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Grind king kingpins fitting to indy stage 5s

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:39 pm
by flash
Well first time ive done this apparent conversion, ive read all sorts about this, ive hooked up a few times , and as my indys are well worn , and original kingpin is just proud of the axels , I needed to do something, so ere we go , i had issues with the bushings when I got the trucks, finally sorted them with supercush hards 99a on the bottom , then bones hards on top, plus new indy pivot cups , and was happy with their turning
Anyway , trucks off , then to knock old kingpins out, the kit came with two sleeved nuts , they look well cool, but wont fit the indys, I presume they are the standard nut fittings for the gk trucks, plus there were two plain kingpin nuts with the set, now these were a little to wide to fit into the basepate, plus the length of the new gk kingpins are shorter than the indys, ok what to do, well using a standard kp nut placed nylon first into the baseplate, tapped it home with a little epoxy resin to secure, ensuring it sat at the correct angle , then its just assembly the bushings back on kp then insert kp into nut in base, and tighten up, it seems pretty solid , ive lost a couple of mm in height now , but all seems well , feels nice and turny, maybe to much, we will see sunday, if needed I could always put a extra 1/8 riser on to get height back , I may have buggered em up , god knows, seems only way to do em without , major friggin about with baseplate, here's the pics

Re: Grind king kingpins fitting to indy stage 5s

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:40 pm
by flash
:D

Re: Grind king kingpins fitting to indy stage 5s

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:41 pm
by flash
:D much better me thinks , lets hope way I done it is ok, no more hook ups, seemed only way to do em , overall height is couple of mm lower , but thats due to having to make sure new kp was deep enough into securing nut ..-

Re: Grind king kingpins fitting to indy stage 5s

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:23 am
by TonyB
Tracker inverted kingpins are longer and won't have the same length issues. How far is the kingpin into the nut. If it's only just in you run the chance of snapping the new kingpin.

Re: Grind king kingpins fitting to indy stage 5s

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:13 am
by flash
TonyB wrote:Tracker inverted kingpins are longer and won't have the same length issues. How far is the kingpin into the nut. If it's only just in you run the chance of snapping the new kingpin.

Hi ya tony , its a good way in , almost to the end , it seems solid

Re: Grind king kingpins fitting to indy stage 5s

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 8:13 am
by Alec
Shorter is good, as you tighten those down it's gonna bottom out on the deck (or the riser if it hasn't got a hole in it)