Made and installed the spacers with new bushings and seals. I used steel for the spacers for two reasons. Didn't have any aluminum on the weekend when I started and I didn't much like the idea of aluminum as a spring seat. I planned to use the KX triples. The lower has two clamping bolts per side and the upper has rubber mounted bar clamps. Got the stem out of the KLX triple by running a #8 tap into the roll pin, driving in a screw, grabbing it with the vice grips and whacking the side of the vice grips with a hammer. Took 4000 psi on my press to remove the stem which works out to about 14000 lbs. The KX stem came out with less than 500 psi. There's a problem with using the KX lower triple. They use the same lower bearing but the bore in the KX triple is about .010" bigger than the KLX. The KLX stem is a constant diameter from the bearing mounting area down while the KX stem is bigger where it's pressed into the triple. The upper bearing on the KX is bigger so the stem is too big to use with the KLX upper bearing. I don't think a 28x47 tapered roller bearing that would mate the KX stem to the frame is available. My lathe doesn't do American threads much less metric so I can't mod the stem. My options seem to be, until I can get to a real lathe, Use the KLX lower and stem or use the KX stem with a 28x47 ball bearing for the top. I don't believe that bearing is an angular contact design but the only axial load on the upper is the preload you put on to take the play out so I think it would hold up. Any thoughts?