Well, this the third different EE shock spanner wrench I have purchased/used, as I have a few different KTMs and they all use a different spanner wrench. Well... This newest one for my newest bike, a 2018 KTM 300 XCW has only one hook on it at the very end. The other two that EE makes both have two hooks so you can "push" the wrench after you engage it into the slots in the adjusting ring. Not this one so you can only "pull" the wrench and it WILL NOT FIT, EVEN SIDEWAYS, BETWEEN THE RESERVOIR AND THE SPRING, so effectively you can only tighten the adjusting ring! ONLY TIGHTEN, NOT LOOSEN! After trying all three and determining that I could MAKE MY OWN wrench out of aluminum, I realized that in the instructions there is a note with a star (*). It states on a 2 stroke you have to REMOVE THE PIPE!!! Really? Remove the exhaust pipe to adjust your sag??? Terrible engineering!! So I spoke to EE on the phone and he confirmed all of this and even tried to use their own wrench on a similar bike they had with similar results. I told him I think I can make one with two hooks that will work without having to remove the pipe and he said he would contact the eng. dept. to see why they couldn't do that. He also said usually you can loosen the shock adjuster by turning the spring. Usually. Just beware of only one hook! I am making my own out of 2" x 1/4" aluminum bar stock.
This definitely helped getting in there and not banging up that stupid plastic that KTM uses. I wish they used metal so a punch could be used but plastic just deforms so bad so I bought this and works a lot better.
This is a must have for setting the sag on a rear shock. My only complaint is that on my KTM, when I would take preload off of the shock the wrench wouldn't advance the ring all the way. I would have to use a punch to tap the adjuster ring just a tad to get the wrench to line up with the grooves on the adjuster ring. I think it's more that this wrench is more universal and obviously not specifically for a KTM. Other than that, great must have tool
Enduro Engineering. Man, those ladies and gents surely do know how to make stuff that works like a charm. It's almost like they can see into my mind regarding what tool would make a job easier...and they make it! Have they cracked the code on mind reading and control? I dunno. And I'll be honest and say that I don't care as long as they keep putting out 100% products like they have been. Two thumbs up!
This thing is pretty much junk. I used it a few times and now don't even bother taking it out of the tool box. It has slipped off numerous times and I end up smashing my knuckles. I went back to using a large 12" nail and ground down the tip to make it square. Fits right in to tight spaces and breaks the top lock nut free all the time. I then use my hands to turn the spring either up or down (while bike is on a stand with no weight on the rear tire) making sure the lock ring also turns and make my adjustments.
The tool is very nice and well made. Unfortunately it still is not easy to adjust the spring preload ring on the KTM/Husky shocks. It really isn't the tool though. It is the amount of room you have in the frame to adjust the ring. I was better off putting the bike on the stand and using my hand to turn the the spring and ring to adjust the sag.
This is THE only tool to use on the WP shock spring preload ring, otherwise it could get messed up pretty easy since it's only made of plastic. Absolutely recommend this tool, it works slick! Worth every penny!
Helped me get the job done in a precise and well engineered way. I did not have to bang around my adjustment collars and I prefer engineered solutions over the hammer and screwdriver in those tight spaces.
Machine this part was bought for: 2015 KTM 300 XC-W (E-Start)
I briefly thought about adjusting my shock with a pair of channel lock pliers, then decided to spend the 20 bucks and do it right. This is a nice little tool that works great to adjust the rear shock. I'm actually afraid of losing it size is small and flat!), so thinking about attaching it to a chain or something (the hole is already in place) to keep better track of it.
Machine this part was bought for: 2012 KTM 500 EXC
Quit destroying your cheap plastic KTM compression ring. I always used a screw driver and mallet to adjust my sag. I always wanted one of these, but never purchased one until now. I wish I would have purchased this with my bike...maybe my plastic compression ring would look a little fresher.
Machine this part was bought for: 2013 KTM 250 XC-W (E-Start)
This is a perfect example of a great tool. It does one thing, but it does it perfectly every time. It is comfortable in the hand. It is the right length to get some leverage without damaging anything. If you need a wrench for your KTM or Husky this is the way to go.
Machine this part was bought for: 2003 KTM 525 SX 4-Stroke