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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: ge on February 05, 2008, 11:51:28 am

Title: Shock spanner for KTM 640A
Post by: ge on February 05, 2008, 11:51:28 am
I didn't get a spanner for adjusting the preload on the rear shock when I bought my bike, as the toolkit had been lost, and I want to get hold of one.

I need to figure out what I'm looking for, and where to look. The manual calls it a "hook spanner", is this the same as a C-spanner? What size should I be looking for? The tool pictured in the manual doesn't look quite the same as C-spanners I've seen before, I wonder if this is because there isn't much room to get the spanner in there?

I want to avoid blank looks when I start asking around, and also spending money on the wrong thing (probably after the bloke in the shop tells me it will work fine).

I'm sure KTM will hook me up with an OEM part for slightly less than eight million rand, want to see if I can avoid that.
Title: Re: Shock spanner for KTM 640A
Post by: Metaljockey on February 05, 2008, 12:25:25 pm
I did not get one either. I went to my local dealer and asked to use their shock spanner.

It didn't work because there is just no space. What I do is knock the lock ring loose with a long extension, then turn the whole spring to adjust the adjusting ring. Hellova difficult though if you are trying to increase the tension. Twice now I have found it easier to remove the whole shock and linkage at the bottom to do the adjustment.