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Old 10-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #53941
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Shot IP an email since they close at 8 on the phone. Told em a few folks from advrider.com were asking about sales benefiting Jon and we'd like to support him. I'll see what they reply tomorrow. IIRC they're in the vendors thread so something could be there already about this.
Sweet! I'll gladly cross post in the Tejas and Okie threads as well if internet sales count.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #53942
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Otherwise, you know... a deer might jump in front of us or something!

(Too soon? Sorry, supposed to be a funny.)
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #53943
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Cheap spring compressor can be made from two pieces of 3/8 or 1/2" threaded rod and a couple heavy duty exhaust flanges from the auto parts store. Just have to take the shock with you to find a flange that will slip over the end but still catch the plates/collar to compress the spring. Looks like this...



Just tighten each nut a few turns at a time to keep them even as you compress/release.


Flanges purchased .... Challenge accepted.
Well, that was an adventure. Purchased two flanges and used a dremel to widen the opening on one of them. Compressed the spring far enough to access the lock nut. Got it done! ....... Now what?

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #53944
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What did I miss?
Sion plastered a deer this spring/summer.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:36 PM   #53945
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Well, that was an adventure. Purchased two flanges and used a dremel to widen the opening on one of them. Compressed the spring far enough to access the lock nut. Got it done! ....... Now what?

Answered that question of how it came apart. What are you planning to do? Heavier spring? Re valving?
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #53946
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Yep, internet sales count toward Jon's 10% on Nov 17th. Good cause...The guy has a great attitude, super positive despite losing his left leg above the knee.

Jon was fully agatt, got mowed down 30 seconds after leaving work. Old timer driver blew the red light @ 161 & Westerville Rd. It was one of those shitty situations that could have happened to any of us.

Jon & his young wife celebrated their first anniversary with Jon in the hospital.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #53947
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Now what?

Don't you just hate when it takes you so long to figure out how to do something that you totally forget why you wanted to do it in the first place.

Glad to see the Hilljack Spring Compressor worked out for ya.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #53948
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Answered that question of how it came apart. What are you planning to do? Heavier spring? Re valving?
If I can source a heavier spring on the quick I'd do it, but I'm not sure where to look. I'm sure none of the usual shops (racetech, etc) have anything yet. But someone, somewhere has the ability to find a spring that'll work. Or can make one for me.

Revalving or full upgrade replacement is the long term goal, but that may have to wait until spring.

Ideas?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #53949
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It seems like a X or F spec shock should go right in there. I'm sure that's not the case but it would make the most sense.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #53950
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Ideas?
http://www.zycon.com/Products/US-OH-...l-Springs.html

I am sure somewhere in there is an old timer that could tell you off memory the diameter of wire and amount of coils per foot to set the rate you need and could roll one out for you.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #53951
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It seems like a X or F spec shock should go right in there. I'm sure that's not the case but it would make the most sense.
X spec? CRF250X? doesn't that have a piggyback reservoir? No room for that if that's what your thinking.

F spec? CRF230F? I have one of those ... another awesome example of budget engineering ... not a great upgrade.


Unless I misunderstand?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #53952
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If I can source a heavier spring on the quick I'd do it, but I'm not sure where to look. I'm sure none of the usual shops (racetech, etc) have anything yet. But someone, somewhere has the ability to find a spring that'll work. Or can make one for me.

Revalving or full upgrade replacement is the long term goal, but that may have to wait until spring.

Ideas?
What the hell didja take it apart for if you didn't already have something figured out?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:11 PM   #53953
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Nice resource! Have you used any of these companies?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #53954
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X spec? CRF250X? doesn't that have a piggyback reservoir? No room for that if that's what your thinking.

F spec? CRF230F? I have one of those ... another awesome example of budget engineering ... not a great upgrade.


Unless I misunderstand?
Yup, I was thinking the other 250 CRF models. I forgot about the X having a remote resi.

With the dimensions and a spring company employee willing to do the legwork, I'm sure there is something that will interchange. That doesn't fix the lack of thread length for the adjusting collars tho. Not for nothing, but that whole shock just looks kinda like something you would find on a China off brand bike.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #53955
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What the hell didja take it apart for if you didn't already have something figured out?
Edu-ma-cation, my friend, edu-ma-cation. I also now have data that I didn't have before (travel, spring free length, etc).

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