Author Topic: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit  (Read 220 times)

Offline ADRay

Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« on: October 15, 2020, 10:33:55 AM »
Hi all,

Iíve hit a bump putting the rear subframe back together. I have a used Minispares Hi-Lo kit (thanks George), and I thought I had located the correct knuckles for the kit. The ones I bought are too wide to fit in the receiving end of the ďtrumpetĒ. As I understand, they should just set in place, right?

I am not able to find the correct ones on Minispares (or anywhere), at least ones defined as a direct replacement and with a picture that doesnít look like the ones I have.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
1982 Mini 1000 HL

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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 11:32:05 AM »
You want just the regular knuckle joint. They will fit everything BUT the MiniSport Ho-Lo kit. That uses the larger end knuckles. Part number GSV1118MS on Minispares site. They also have the same part but with a poly boot for a bit more. We know how the latest rubber parts are holding up. I am about to order 4 of the poly types.
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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 12:09:26 PM »
Thanks, that gives clarity to what I did wrong - I bought the Mini Sport knuckles for their kit (Adjust-a-ride).
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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 12:12:12 PM »
Another thing. Don't get the ones for 1990 and later, they have a built in spacer to raise the ride height.

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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 01:54:03 PM »
I may have a pair of the MiniSport knuckles, they're used but not worn. Unless you just want new ones.....
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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 02:10:21 PM »
I may have a pair of the MiniSport knuckles, they're used but not worn. Unless you just want new ones.....

His problem is he has the larger Minisport ones but needs the regular size ones. The larger ones are 14mm on the end to fit Minisport ho-lo's.

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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 02:57:50 PM »
I probably have some of all three styles!   ;D
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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 08:19:17 AM »
Thanks all. I am replacing all of the moving parts with new ones, so Iím compiling yet another order from jolly old England.
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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 10:17:39 AM »
Yeah, that's pretty much a weekly event for me!   77.gif
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Re: Trouble finding / verifying new knuckles for Hi-Lo kit
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2020, 10:21:12 AM »
Iíve been getting stuff shipped standard in under 2 weeks these day
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