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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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I took a little time to unscrew the fork cap, compress the spacer, to see what I was up against. When I tried to pry the clip out it moved around, so it may be a PITA to work with. Was wondering if anyone replaced the clip with a internal circlip? It would hold the spacer 1/8th inch further down (would that matter?). But it sure would be a lot easier to install and then remove the next time.
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A tiny screwdriver or ice pick and some needle nose pliers worked well for me. Using a clamp or having someone hold the plug down while you pry one end of the clip out helps A LOT.

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Yes, KN. That was my point, using ice pick and pliers. Or just putting the circlip into the circlip pliers and pop it into place. Removal would be the same, just a second or two. I was wondering weather having the spacer 1/8th inch deeper would matter much?
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Yes, KN. That was my point, using ice pick and pliers. Or just putting the circlip into the circlip pliers and pop it into place. Removal would be the same, just a second or two. I was wondering weather having the spacer 1/8th inch deeper would matter much?
i doubt that an 1/8th inch would make a difference

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....good idea actually, if you can find the EXACT size circlip....and 1/8 would do nothing to it....



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Since it is so cold here. I should have time to pull one measure; thickness, groove depth for expanded diameter, and caliper the tube for maximum contracted diameter. I'll let you'all know if I find something. Small parts like that best bought in lots of 100 or so. Probally have extras.
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Main thing would be to find 2 with the same outside diameter....the existing IS metric, soooooooo.....maybe at Grainger or some place like that....local mom and pop hardware wont have em....



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Main thing would be to find 2 with the same outside diameter....the existing IS metric, soooooooo.....maybe at Grainger or some place like that....local mom and pop hardware wont have em....
maybe the Harbor Freight Metric Pack might have em too.
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