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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggybuggy View Post
    You have a spring compressor?
    Yes. An Ohlins spring compressor no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
    Yes. An Ohlins spring compressor no less.
    How would one do this without a spring compressor?

    Today I ordered Cogent's DDC kit for the front. Rear suspension will be next! Think I'm gonna go this route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gharshman View Post
    How would one do this without a spring compressor?

    Today I ordered Cogent's DDC kit for the front. Rear suspension will be next! Think I'm gonna go this route.

    You can't. Take it to your neighbourhood garage and have them put it on. It would only cost a few bucks. You could also buy a cheap compressor for around $30-40 bucks.
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    I bought a HF spring compressor for around $20,modified it a little and it works !!.


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    Well, I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Ordered a used Tuono Sachs shock online and called KFG for the spring. Hopefully I'll have both of them within a week. Then I'll have to find a buddy with a spring compressor...
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    How much preload are you guys using for the 170mm/115Nm shock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gharshman View Post
    How much preload are you guys using for the 170mm/115Nm shock?
    I just put mine in on the weekend but haven't had a chance to measure the sag. I set my preload to about half way on the threads and it was just about perfect. The seat height was very close to stock with my 175lb arse sitting on it.

    One thing I strongly suggest you do is to add washers as spacers on the top and bottom to make up the difference in the bushing size from the NC stock. I know some here haven't done this. When the top bolt goes through the top mount and Sachs shock it should pull tight on the shock bushing to secure it. Not using a spacing method will either leave the bushing lose (it will wear on the bolt) or if you do manage to tighten in enough, it will bend the ears of the shock mount which could result in a failure and make it impossible to reuse the stock shock. I used a caliper to measure the stock NC shock and then made up the difference by selecting different 10mm washers.

    It's a real pain in the butt to get the washers in the top shock mount because you have to do three things at once, position the shock, place the washers and install the bolt. If I had to do it again I would probably remove the left side plastics to allow access.
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    Would it be possible to use cellophane tape or a "putty" to hold the washers for install?

    The bolt should just punch through the tape if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey1one View Post
    Would it be possible to use cellophane tape or a "putty" to hold the washers for install?

    The bolt should just punch through the tape if it works.
    That's a good idea. If I have to do it again I'll weld on a small backet to the washers to hold them in place.

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    I have used clear tape several times,make sure you punch a hole before you put it there.


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