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Old 04-11-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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External Shock Preload Adjuster For 950 SE

Good afternoon gents

Looking to get something like this for our SE, our preload for two up with house and contents is fine but when I am single with no house and contents the spring preload is too much.

This is all I can find but it does not make mention of the bigger bikes.

Any input from someone who has done this or something similar or does Ohlins or others make something that will fit.

http://www.slavensracing.com/shop/sh...wpktm-by-xtrig

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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It is a 2 minute job to change the preload, loose the allen bolt, grab spring turn spring, finish.
But yes, it would be nice to have one. The powerparts catalogue has a preload contraption you can fit to the SM, but the shock bodies have different diam. and so it does not fit the SE.
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It is a 2 minute job to change the preload, loose the allen bolt, grab spring turn spring, finish.
But yes, it would be nice to have one. The powerparts catalogue has a preload contraption you can fit to the SM, but the shock bodies have different diam. and so it does not fit the SE.
We have our "extra" subframe for the luggage which make that whole grab and turn a little (lot) harder.

We have the SM shock in our SE to lower it for me so we might be in luck, thanks for pointing it out
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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Thanks mousitsas

Ok, found this one

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-990-adjuster

Do any of you suspension wizards know if this will fit the 950 SM as that is the shock we have in the SE.

Many thanks Andi
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:30 AM   #5
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I'd be a bit wary about this kind of add-on - it could ruin the threads on your shock.

Basically, the thread isnt going to be 100% tight like with the OEM with the lock-bolt.

Therefore theres a risk of any minute movement (with a bit of grit in the thread as a grinding paste) will slowly eat away the thread over time....

As above, taking the weight off the shock, loosening the look bolt and turning the spring by hand (the spring binds with the adjustment ring - thus turning the ring) is pretty quick and easy
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:22 AM   #6
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Theres hydraulic preload adjusters from WP, and a company in Holland is making them aftermarket for all sort of bikes now. perhaps you can get something like that local? than its a 10 second job.

I never use it though, would just as easily get rid of the one on my 950 shock if i could.
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When I looked into the KTM Hardparts adjuster, it did not fit the SM shock.

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When I looked into the KTM Hardparts adjuster, it did not fit the SM shock.

FWIW
Cool at least I know I can eliminate that then, will look into the hydraulic adjusters.

I liked on old Ohlins setup that sat between the collar and the spring and the unit did all the work not the shock body threads
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This looks like a good option but I can't find anywhere abut fitment.

http://www.wpsuspension.be/EN/road.html

or

http://www.moto-racing.co.uk/item--W...eload+Adj.html

Anyone used these before?

Will email KTM shop and see what they say too.
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Theres hydraulic preload adjusters from WP, and a company in Holland is making them aftermarket for all sort of bikes now. perhaps you can get something like that local? than its a 10 second job.

I never use it though, would just as easily get rid of the one on my 950 shock if i could.
The company in Holland is Hyperpro and the guy you need to talk to is Bas.
They make some of the best suspension stuff out there and pricing is very reasonable.
Plus the guys are all bike fanatics and KNOW what they're talking about.

My $.02

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I did not know hyperpro had it as well but yeah, that's a great company.

Can't think of the one I meanth before but they make the whole line of touratech shocks as well. It's a new supplyer in the suspension business, very active in electronic suspension.
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Have contacted Hyperpro to see what they say, let ya know what happens.
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