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Hondapants500
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December 17, 2018 - 9:12 pm
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Hi Guys,

Just stripped the forks on the D5 (same as D1 & D3) and found the spacer (90-5068) between the bushes in three pieces - deliberately cut !!!!???

Both fork legs are the same with cut spacers. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do that as the rather wobbly cuts would tend to put uneven pressure on the bushes.

I would like to get new ones but they don't seem to be available. Looks like I will end up making replacements myself - therefore - would anyone happen to know the overall length the spacer tubes should be?

Guess the length is not that critical, although making them the correct length will satisfy my inner perfectionist. rolleyes

Cheers

Andy

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December 17, 2018 - 9:35 pm
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hi  Andy  the  90/ 5068    are  not  tubes  but  steel  sheting        the  hole  in th midle is for  the  grease  niple   &  the  receses     at  each  end  are  for  the  tool  to getin    to  pull   them  out     ,, so  you have  to  get  the  size  from  the  grease niple   to  the  bottom end  of  the outer  leg      ..the  total  lenth  of  2 bushes  & 1   spacer     is  that   size  twice  the  deduct   the  the  lenth  of  the  2 bushes   this  will  giv  you  the  lenth  of  the  spacer     please  get  back  if needed

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December 17, 2018 - 9:43 pm
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Hi

I’ve got a pair of spacers if you’re interested?

regards

D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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Hondapants500
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December 19, 2018 - 8:38 am
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Thanks for the replys Guys

I think I now know which direction I am heading - thats a definate maybe......!

Seasons greetings to Bantams everywhere

Andy

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