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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Default Fork cartridge rod thread size

I'm going to service the forks on my 04' KP this spring. Does anybody know the thread size for the cartridge rod up top? I want to make a holding tool before I take it apart but need to know the thread size/pitch under the upper cap. Thanks guys!

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are you asking about the top fork tub cap number 14. If so measure it and go to sears.
Tread pitch would have nothing to do with holding it in place
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are you asking about the top fork tub cap number 14. If so measure it and go to sears.
Tread pitch would have nothing to do with holding it in place
No, I'm talking about the top of 19. The top is threaded, it's where the top cap threads on. Under the cap is a nut, then the spring. In order to get the spring out you need to hold the rod up and compress the spring to back of the nut. Polaris has a tool, basically a T handle, threaded at the end to go onto the threaded portion of the cartridge. If I know the thread size/pitch I can easily replicate the tool for about $3 and not hurt myself when rebuilding my KP forks. Thanks for the input VJ. It's kind of a specific question that I wouldn't expect most people to have an answer for.

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I never used a holder as once you have the spacer down far enough you can access the nuts. I did have a small tool that I had sitting around the shop to keep the rod from falling back into the fork tubes but a magnet will also pull it up if it does. I also made a tool to compress the spring worked great.
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This is what I used to set fork level.
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that doesnt look easy to do.more parts in there than i thought.

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that doesnt look easy to do.more parts in there than i thought.
Actually it is fairly easy, just check with the service manual. This is everything that needs to be removed...
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I have mine scheduled to be done. I dont have tools right now (very basic) but hope to start a set up so I can learn to do my own maintainence.And looking at that pic it doesnt look to bad.

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could a guy use something like this
http://www.maxtool.com/dewalt-large-trigger-clamp-36?

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could a guy use something like this
http://www.maxtool.com/dewalt-large-trigger-clamp-36?
Yes there is a way to use the trigger clamp, and would more than likely be easier than my method. A Google search will turn up a bunch of different "how to's" on getting the springs compressed.

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