This may be of interest to some.....
I fancied putting some bounce on the front of my Krampus and having seen the lack of clearance with Fox and other forks I thought that the DUC32 would be a good choice.
I found and bought some on eBay for a decent price, and then got to adapting them.
The first thing was the short headtube on the Krampus. The DUCs will take a minimum HT length of 130mm, and the Krampus is about 105mm with the headset. So I had to machine up an extension to the steerer nut. It was a tight fit (I knurled it) and it was epoxied in place. So far it seems pretty sturdy. But in future I may machine and tap a longer one piece steerer nut.
I then checked to see how much I had to reduce the travel by to make sure the tyre cleared the crown. The standard Maverick travel reducers are 35mm long, but I machined up some 48mm long to take into account the larger tyre diameter.
The fork had come with a 26" wheel on a Maverick hub, but luckily my existing wheel has a Hope Pro2 hub, and they do a Maverick axle. Having read on here of some problems people have had as the finish on it is smooth, I knurled the ends of the axle - a solution suggested by an ex-Maverick employee.
Here are some pics of the bike built up. I've been out for a couple of rides so far, and it's working great
Loads of room....
And with my mates Karate Monkey for comparison....
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