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Offline trevorp

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T35 front fork spring
« on: 30 Nov 2015 at 10:54 »
has anyone got a mk 1 fork spring

Offline twirl

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Re: T35 front fork spring
« Reply #1 on: 20 Dec 2015 at 11:51 »
Hi trevorp
if you still need a mk1 spring, maybe I can help you. I have one spring, rusty, but seems to work well. Length is about 266 mm, wide end is 42mm, small end about 36mm. As fare as I know, all springs in Douglas MK postware cycles are the same. I would sale it for 30 Euro. But the postage, even economically, from Switzerland to Australia is rather expensive, about 35 Euro I think. Economical delivery will take about two weeks. For payment I suggest paypal. Send me a pn with your address, if you are still interested.
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Re: T35 front fork spring
« Reply #2 on: 20 Dec 2015 at 16:04 »
            As you are advertising for just one spring, I guess you are replacing a broken spring! Spring breakages in Mk forks seems to be quite common, and I think the reason is Mr Douglas is wrong when he says fit the spring with the larger dia to the top. These tapered springs are effectively multi rate, so should be fitted so that the weaker end is static - i.e. at the top, so that the shock load is taken at the stiffer end - thus preventing the spring becoming coilbound under shock loads - this is normal practice with multi rate springs. I have fitted my springs 'upside down' and never had any problems.