ktm spring retaining nut

agitt73

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any one else have any problems with theirs cracking

my bike is a year and a half old and i just recently have

noticed 2 cracks behind the pinch bolt
 

Layton

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You probably over-tightened the bolt that holds the nut from turning. It just has to be snug. Many guys try to tightened it real tight and break the aluminum nut.

Bummer!
 

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must be a very delicate peice thanks for the info
 

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Now,... the problem of getting the new one back on, you can either send the shock to a shop to have it disassembled, or.....purchase a new nut and try this method; thread the pinch bolt into the nut backwards, forcing the spanner nut open enough to get it over the shock body, but you will take the chance of breaking the new nut.
RipnRol actually made a two piece spanner nut with two pinch bolts, do a search on his thread.
 

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I have also heard of guys placing a large hose clamp over the nut and tightening it down.
 
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If you're going to have it apart to replace the ring, you should buy the 98 model locking rings (2 of them). That was the old system, always worked and never broke. Besides you can adjust preload in small increments and not just full turns like in the new model.
 

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thanks ive already got the stock nut on order sounds like fun
 

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i done a search for ripnrol alll i found was rolling papers
and condoms
 

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Originally posted by agitt73
i done a search for ripnrol alll i found was rolling papers
and condoms
Yeah Shaw, thanks..agitt73 keep searching you may find a big wheel for your sx 65.
You can step up to a different class. :p
 

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i took my spring off and the nut went right on no probs
all so i thought ripinroll was a company so i serched the
web not drn from the comment i got from ripinroll he must
be out of rolling papers and having a fit