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post #41 of 113 Old 06-06-2016, 03:53 PM
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This how tradicional spacers look like..
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This how tradicional spacers look like..
So....same as what's going on in this thread then.

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yes....
those in the pic are UK made...

The captive idea is a must on this bikes that the caliper is on top.... is a nightmare to put fast a rear tire.
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Pretty similar. I noticed that the retaining/inner/captive lip being so thin gave it a bit too much wiggle room... especially in 'well seasoned' seals like mine. Making the lip a bit wider, but not so wide as to touch the seal should help with that. Sky also mentioned that getting them out had a habit of ejecting the seal spring... I'm hoping that the ramp on the back side of the retaining lip will ease that a bit. Using 7075 is overkill from a strength point of view... but it has much higher wear resistance than 6061 due to it's hardness being some 50 Brinell points higher on average. I noticed that the plain jain 6061 spacers SD sent me that had not been anodized show measurable wear groves from the seals.

Last thing on the my list for them will be to anodize once I get the ability to do that here soon. Then I'll likely use 6061; the wear resistance of the anodized layer is staggering. Plus people go ape shit for surface finish and colors. :)

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those in the pic are UK made...

The captive idea is a must on this bikes that the caliper is on top.... is a nightmare to put fast a rear tire.
Indeed. Those front wheel spacers in that photo look interesting... like perhaps their major diameter is quite a bit larger than the stock spacers. I thought about doing that to help with the beveled lead in for wheel changes/alignment, but I figured people would balk at the extra material sticking out past the edges of the bottom of the fork. If someone wants a set like that, though, hit me with the idea/drawing.

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Looks more bling. Like that

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Ah... that's my problem... I'm not very fluent in Bling.

All ya'll that are paying attention:
Would you rather have stock diameter front spacers or oversized ones like the picture MPP12 posted? For reference, the OEM fronts are the same size as the smaller rear OEM spacer.......



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For me oversize fronts would look good. But at the end its the same.

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No, skip the over sizing on those. I see no point in that and will look stupid. Black anodized ones would be icing on the cake though!

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I would prefer the better Al on the non anodized.

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