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Old 01-17-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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ok been readint his section in the HOW

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Farkels/a...05_s_conv.html

and trying find the need for the spacer he lists from superplush

p/n 50180288

I was looking through parts manuals and from what i can see all i need is the hydro stop and inner tube for forks and the shim rebound for the shock

all cheap enough parts.

so my question is. i happily change oil, seals and spring in my forks including a set of 48mm wp forks for my last bike

so when i go to upgrade my springs if i get the heavier springs as required for my weight, the longer rear shock spring for my weight i should be able stretch my own sspension easily and on the cheep

fair enough it wont be re valved but i can live with that for the mean time

am i missing something hre as seems too easy

i cheked part manuals and from break down there are only 4 different parts for both bikes 1 of which is just the rear spring
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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you will need a nitrogen refill for the rear shock as the rebound shim requires the shock body to be taken apart.
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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ok so front should be fine as i reubild them before

rear never done so if gave it to a specalist they prob refill it cheap enough
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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ok so front should be fine as i reubild them before

rear never done so if gave it to a specalist they prob refill it cheap enough
Except for needing the correct setup to fill the shock with nitrogen, the shock is actually easier to work on in my opinion than the forks. See if you can get someone who knows how to show you.

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Old 01-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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I've re-valved my own forks but I'd love to know how to take the shock apart. All I really want to do is put a softer spring on it and change the oil...no special tools required (other than the nitrogen recharge)?
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