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Any ideas how to remove the spring seat positioner?

Sss KYB 48mm

It should probably be heated and pressed towards the bottom, I think.

It doesn't look easy though.

I have taken base valve cylinder of already.

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Any ideas how to remove the spring seat positioner?

Sss KYB 48mm

It should probably be heated and pressed towards the bottom, I think.

It doesn't look easy though.

I have taken base valve cylinder of already.

 

okay let me tell you.

this is a can of worms unless you have a lathe and are good with it.

the spring seat "seat" is crimped onto a wire clip.

when is say wire clip i don't mean snap ring i mean a wire circle.

 

heres what happened to me.

I wanted to reduce my preload from 7mm to 4mm to go with my .50 fork springs which is really stiff for a 180lb guy

someone said snap ring

I imagined a normal snap ring

I have a little delta hobby late so i thought, ill remake the seat "seats"

I broke out my die grinder and cutoff wheel and went right through the spring seat and before i knew it the wire clip.

"NO BIGGIE" i said, ill get it it the bearing house.  NO BEARING HOUSE had it :(

DAVE J was the only one who could get it from KYB

then I had to have my friend machine a new wire clip groove higher on my tube on a real lathe, because i was chicken to do it.

then I made new spring seat seats, and a tight fit on the O.D. of the cartridge and the O.D. of the wire clip with a 45* angle between the two that force the the wire clip into the groove.

 

SO. the right way to do it.

you can cut the top of the seat seat off in the lathe and it will expose the wire clip it will slide off

you can then reuse both.

my friend dewayne told me that after my ordeal :/

if i were to do it again.

i would just chuck the regular seat in the lathe and remove the material from there...... 100000000% easier.

 

if your installing PC spring tubes or something.

by all means just get the die grinder and whizz through the collar. just don't get into the aluminum.

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