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AK-20 cartridge kit installation

Is this something I can do myself or with help from a more knowledgeable friend? The Traxxion website says the kit comes with instructions, implying that the install is pretty straightforward, aside from special tools. Since I don't have any special tools, that is also a factor.

I usually let Trackside Suspension and Engineering do all my suspension work, but if there was a good local shop, it would be easier for me. Chi Perf? No chrome forks though.

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If you're decent at wrenching its pretty easy.
Traxxion sells a tool kit for a very reasonable price.

I did mine, ejeremy did his as well.

One thing, ya kinda need another person for the spring
Compressing bit. Or you can use a ratchet tie down strap as
Extra hands.

When I did mine, I didn't think of the tie down thing,
And my gf wasn't home, I ended up getting my finger caught
Between the spring and the cap washer.

It reaaaaly hurts. Don't do that.
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I think I'm going to leave it in the hands of a pro too. Jeremy to the rescue!

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