Originally Posted by -W-
There is a small hole (like 1mm diameter or so) drilled through the hollow rod (which has the rebound adjusting rod in it) just couple of cm up from the rebound valve. This hole will be covered with that 40mm spacer if you don't drill similar or bigger (like I did) hole to spacer. Probably the hole isn't necessarely needed, but I didn't want to take any chances because there is definitely some reason why original Shiver forks have this small hole (both, Factory and RXV, forks which I have taken to parts have this hole).
Got it all figured. From above I notice that the stock forks are 890mm. I'll see if someone can re-measure and confirm that for me.
The other issue of the hole in the damper rod being covered by the spacer is going to be solved by the use of a topout spring instead of a solid spacer. My suspension guy thinks that the spring will work better and we will cut it to the right length (40mm give or take) to reduce the travel down to 230mm.