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post #1 of 10 Old 08-22-2011, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Late model 919 fork cap on earlier fork?

Anyone know if it's possible to get external pre-load adjustment on an 03 919 by swapping the fork caps for the later model ones?

Just thinkin'.....

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-22-2011, 06:09 AM
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It seems to me that a member had done that quite a while ago and it ended up being very expensive. It is easier to just buy a set of forks.

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I had a friend with an SV650 said he's seen where you can do it for about $55. the thing being that once you have the preload set for you, you shouldn't have to change it. Thus, you can simply swap the spacer until you get it right (pita for an hour or two) and then it just works and you only have the cost of the spacer in it

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you need to replace the entire cartridge from post 04 9er to make it work

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Yes, after posting the qn I thought of referring to the detailed graphics in the workshop manual, which show a clear difference in the top of the respective damper rods.
So maybe Rickard's suggestion of getting a PITA for a few hours, dicking around with different-length spacers, is the way to go. And once it's done, it's done.

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Oops, not Rickard, I-man - credit where it's due!

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Actually Allan, that's exactly where my train of thought got underway....AND they're on clearance sale!! Shame about the Euro and the freight...

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So I bit the bullet, took some PVC pipe into a workshop with a bandsaw and a surfacer, and cut a selection of paired spacers, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 20mm, and have set about some trial and error adjustments to preload. PITA, but cheap and effective. And permanent, once it's done.

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So I bit the bullet, took some PVC pipe into a workshop with a bandsaw and a surfacer, and cut a selection of paired spacers, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 20mm, and have set about some trial and error adjustments to preload. PITA, but cheap and effective. And permanent, once it's done.
Old school. We used to do that decades ago

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