bc on the 07 bar?

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby Boardhedz » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:33 pm

Hi,
I must have a mental block, but what do you mean by "bc" on the '07 bar?
I may be able to help you then!

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby mike35 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:37 pm

i'm french :D , "bc" for "bordé choqué" that mean the "strong line" between the chicken loop dans the trim...
sorry for my english

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Re: gk sonic 06 bar tuning

Postby Boardhedz » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:49 pm

ahhh, sorry, . . . . I'm not sure exactly what you want to know, but I have a Sonic Set Up instruction sheet that I found really helpful, see attached .pdf file.

this refers to the 11m sonic and the measurements worked for my 11m, however, the 8m and 14m were different dimensions, but the same principals; hopefully you have an 11m; note the back lines are on the middle knot of the leader lines and the centre line 100cm for full power, shorten for less power. I put a black pen mark at 100cm so you can see it when adjusting.

if you do get the '07 bar upgrade then you will need to measure the full power length of the centre line on the '07 upgrade kit, and if not equal to 100cm, then you will need to make the appropriate adjustments to the rear lines to keep the differential constant.

hope this answers your question!
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