any tips on reinstalling fork tubes?
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Sun May 11 08:18:57 PDT 2008
If the upper tubes are straight, the size of the clamping area in the triple
clamps pretty much self-aligns them. I bounce it up and down a couple times
before tightening the axle to make sure the lowers are aligned as best they
can. Now's your opportunity to slide the tubes up about 1/4" to help with
the GPZ's slow steering. Before putting the front wheel and fairing back on
is also the best time for a real good adjustment on the steering head
bearings. It's real easy to "feel" any roughness or play in the bearings.
Steve in Western NY
'02 Daytona 955i
'08 KLR 650
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "1KPerDay" <1kperday at gmail.com>
To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: any tips on reinstalling fork tubes?
>I finally got my fork tubes back together (after having to
> disassemble/retorque one AGAIN (for the third time) because something
> was binding as I pulled and pushed the tube... whatever i did during
> the reassemble fixed it. Luckily I noticed it before I filled it with
> Trying 15W. Anyway, any tips for procedure on reinstalling the forks
> so they're square? Order of tightening bolts, installation of axle,
> wheel, do it with weight on the front wheel or not, etc. Right now the
> front of the bike is supported with a stem stand (pretty cook bit of
> thanks for any advice.
> Utah Jeff
> '96 SheePz1100
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