front end wenching tips and tricks?

scapco at scapco at
Fri Feb 23 10:45:46 PST 2007


If you don't have a set of the Connie fork guards on the 
bike, I highly recommend them.  I used to lose the left 
fork seal on a regular basis until I installed the Connie 
fork guards.  I never had another one leak after that.  
They're pretty cheap and hold on with just a little inner 
tube glued to the inside.

Otherwise, the main trick is to not get the forks in a bind 
when tightening up the triple clamps.  Tighten the bottom 
pinch bolts, bolt everything up and then tighen the top 
pinch bolts last.

Charles S.

> Hey all,
> I took the plunge and ordered the cartidge emulators
> from Race-tech and got them on the "to do" list.  
> back in early december, when replacing a broken speedo
> cable, i noticed the front right fork seal leaking
> (again) so figured it would be a good time to do some
> front end mods.
> I got the "special tool" for the hex bolt a year or so
> ago when we found the link on the audi or which ever
> site...  got Murph's front fork "kit" for measuring
> and setting up the fluids (along with seals, and
> bushings), and a few years back put in the race-tech
> progressive springs...  
> I'm assured by mr. scapps that emulators will make me
> a happier guy...
> after reading Art's thread on tools and their
> purposes, i thought I'd ask if there are any special
> secrets to doing front end work.  any tips to pass
> along?
> I've not gotten enough riding in lately - way too many
> projects on my plate and now that the ski conditions
> are improving in Lake Tahoe, i doubt I'll get much
> more in any time soon...  though i really do like the
> new LSL set up.  way better than the Genmars for my
> aging body.
> Looking to Durango, I won't make it this year either
> (though I'd like to).  looks like work will have me in
> India again in June.  Nothing more fun than 26 hours
> in coach each way...
> andy b
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