RB STEM SWAPS

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RB STEM SWAPS

Postby Indawoods » 01:08 am Nov 05 2010

Guys,
Ron has perfected the conversion process for the stem swap and spacer. He goes far beond of what your local machinist will do and for a much better price making it an unbelievable value.

Don't even think about it... just do it.

http://www.rb-designs.com/KDX-KX-Stem-Swap.htm
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Postby Varmint » 09:41 am Nov 05 2010

Nice! That right there is a sweet deal!
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Postby rbates9 » 11:23 am Nov 21 2010

Has any one asked him about the wheel spacers to use a kdx front wheel? viewtopic.php?t=9504
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Postby Indawoods » 11:33 am Nov 21 2010

Ron is a member here...RBD ... you can also contact him through his website. Ron is a fantastic machinist and I am sure he would look into what you want done and quote you a price.
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Postby Little Jeff » 01:20 pm Dec 19 2010

+1 on Ron's work. Did a great job on my KDX stuff, carb head and stem swap for the KX forks. He also machined the head on my KTM 300 to. Just a great guy to work with.
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Postby motojunkie01 » 01:29 pm Dec 21 2010

Oh ya ! Sending my stuff out this week .
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Postby rbates9 » 05:00 pm Dec 21 2010

Well, the axle mod has been completed by RB. The parts fit great. All work is top notch. The 2000 kx forks that I have now accept a KDX wheel like it was meant to be there.

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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 06:35 pm Dec 21 2010

So what did all that run ya?
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Postby rbates9 » 06:46 pm Dec 21 2010

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Mr. Wibbens wrote:So what did all that run ya?


Not to bad, not to bad at all. RB will be posting the mod on his web site with pricing info in a few days.

It is already there.
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Postby rbates9 » 07:07 pm Dec 21 2010

http://rb-designs.com/

Go to KDX-KX stem mod.
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 01:17 am Mar 08 2011

I see he's no longer offering the axle modification service

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Postby SS109 » 01:25 am Mar 08 2011

Bummer but I understand his reasoning.
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 01:32 am Mar 08 2011

Yup it'd be a freaking nighmare
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Re: RB STEM SWAPS

Postby turner » 09:24 pm Dec 04 2012

anyone know how tight the stem needs to be in the tripple clamp to require knurling? my cr125 tripple and kdx are exactly 30.17mm. it fits tight but do i need extra?
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Re: RB STEM SWAPS

Postby diymirage » 10:00 pm Dec 04 2012

shoot Ron a PM, hes on here
but to be honoust, id send both pieces in to him and let him worry about it
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Re: RB STEM SWAPS

Postby rbates9 » 10:09 pm Dec 04 2012

turner wrote:anyone know how tight the stem needs to be in the tripple clamp to require knurling? my cr125 tripple and kdx are exactly 30.17mm. it fits tight but do i need extra?


If you can tap it in with ease then it is probably too loose. If there is a slight press fit then you should be good. I don't belive that the tolerance is that critical. When the stem is in the lower clamp the snap ring will keep it from being pulled up thru the lower clamp and the preload will keep the stem tight in the clamps. The press fit of the lower bearing against the lower clamp is going to keep things in place as well. The forks will hold everything in place once the assembly is installed on the bike. To me a snug fit is good enough. a serious press fit would be nice but I don't think that it is that critical. As long as the stem isn't loose in the lower clamp then I would think that you should be good to go.
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Re: RB STEM SWAPS

Postby turner » 10:15 pm Dec 04 2012

alright that what i was thinking. i sent rb an email about the spacer for the upper clamp and if knurling was needed. now all i got to do is find a lower bearing.
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