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    Cutting Fork Spacers - Any Advice?

    I知 finally swapping out fork oil on my 02 with 5K+ miles. Used oil was pretty dark and smelled nasty. I知 sure it was the stuff it left the factory with. The drained amounts were very close to factory recommendation. Not sure why I was expecting less.

    I知 installing cartridge emulators. If you have cut your spacers, what tools and process did you use? I have limited hand tools and cordless power tools.

    Thanks and cheers
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    I just used some plastic PVC pipe and a manual tubing cutter.

    I'll try to find some pics to post, or else take some new ones when I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    I just used some plastic PVC pipe and a manual tubing cutter.

    I'll try to find some pics to post, or else take some new ones when I can.
    Thanks. Finally got to use your dipstick. Couldn稚 be easier. Cheers
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    I cut two 1/2 pieces of PVC which worked fine. Then I purchased a couple adjustable fork caps off EBay for $24.00. They aren't really needed, but I liked them more then the PVC. They give you a 1/2 lift to start, and then another 1/2 or so by a simple adjustment for a range of 1/2 to 1 more then stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    I just used some plastic PVC pipe and a manual tubing cutter.

    I'll try to find some pics to post, or else take some new ones when I can.
    Here you go,

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    Does Barbara know you are cutting that on her good counter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Does Barbara know you are cutting that on her good counter?
    She's used to my motorcycle parts all over the place!

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    She is a winner, lucky you Brian.
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