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Old 11-04-2009, 03:44 PM
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cut the springs! (if you want a stiffer ride and more adustability to the ride hight, and no need for a spring compressor for disassembly). we did this with scots, it worked well. the lower or upper spring purch fit the post cut spring perfectly, as would the fit be on a stock spring.

you guys lost me at when the nut came off the shock, but if that happened, how did you get it backup, if something wasnt jammed up?

This whole thing is confusing. Im curious to see what the heck is wrong here!
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by mark kibort View Post
you guys lost me at when the nut came off the shock, but if that happened, how did you get it backup, if something wasnt jammed up?

This whole thing is confusing. Im curious to see what the heck is wrong here!
The nut only allows you to lower (decompress) the spring so far, and then the nut will spin off without resistance from the spring. If the spring were allowed to continue forever, this would be a HUGE safety hazard. Can you imagine loosening that nut to the point were it comes off the threaded collar and the spring goes SHOOTING down? That would be scary.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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So, if its normal for the perch to stop at the top of the threaded collar, Andrew is right- making the spring shorter is the only way to get into the adjusting range. The threaded collar on my shocks extends down a lot farther than the Boges, and the perch fits over the collar, so there is never a point where the spring is not resting on the nut...
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mark kibort View Post
cut the springs! (if you want a stiffer ride and more adustability to the ride hight, and no need for a spring compressor for disassembly). we did this with scots, it worked well. the lower or upper spring purch fit the post cut spring perfectly, as would the fit be on a stock spring.
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How could this have worked? Did you put the damper cylinder on a lathe and cut the threaded collar that is welded to it? If you make the spring shorter by more than a full turn (measure in at the center) would be at the top of the adjustment.

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Now I am confused.

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Old 08-16-2015, 06:16 PM
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If I remember correctly there was a thread on this some years ago and the only way to make this combo work was to cut the spring. If my memory serves meThese pictures only the relationship of parts if one wants correct ride height.

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