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 Post subject: RST EL 281 Forks - Help!
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:19 pm 
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Hi All,

I have an old KONA which is about 20 years old and still in great condition.
The only issue I have is with the RST EL 281 forks.On the end of the lower spring they have a plastic retainer which screws into the bottom of the fork with an Allen key bolt.
Both of these have snapped and I can't find them anywhere or a newer version to replace them.
Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:30 pm 
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If you are lucky, there is just enough vinyl thread remaining to secure
The spring, just enough to prevent lateral movement.
On top, the stack is installed under pressure (pre loaded) maybe ok.

Wouldn't bother me.


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:01 pm 
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someone may be able to model it and 3d print it for you not sure about the strength side of things though


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