I'm in for an original spec stem and nut.
hardwaregrrl and ontic have several posts on this issue, starting about here:
I believe Jenna even went so far as to have a steel stem produced, but likely the orginal spec tall nut may be all that's needed.
Originally Posted by HPMGuy
It has also come to my attention that there might be an issue with the KTM stem or more likely the stem nut. Last buy from KTM, they had discontinued the original nut and washer assembly that had considerably more purchase into the stem threads and replaced it with an all-in-one nut/washer that is much shorter. I would be happy to produce the stem/nut in house to the original tall nut-specs if this will resolve this problem. It might even be quicker as I am running into the same no-commitment delivery on the stems as last time. Or maybe this is a non-issue/one time thing? Hopefully someone who knows more about it can give some input.
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