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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 21st October 2020, 05:46 AM
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...only way to tell if they different for sure is to put them in a spring compressor that, one, measures the weight applied, and two, has a depth gauge to measure the length.....

As far as the part numbers go, if it is the very last digit that is different, then it will only be a superseded number, if its the 2nd last number it will be a different source, in either of those two cases
it will be the same part, only different.... ha ha... thats from memory anyway....

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 21st October 2020, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for all the information.

Nice to know there is some kind of context to the spare part numbers. However looking at N and S swingarm: They should be different length, but only the last two digits is different? Or did i missunderstand something?

Anyway I'll order a set of springs tonight. Being from Europe (Denmark) limits the options for springs a little, if you are to avoid additional import fees. I've found a Italian shop on eBay selling Race Tech, and another one selling Bitubo.
I've not been able to find anyone with Bitubo springs in the front on their SV, so the safe pick will be Race Tech I believe.
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Ha Ha...

I did say "from memory".... in fact, the 2 nd last digit does denote a difference... like th espeedo assemblies....form one market and year/variant to another they could be 30, or 60 or even 10 i think.....
I remembered that last night... silly bugger.....

The springs themselves will be the same, but the spacer tube will probably be the difference i am guessing...but, in any event, you should be setting it up using the relaxed/actual calculations to get it right
anyway.....remove the cartridge from one fork to do the measurements right, then apply the changes to the other leg when you are finished....

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