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Old 03-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #271
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:53 PM   #272
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Hi
Bought the following forks to do the conversion

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/husqvarna-...50616854753%26

As i understand it i basically use:
GS sliders and tubes
Donor top cap, internals and comp adjuster.

My question is if i didn't use the top out spacer (40mm) would the sliders come out of the tubes too far or would i just get the full 300mm of the donor forks?

And could someone post up the required diameters and depths to be machined in the GS sliders?

Thanks
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Yes, you need the damper, top cap, and lower plug with comp. adjuster.

I did not use a spacer and ended up with 275mm travel total. Will see how this effects handling since ride height should be the same as before.

The diameter will be identical to the donor legs, but depending on the casting the depth will vary. I did the following:

Bore leg 1.112" Diameter Thru All

Bore leg to 1.242" Diameter stopping 0.375" up from previous bore.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #273
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that is sweet

man that's a sweet looking machine to have in the garage... about to send my stuff to Gangplank and the nevada gang to work up my set.

ps. GP: I talked to Ed and he is getting both pairs to break down. I plan on sending them next week. He was going to be gone so had to wait. The the ball (or forks) are in your court and I owe you big time.

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #274
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man that's a sweet looking machine to have in the garage... about to send my stuff to Gangplank and the nevada gang to work up my set.

ps. GP: I talked to Ed and he is getting both pairs to break down. I plan on sending them next week. He was going to be gone so had to wait. The the ball (or forks) are in your court and I owe you big time.

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Good timing. I'll be bringing some YZ forks to him for a rework on the new project. Waiting for them to arrive and then headed down to see Ed anyway. It'd be great if I can pick up yours when I drop my off and then same in reverse.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:19 PM   #275
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Anyone interested in an Elka Shock group buy??
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776499
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #276
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Just took the rebuilt fork out for a ride and holy crap! I'm so glad I did this. Amazing!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #277
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Just took the rebuilt fork out for a ride and holy crap! I'm so glad I did this. Amazing!!
I know right!! Glad you like it. Now just wait until you get that Elka rear shock.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #278
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Yes a bit excited about that :)
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:06 AM   #279
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Went for a second ride yesterday aiming for all the potholes I could find. I should be pissed I had to do all this work for a 12k bike, but it's so nice I don't care.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:18 AM   #280
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Yep. No more bam bam clack clack eh? Smooth like butter eh?
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:31 AM   #281
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How did these settings work out for you?
Hey Epic, Glad to hear yours works well. Those settings on mine have worked great for me, haven't touched them since.
Now just need the rear shock mount and some more rear travel.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:03 AM   #282
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #283
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Oh man, you are making me want to do this sooo bad. I just got laid off and have a lot of time on my hands... but of course, now I need to be careful about money. But flock it, this sounds too good a thing to pass up with all the riding planned this year. I also have a machine shop nearby that would probably let me do the work myself.

I mean, the F800GS is great compared to the KLR I road all last year. But I am really spoiled by my KDX200s stock suspension and how it will just eat anything in front of it...

I'm going to re read the thread and figure out everything I need. Thanks for everyone that paved the way.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:35 PM   #284
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Do it! Pm me if you have questions!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #285
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So will any Shiver Marzocchi 45mm forks work on this?

There are a set on ebay I was thinking about buying, but not sure... there has been a lot of info thrown out, so it's a little confusing
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