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    Rebuilding a KHS XC704r frame

    I just purchased a 2003 KHS XC704r project frame. I plan on doing it right and my first thing I want to do is replace the bearings. So I am looking for a place I can get the replacement bearings and the torque specs for the frame, if anyone could be so kind to help me find them?
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    Try here :www.niagaracycle.com/index.php?cPath=367 -

    or your LBS ( local bearing supply ) , most linkage bearings are not propriatary .

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    I guess it might be hard to know what bearings I need until I have the old ones in my hand. Unless of course someone knows what they bearings are and the torque specs for everything.
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    Torque specs are predicated on size and strength of the fastner .


    www.cncexpo.com/MetricBoltTorqueNm.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Torque specs are predicated on size and strength of the fastner .


    www.cncexpo.com/MetricBoltTorqueNm.aspx
    Except when they are threaded into aluminum or are clamping a clevis.

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    call KHS and talk to Vince. They sell complete rebuild kits for about $40. All bushings, bearings, etc. They can also get you a decal kit if you planned on repainting that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbeer
    Except when they are threaded into aluminum or are clamping a clevis.


    Excellent point . Just use common sense when doing assembly , use Locktite 242 ( the blue stuff ) , you cant go wrong .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro
    call KHS and talk to Vince. They sell complete rebuild kits for about $40. All bushings, bearings, etc. They can also get you a decal kit if you planned on repainting that bike.
    I do actually plan on painting it. Keeping the back end black I think, and going with one of my favorite color burnt orange in the front. I emailed them about getting the specs and everything, and possibly a original decal kit if they had one. If not they sell generic KHS decals for 12 bucks which would work just fine.
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    The frame came today and it looks good. I weighed it up and I only stand to gain 1.5 pounds which is not bad.

    I think I am going to keep it the way it is, which sucks because I already bought paint and decals, and basically everything to rebuild it.
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    Why, is everything pretty much okay right now? If so, just put that stuff aside and you'll have it on hand when you do need to tear down/rebuild the frame.

    6.07 for a full suspension frame isn't bad at all, good luck with the build.

    David B.

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    Everything seems fine on it. Its dinged and warn off in some places, but overall I like the color and the design.
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    All Done.

    Feels a bit odd to ride, such a drastic difference in how it feels. I need to chop some inches of the new handlebar, and I should be good.
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    It looks very sweet, what does it weigh? I'd cut down that steer tube, maybe put a 10mm max on top, once had a set-up similar, wrecked and that thing caught me in the lower part of the chest, hurt for two months. Take care

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    I will be cutting the steerer. I had it full length on my last frame, but with the addition of the riser bar I can cut it down, just didn't yet.
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    First ride this morning went well. It was just a back road, but it has its share of bumps and the ride felt very nice. I do how ever need a new seat post clamp. The clamp that is on it simply does not go tight enough to hold the seat post where I set it. I am a big guy, and stopping every few miles to raise the seat is going to get annoying. If anyone knows the size clamp it would be appreciated. I have a micro meter somewhere, I just need to find it.
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    Looks great man. I like it
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    Btw how much did you get the frame for if you don't mind me asking?
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    I paid $203 shipped, which I was comfortable with. The seller wanted $235 to start with.
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