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Old 04-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #8131
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MuffinMan,

please tell me about your spring

Looks like the one I got from Superplush.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:27 PM   #8132
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Looks like the one I got from Superplush.
Yeah it's from superplush (as is the thicker shock collar). Spring is 100N but I weight 235lbs. Took it out jumping at the track today, and it did well. I calculated my sags and need to dial in quite a bit more preload but the bike already feels much better than the 80N stock spring.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #8133
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MuffinMan: How did you ever fix the broken key in the ignition situation?
no not yet.

I have the key blanks but need to call some special guy to get a key cut from the code that came in the bike's documentation. Apparently most ktm dealerships can't cut keys from codes and wanted me to spend an asinine amount of money on a new lock cylinder and key set.

For now I just have the bottom part of the lock cylinder zip tied to the spot where it usually sits and I actuate it with a screw driver
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #8134
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Hey MuffinMan, great tip on the zip-tie spring compressor. I've never seen that before.
Thanks!

None of the spring compressors were small enough to compress the spring that was already on the shock body so I cranked the preload down to compress it, zip-tied it and then released the preload. I used the thick 175lb rated ties and was kind nervous about it so I went a little overboard with them. Worked well. Did the same thing to install the new spring essentially but used a spring compressor instead of the shock preload.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #8135
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Thanks!

None of the spring compressors were small enough to compress the spring that was already on the shock body so I cranked the preload down to compress it, zip-tied it and then released the preload. I used the thick 175lb rated ties and was kind nervous about it so I went a little overboard with them. Worked well. Did the same thing to install the new spring essentially but used a spring compressor instead of the shock preload.
That's nifty. Another way that works is doing the same thing with big worm drive hose clamps. I took off the spring on my 950 that way. You can even compress the spring with them (if you're a cheap bastard like me) (wear safety glasses, but I probably don't need to say that).
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #8136
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I picked up a set of these.


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They worked great! Only think I did was pull off the plastic protectors to keep them from sliding down the spring.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #8137
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no not yet.

I have the key blanks but need to call some special guy to get a key cut from the code that came in the bike's documentation. Apparently most ktm dealerships can't cut keys from codes and wanted me to spend an asinine amount of money on a new lock cylinder and key set.

For now I just have the bottom part of the lock cylinder zip tied to the spot where it usually sits and I actuate it with a screw driver
So you only had 1 key total?

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:10 AM   #8138
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Thanks!

None of the spring compressors were small enough to compress the spring that was already on the shock body so I cranked the preload down to compress it, zip-tied it and then released the preload. I used the thick 175lb rated ties and was kind nervous about it so I went a little overboard with them. Worked well. Did the same thing to install the new spring essentially but used a spring compressor instead of the shock preload.

Ok, I have to ask, why? I put the same spring on my shock and certainly didn't need any sort of spring compressor to swap them.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #8139
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Ok, I have to ask, why? I put the same spring on my shock and certainly didn't need any sort of spring compressor to swap them.
I used the compressors to avoid further damage to the collars.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #8140
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Any easy way of adjusting the spring whilst installed on the bike ? apart from using a hammer and screwdriver !

PO has it cranked down at least 5cm.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:10 PM   #8141
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Any easy way of adjusting the spring whilst installed on the bike ? apart from using a hammer and screwdriver !

PO has it cranked down at least 5cm.

don't use a hammer and a screw driver...unless possibly you have the beefier aftermarket ring on there. if you do that to the ring on the 08 it will jam and then its a lot of fun to remove.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:24 PM   #8142
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Any easy way of adjusting the spring whilst installed on the bike ? apart from using a hammer and screwdriver !

PO has it cranked down at least 5cm.
I've been trying to figure out if I can get one of these to work:

http://www.xtrig.com/de/Produkte/Preload-Adjuster.html
http://www.btosports.com/p/MERGEHPL

BTW, I just came back from my dealer where I asked them for some help setting the sag. They used a drift punch and a hammer to loosen the lock ring and made a mess of the thing in the process. The edges of ring are now mashed over and there is even a small spot where they dinged the thread on the shock. I was pissed when I got the bike back. Don't know if that's "just how it's done" but I won't be done that way on my bike.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #8143
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don't use a hammer and a screw driver...unless possibly you have the beefier aftermarket ring on there. if you do that to the ring on the 08 it will jam and then its a lot of fun to remove.
no never, its soft alu, would be crazy to.

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I've been trying to figure out if I can get one of these to work:

http://www.xtrig.com/de/Produkte/Preload-Adjuster.html
http://www.btosports.com/p/MERGEHPL

BTW, I just came back from my dealer where I asked them for some help setting the sag. They used a drift punch and a hammer to loosen the lock ring and made a mess of the thing in the process. The edges of ring are now mashed over and there is even a small spot where they dinged the thread on the shock. I was pissed when I got the bike back. Don't know if that's "just how it's done" but I won't be done that way on my bike.

Then I hope they are paying for a new one ?

here is the euro price catalogue... page 6 i think with the models it fits.. maybe another has the same size ? http://www.zupin.de/uploads/tx_userz...alog2013_6.pdf

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:57 PM   #8144
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Then I hope they are paying for a new one ?
Truthfully I'm not sure how I want to deal with this. I'm actually inclined to just cut my losses since I really don't think I can trust them to work on my bike to my standards.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #8145
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Truthfully I'm not sure how I want to deal with this. I'm actually inclined to just cut my losses since I really don't think I can trust them to work on my bike to my standards.
It's obvious they don't know what the hell they're doing so I'd be inclined to cut my losses. I'm sure if they were to replace it, you'd just get the OEM one. You're better off just replacing it yourself with an aftermarket one.
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