Slavens springs are not fitting over damper rod

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  1. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Been here awhile

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    interesting. The 2003 listed hydrolic stop part has been superceded but the new part states the same diameter. according to my measurements the stop was 32.3mm in diameter, the springs were 31.71 and the listed stop is 31.9mm. So not a huge amount in it.

    Maybe just another example of KTM "standard" parts being a bit variable in size?
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  2. GettinDirty83

    GettinDirty83 Dirt Trail Hero

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    Is this JUST an issue with Slaves springs or is it common to have to do some modification? I'm about to replace my front springs and would definitely like to avoid this.
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  3. DirtyADV

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    Would say it might be required with all heavier springs. Depending on how stiff you go since they need to increase the thickness of the material.

    Best way is to have access to a lathe and trim them down some but shaving them down with a sharp knife would probably work.

    /Johan
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  4. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Been here awhile

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    not sure how important it is to have the stop even, I put my belt sander upside down in a cardboard box. Safety first.

    To be honest the worse part was just deciding what to do about it. the stop itself appears to be pretty thick material so trimming .5mm off it didnt really make much of a difference.
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  5. kinta

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    I used a belt sander as well, clamped mine to the workbench, took a little off at a time until it fit, did my buddies the same way, easy peasy.
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  6. Tijuana_Taxi

    Tijuana_Taxi Been here awhile

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    2 SPOT Sehnsucht

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    Its NOT an issue with slavens springs, or any other quality springs. This is an issue with the fork stops.

    On topic, there are a couple different length stops and one would think they are all the same diameter,, I wonder if excessive bottoming (compressing) causes them to get barrel shaped,,,,
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  8. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Been here awhile

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    100% agree
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  9. GettinDirty83

    GettinDirty83 Dirt Trail Hero

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    So, there's a chance I may or may not have to modify them when I put in the new springs? Seems like a bunch of people don't have to.
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    I was one that didnt, and I have the heavy springs.
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