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April 25th, 2020, 12:42 PM   #11
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Here is an axle REDUCTION kit from 26mm to 20mm but I don't think it will work with a Husaberg unless you are using the 04-08 Husaberg forks with a KTM wheel that has a 20mm axle.

At least there seems to be some options that can be pieced together.

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April 26th, 2020, 12:04 AM   #12
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the problem with the rear was accepted to be that the second piston was too open so all HSCD was weak at best. that's why the 17mm nut should be in all the way.

I kind of agree with Eric, I don't think they got that much better, say from awful to just plain shit.

TBH, this is the first time in 20 years of saying they are crap I have had anyone agree here on UHE. to improve something, first you have to agree there's a problem! right?

Michael, I've closed my workshops but I'll tell you what, if you are prepared to strip your forks, send two small items off to me here in England, I'll revalve your forks for you and ask you to buy 2-3 reasonably cheap items. you put the forks back together afterwards.

there is so much wrong with the 2001 forks you would have to be lied to by a sussie shop.

let us say you klived in a $400,000 house and I could see $500,000 worth of work. I would have to say to you it was $399,999 worth of work and then come to you all surprised and beg the other $100,001 because "you found more".

That's why, with the old stuff, they cost as much as the job will take before you are put off sending them in to be done. BUT, and it's a big but, they know that they now can only do half as much work to them.

just for reference, I raced a FE400e 2002 from 2003-2013 and stripped and tuned my forks 37 times. everytime I stripped them to change something. I could say to you 45-50 times but what I often did was change the midvalve (let's just say it is in the middle of the fork) and would test it, record the result and then change the basevalve by laying the bike "feet up" to get at it (the one underneath - keep the oil in). so that was another 8, 10-15 tests.

it took 20 years to get people to say these forks were shit.....I never thought I'd see the day..................

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