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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Swapping upper fork tubes

Are these parts interchangeable? Can SP2 upper tubes be used on SP1 forks?
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Does anybody have any insight on this? The SP2 upper tubes are much cheaper than SP1's for some reason.
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I don't believe so...different lenghts. SP1 units are a little longer.



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I thought the reason why the SP2 forks were shorter were because of a shorter damper rod?
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If your using the upper tubes, maybe okay. After scouring the repair manual, the overall length was called out. There are some items recalled if you search (Fork tubes SP1 SP2).



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Sorry but what do you mean called for and recalled?
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Sorry but what do you mean called for and recalled?
Search topics are recalled from the archives.



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